How Important Is Crash Test Performance To You?

Andy "Too Short" Stoy reported today on the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration plan to revise crash test ratings in a last-ditch effort to stay even remotely relevant educate drivers. Assuming they suddenly put forth harsher standards, would that impact your buying decisions? And while you probably… » 7/09/08 11:45am 7/09/08 11:45am

Federal Crash Test Ratings To Be Updated: We All Drive Death Traps Again

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NAMBLA) is updating their star ranking system for vehicle safety for the first time since it was introduced in 1994. After 14 years of manufacturers designing for the ratings, along with advancements in active and passive safety systems, the scores had become… » 7/09/08 9:20am 7/09/08 9:20am

Brilliant! Chinese Brilliance BS6 Sedan Crumples Like A Coke Can In…

While the folks at the German ADAC institute may not have gotten quite as much of a laugh (if you don't believe us — wait until about 15 seconds into the video here) out of their recent test of the new Brilliance BS6 — the recent Chinese entry into the Euro luxe import sedan market — as EuroNCAP got out of the test of… » 6/22/07 10:15am 6/22/07 10:15am