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  • Zaccy16

    i still would rather be in a kuga or a beetle in a crash than a mirage!

    • Annawat6

      Hey zaccy, you really are a pest! You seem to be on every car site with silly comments such as these. You need to just accept that the mirage for the money is a fantastic little car.

      Grow up!!

      • Zaccy16

        i would say it would be good for the money if it was $8000 or $9000 but for $11,990 and up its much too expensive

        • Captain Nemo®™

           Yeah 8 grand that’s about as much as a woeful Mexican made VeeDud is worth.  Wouldn’t pay a cent more.

    • Vale

      I’d like to see you get a Kuga or Beetle for Mirage money.

  • Douglas9305

    If it’s OK with you, I’d rather not crash at all…….

  • pixxxels

    They need to raise the number of stars they award or re-weight their values or something. Soon every new car will have a 5 star rating (barring possibly Protons and Cherys). There needs to be some comparison at the top. 

    • Viv

      Google the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) front offset crash testing results from the USA and you will see a different mix. For example, the normally compliant 5-star Toyota Camry was deemed to be poor.

      The IIHS also found that many common midsized cars (eg Suzuki Kazashi, Subaru Liberty, Kia Optima, Nissan Altima) substaintially outperformed some more expensive models (Audi A4, Mercedes C-Class, Lexus IS250/350) in the crash test.

      Arguably if you change the standard test then you change the results.  Perhaps some manufacturers design for the standard test rather than real world crashes.  It might also explain while the severity of real world motor vehicle injuries/deaths does not align perfectly with standard safety ratings.  Some 4 star cars have proven much safer than some 5 star cars.