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Old 11-05-2002, 12:49 AM   #21
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So to answer your question, the size of the car has some--but little to do with the insurance premiums.
Well, it wasn't really a question, but I see your point. I still would think the repair factor should weigh more heavily on the rates. But safety concerns also have to play somewhat of a role as well - otherwise the insurance companies wouldn't bother with those offset crash tests we hear so much about (and that the manufacturers HATE.)
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So to answer your question, the size of the car has some--but little to do with the insurance premiums.
Well, it wasn't really a question, but I see your point. I still would think the repair factor should weigh more heavily on the rates. But safety concerns also have to play somewhat of a role as well - otherwise the insurance companies wouldn't bother with those offset crash tests we hear so much about (and that the manufacturers HATE.)
They only hate those tests when they do poorly in them whenever they do well they make sure to mention it over and over in their ads.
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So to answer your question, the size of the car has some--but little to do with the insurance premiums.
Well, it wasn't really a question, but I see your point. I still would think the repair factor should weigh more heavily on the rates. But safety concerns also have to play somewhat of a role as well - otherwise the insurance companies wouldn't bother with those offset crash tests we hear so much about (and that the manufacturers HATE.)
They only hate those tests when they do poorly in them whenever they do well they make sure to mention it over and over in their ads.
How true, how true!
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Have you seen the new Volvo SUV? Did you see the roll test they did? That my friend is a real car/Suv. Also has a nice FWD unit. Ití* also a straight six. The shortest transaxle in existence. hmm I wonder if it would fit in a Bonneville with a big block strapped to it?

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I haven't seen it. Do you have a link? I promise to read this time. LOL
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They only hate those tests when they do poorly in them whenever they do well they make sure to mention it over and over in their ads.
I love watching Dateline NBC when they do their annual reports on cars they've tested in the frontal offset crash tests.

"Well, gee, it looks like this poor bastard would've lost both his legs AND his head when it pops out of the open door. If he doesn't die from the impact first because the airbag didn't deploy fast enough."
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