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You are in the Sedans
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Chevrolet Cobalt, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Fit, Mazda MAZDA3, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Sentra, Sedan
#505 of 1205 Re: 2007 Elantra safe? [backy]
Nov 01, 2006 (9:45 pm)
I was thinking the same of you. You tend to pull a lot out of the air.
I read that Hyundai protested the IIHS testing and supplied the thrid car to them.
There were two recalls related to front air bags. One right after I purchased the car which I had done in April of 2005 and the OCS sensor which came out around a year ago. There was a class action lawsuit on this. I have the paperwork but have yet to get it done. The OCS sensor by the way is related to the passenger front air bag as its the sensor to determine the weight of the passenger and to automatically enable/disable it.
I will call Kia and find out if there are any recalls for the car or any service bulletins.
#506 of 1205 Re: 2007 Elantra safe? [spmrebel]
Nov 02, 2006 (9:45 am)
Hyundai protested the first IIHS testing, back in 2001, because they thought the "injuries" on the dummy's legs should not have been as high. That's why the IIHS ran the 2nd test--and it kind of backfired on Hyundai because the driver's airbag deployed late on that one. Because of that, the IIHS ran a third test.
I gave you the link to all these details earlier--I am not pulling them "out of the air."
#507 of 1205 Re: 2007 Elantra safe? [backy]
Nov 02, 2006 (10:38 am)
I find it humerous that you both feel the need to argue over which car is the safest of the bottom feeders. Though I do find it laughable that the Kia Spectra can only muster an "adequate" in Frontal testing by IIHS, let alone its Poor side impact rating. The fact is both cars are awful. Let's move on.
#508 of 1205 Re: 2007 Elantra safe? [germancarfan1]
Nov 02, 2006 (10:55 am)
Actually, the best thing to do if posts don't interest you is just skip them instead of suggesting that people stop making them. Also, it would be nice if you drop the "bottom feeder" comment. I would appreciate that.
#510 of 1205 Re: 2007 Elantra safe? [germancarfan1]
Nov 02, 2006 (11:24 am)
That both cars are "awful" is an opinion, not a fact.
#512 of 1205 Re: 2007 Elantra safe? [germancarfan1]
Nov 02, 2006 (1:57 pm)
The fact is both cars are awful. Let's move on.
No surprise that you said that (using recent history as a guide), but keeping the pointless comments (that have no supporting info) to ourselves will make this a much more useful and entertaining discussion.
#513 of 1205 Okay
Nov 02, 2006 (2:07 pm)
Let's get back to talking about the cars, please.
If you've got a problem with a post, please skip it. Feel free to email me if you find it inappropriate.
#514 of 1205 Corolla Release Date
Nov 02, 2006 (2:16 pm)
What is the latest word on when we might see the new Corolla stateside in dealerships?