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Dramatic crash test illustrates U.S.-Mexico auto safety divide
Topic Started: Nov 2 2016, 04:42 PM (602 Views)
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http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2016/11/02/dramatic-crash-test-illustrates-u-s-mexico-auto-safety-divide.html

There are many reasons why you can buy a $7,500 new car in Mexico and you can’t in the United States, but safety is a major one.

Although many of the cars built in Mexico are exported to the United States, its local safety requirements pale in comparison, and entry level cars sold there do without much of the basic safety technology available today.

To illustrate the difference, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and its Mexican counterpart, Latin NCAP, conducted a head-to-head crash test of the cheapest sedans Nissan sells on either side of the border: the $7,500 Tsuru and the $12,000 Versa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85OysZ_4lp0
Edited by Demagogue, Nov 2 2016, 04:43 PM.
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If you ever wondered why you can buy a car in Mexico for $4500 less than any car here in the USA, well now you know.
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That red car looks like a 20 year old Sentra

1997 Sentra:

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Edited by wilmywood8455, Nov 2 2016, 05:01 PM.
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wilmywood8455
Nov 2 2016, 04:59 PM
That red car looks like a 20 year old Sentra

1997 Sentra:

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It basically is a 20 year old Sentra that they still build today for the Mexico market. It is in the article (or maybe the video that is in the linked article). Nissan decided to cancel the car after this year and this horrendous test was part of the reason.
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Ha! I hadn't read it, but I guess I have a pretty good eye for cars! :cheers:

And sho' 'nuff, here's a 1990 Sentra:

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Yeah, the way that the driver's side door simply separated from the car as the entire driver's side crushed in is fairly impressive in a bad way.
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A head on crash at 35 miles an hour will render both cars a total loss. At 50mph...good luck!
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The 'total loss' isn't the point. The integrity of the cab is.
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