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On April 6, 2000, I purchased a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX HPP with 23,490 miles. I decided to start a little website for it featuring a running log of my experiences with the car. Vic 1.0 was retired in 2015 due to rust and electrical issues. Vic 2.0 was a 2006 P71 in Blue Pearl that belonged to my boyfriend. It was a Ford demo and never saw actual police use. It was damaged in September of 2018 with well over 186,000 miles. It was replaced by Vic 3.0 in October 2018, a 2008 P71 in Silver Birch with 120,971 miles. To read posts prior to 2010, click a link at right, or go to Crown Vics, ETC.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

STUDY: The Most Dangerous Cars in the US... Small Cars & Sports Cars are the Most Deadly

This post may be a bit off topic, but I have always said most larger cars are safer than econo-cubes.  What use is a crumple-zone if your hood or trunk is 2 feet long??  

Now, if someone drives a lot and needs good MPG, and also doesn't have a lot of money to spend, FINE, get a tiny car.  BUT, you're not going to save the world by driving it, so if you can afford it, buy something at least SLIGHTLY larger than a postage stamp.  

The Most Dangerous Cars in the U.S.

By Julie Blackley
Small Cars and Sports Cars are the Most Deadly
Occupant fatalities from car crashes occur almost twice as often in subcompact cars and sports cars compared to the average vehicle, according to the latest study by automotive research firm and car search engine iSeeCars.com.
iSeeCars.com analyzed fatality data of model year 2013-2017 cars from the U.S. Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and more than 25 million used cars from the same model years to determine the vehicles that are most often involved in fatal accidents. It found that there are 14 models that are at least two times as likely as the average vehicle to be involved in a fatal accident.............................CLICK TO READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE AND SEE WHICH VEHICLES ARE MOST OFTEN INVOLVED IN FATAL ACCIDENTS