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LAP TOP GAMER
12-20-2007, 08:54 PM
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Minivans disappoint in bumper crash tests

Associated Press - December 20, 2007 1:43 AM ET

RUCKERSVILLE, Va. (AP) - The latest bumper crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows none of the six minivans, all 2008 models -- did particularly well.

The Nissan Quest was the worst, while the Honda Odyssey performed best overall. Institute senior vice president Joe Nolan says while they didn't have the worst bumpers IIHS has tested, they still allow way too much damage in minor impacts.

And even minor crashes can be expensive. The Institute says repairing the damages from low-speed crashes of 3 to 6 miles per hour could cost as much as $3,500.

In the Institute's bumper tests, each vehicle is run into a barrier designed to mimic the design of a car bumper. The steel barriers plastic absorber and flexible cover simulate cars energy absorbers and plastic bumper covers.

Getwired
12-20-2007, 09:05 PM
Another reason to hate them? Nah. You're looking at it all wrong! It's a reason to be thankful you're in a Hoe/Yukon -- if you crash into one, it'll be the other guy dealing with the worst of it! :D No, I ain't gonna test that theory... :thumbsup:

LAP TOP GAMER
12-20-2007, 09:11 PM
The reason we drive these beasts is for maximum safety.

Getwired
12-20-2007, 09:12 PM
:thumbsup: That's all I'm sayin... :thumbsup:

LAP TOP GAMER
12-21-2007, 12:45 AM
Driving a mini van you might as well just surrender you man license.:tooth: :nunu: :nunu:

Rollin Thunder
12-21-2007, 01:01 AM
Driving a mini van you might as well just surrender you man license.:tooth: :nunu: :nunu:

you might as well surrender your soal too. but yea LOOZER CRUZER, but wait, get wired drives a dodge caravan as a DAILY DRIVER, laptop just said getwired was a sissy:ktoe:

LAP TOP GAMER
12-21-2007, 02:43 AM
you might as well surrender your soal too. but yea LOOZER CRUZER, but wait, get wired drives a dodge caravan as a DAILY DRIVER, laptop just said getwired was a sissy:ktoe:

I thought his wife drove that? His sig dosen't resemble a mini van.

Getwired
12-21-2007, 10:25 AM
Driving a mini van you might as well just surrender you man license.:tooth: :nunu: :nunu:


:susel: Gee, thanks alot! :susel: Yeah, I drive the ole' beater when my wife needs the truck, or when I have to go downtown (public parking garage - not "Denali friendly"). Otherwise, I'm in the Denali. Trust me, my man license is in no immediate danger of suspension or revocation. Nothing wrong with minivans -- many SUV drivers are "converted" minivan-ers.

Rollin Thunder
12-21-2007, 10:57 AM
:susel: Gee, thanks alot! :susel: Yeah, I drive the ole' beater when my wife needs the truck, or when I have to go downtown (public parking garage - not "Denali friendly"). Otherwise, I'm in the Denali. Trust me, my man license is in no immediate danger of suspension or revocation. Nothing wrong with minivans -- many SUV drivers are "converted" minivan-ers.

not me, but i may be a converted pick up driver, but never owned anything else other than a pick up or suv, almost went for a cadi once though. :yesnod:


but laptop, he still drives and owns a minivan. we need to do some thinking on the coolness level he has with us now :D

JRTV8
12-21-2007, 12:29 PM
I hate Minivans.... period!!!! plus the drivers .

Getwired
12-21-2007, 12:47 PM
:leaving:

Rollin Thunder
12-21-2007, 01:09 PM
:leaving:


HOW COULD YOU, you completly lost your coolness factor :skep: :wow: :cuss: :lol: :smilielol: im just messin with ya.

JRTV8
12-21-2007, 02:37 PM
At least they are good in some events.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeUm0wU-uaM

JRTV8
12-21-2007, 02:41 PM
And you know what I mean by drivers... (very stupid)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMvtDNATP04

Gambler
12-21-2007, 03:06 PM
And you know what I mean by drivers... (very stupid)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMvtDNATP04

Wow:wow: , some people just deserve the darwin award... :ktoe:

bparker
12-22-2007, 01:16 AM
There is no such thing as a "cool" minivan. :yaya:

LAP TOP GAMER
12-22-2007, 02:22 AM
There is no such thing as a "cool" minivan. :yaya:

I agree!

Rollin Thunder
12-22-2007, 11:01 AM
i agree too, and what makes them even less cool is when someone tries to "trick them out" thats like a nerd trying to be cool in high school. :smilielol:

LAP TOP GAMER
12-22-2007, 12:31 PM
i agree too, and what makes them even less cool is when someone tries to "trick them out" thats like a nerd trying to be cool in high school. :smilielol:

I laugh when they try to challenge me at a stop light trying to cut me off for the lane I'm in, just a touch of the gas and by by pesky mini van.

fco_gonzo
12-23-2007, 09:42 AM
I laugh when they try to challenge me at a stop light trying to cut me off for the lane I'm in, just a touch of the gas and by by pesky mini van.

I don't think they are trying to challenge you. They are try to speed off because they are too embarrest to be seen driving a minivan. :gy:

JRTV8
12-30-2007, 02:01 PM
Here's another reason why...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyks5fEpiAA

Rollin Thunder
12-30-2007, 02:20 PM
Here's another reason why...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyks5fEpiAA

abc 7 is who we watched when we lived in chicago. wonder how recent that is.

JRTV8
12-30-2007, 04:47 PM
abc 7 is who we watched when we lived in chicago. wonder how recent that is.

This happen just recently but I"m not sure how long ago, could of been couple of weeks