First Institute crash tests of Smart car
IIHS news release • May 14, 2008
First Institute crash tests of Smart car: diminutive two-seater earns top ratings for protecting people in front & side crashes
ARLINGTON, VA — The Smart car is getting a lot of attention for its small size and style, and now it's earning impressive crash test ratings. In recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the 2008 Smart Fortwo, the smallest car for sale in the US market, earned the top rating of good for front and side crash protection. Its seat/head restraints earned the second highest rating of acceptable for protection against whiplash in rear impacts.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr051408.html
Ford F150 and Honda Civic frontal crash test by IIHS
When large, truck-based SUVs collide with passenger cars or minivans, the results can be devastating for the occupants of the latter.
But fatalities in such accidents are on the decrease in the United States thanks to measures employed by automakers. Traffic deaths are down 64 percent since the year 2000 due to changes in automobile design such as lower bumpers for SUVs and better-protect cabin cells for passenger cars.
In 2000, the death rate for car and minivan passengers in collisions with trucks or SUVs was 44 deaths per million. That came down to 16 deaths per million by 2009.
The study was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a private-sector group based in Arlington, Virginia.
"By working together, the automakers got life-saving changes done quickly," said Joe Nolan, the institute's chief administrative officer.
GTA Car Kits - Toyota Avalon 2005-2011 iPod, iPhone and AUX adapter installation
http://www.gtacarkits.com/toyota_avalon_2005_2011_car_kit.php - installation instructions for iPhone, iPod, iPad, AUX, mp3 adapter into factory stereo of Toyota Avalon for model years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. After installing the car kit you would be able to listen to your iPod or iPhone through your factory stereo speakers and control your music through controls on the factory radio along with displaying the song name. The kit will charge your iPod/iPhone.
You can use these instruction for removing Toyota Avalon stereo.
2002 Audi A4 moderate overlap test
2002 Audi A4 built after February 2002 40 mph moderate overlap front test
Overall evaluation: Good
Full rating at http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=163
2004 Toyota Avalon XLS (stk#17509C) for sale at Trend Motors Used Car Center in Rockaway, NJ
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2000 Nissan Maxima moderate overlap test
2000 Nissan Maxima built after November 1999 40 mph moderate overlap front test
Overall evaluation: Acceptable
Full rating at http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=22