A report published in the Herald-Sun today shows how when looking for a used car, we should think more about our safety than of convenience and comfort options.

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This table shows the more popular used vehicles on our market today. Here you can find how safe older vehicles can be, and in easy to understand terms (green is good, red is bad), the table indicates what cars used buyers should avoid.

Of no surprise the winner is VW’s Passat, which second-hand is quite affordable and provides quality, reliable family motoring. The Bora also scored very well. Our own Falcon and Commodore are nothing to sneeze at, also scoring very high on the chart. Very reassuring news for those of us with limited budgets.

With every test like this, there must be a loser, and this time round it’s Daihatsu’s Hi-Jet (you don’t say) showing a ‘significantly worse than average’ chance of sustaining serious injury in an accident.

So if you’re in the market for a used car, or are just curious to see how your vehicle would perform in a crash, check it out. Much better than finding out the hard way.

Click here to view the full table.

Source: News.com.au

Matt.