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Old July 7th, 2015, 07:52 AM
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It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. But this is probably the first listing of empirical data that puts Land Rover near the top of a positive list. https://www.yahoo.com/autos/how-the-...390976917.html
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Old July 7th, 2015, 08:22 AM
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GOOD list

They are the top of lots of list, but this time a 'good' list
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Old July 7th, 2015, 08:29 AM
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Interesting list...data doesn't make complete sense but I'll drink what they're pouring.


Besides, like any of us need a real, rational reason to drive Rovers, or big diesel light duty pickups...
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Old July 7th, 2015, 09:31 AM
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mini countryman...really? over a ridgeline, pilot, highlander, armada, or any number of larger, heavier, and stronger SUV's?
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by that logic, Bentley and RR should be at the top of the list (or did they exclude them too because of low daily use)?


Once again, suspect data and methodology (just like unemployment stats), but hey, I'll buy it!
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Old July 7th, 2015, 10:40 AM
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Basically it says F=MA even if it is expensive M at times...

Funny, I just bought a 'totaled' Tithonus which was rear ended by a texting new F-350 driver, also totaled. But, we had the Tithonus repaired in half a day shy tub repairs...
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Old July 7th, 2015, 01:39 PM
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Basically it says F=MA even if it is expensive M at times... Funny, I just bought a 'totaled' Tithonus which was rear ended by a texting new F-350 driver, also totaled. But, we had the Tithonus repaired in half a day shy tub repairs...
That's pretty crazy that the F-350 was totaled as well. Those are big trucks! Any pics of the Tith's damage? I would have guess a much worse outcome.
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Old July 7th, 2015, 01:44 PM
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That is a very interesting study. It makes sense. Small cars are not safe.

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Old July 7th, 2015, 05:41 PM
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It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. But this is probably the first listing of empirical data that puts Land Rover near the top of a positive list. https://www.yahoo.com/autos/how-the-...390976917.html
Lowest claim frequency.

presumably nothing to do with safety.

Everything to do with the number of insurance claims made. Those claims could be massive as the occupant was crippled but just few in frequency.

BS stats.
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Old July 7th, 2015, 06:01 PM
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The regular F150 is above the F350 and F250 which makes no sense.
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That's pretty crazy that the F-350 was totaled as well. Those are big trucks! Any pics of the Tith's damage? I would have guess a much worse outcome.
Don, it was hit right rear corner, folded the crossmember outer over to the frame (bent 90 degrees), broke the Sals diff cover, shattered the driveshaft, knocked the springs out from under the truck, etc- Oh, and smashed the tub up to the side locker. Funniest part was the bell housing had a 4" diameter hole right at the clutch slave.
I am guessing the F350 was totaled on airbag deployment and tons of cosmetics being damaged. I drive an F-350 and while stout, lots of trim items and sheetmetal to destroy.
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Old July 7th, 2015, 06:24 PM
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Multiple Tacomas????

Must have had their rusted out chassis replaced before the test
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