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    IIHS: Small car bumpers cost big bucks to repair

    Driving a small car in the urban environs they're so well suited for can add up in big repair bills, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Low speed incidents in parking lots and on tight city streets are everyday occurrences that seemingly shouldn't cost a lot to set right, but they ...

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    Smart USA responds to IIHS crash test results

    IIHS crash tests – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Needless to say, the folks over at Smart USA were not pleased to see the results of the latest batch of crash testing from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS did a series of frontal offset crash tests between small ...

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    IIHS crash tests small pickups, majority flunk

    Click above for more of the IIHS side impact crash tests for small pickupsThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently performed side crash tests for the first time on small pickups. Their sampling included the Toyota Tacoma, Dodge Dakota, Ford Ranger, Nissan Frontier and Chevy Colorado. The ...

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    A gentler tap - IIHS suggests car bumper standards for light trucks

    It's not a surprise that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) would be backing a proposal that has the potential to lower the amount of damage vehicles sustain in crashes, and therefore lead to less costly repairs for insurers. What is surprising is the NHTSA's stubborn attitude about ...

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    Acura TSX named Top Safety Pick by IIHS

    Click on the image above for pics of our uncrashed 2009 Acura TSX The all-new 2009 Acura TSX was recently crashed into a barrier at 40 mph, and smacked with a side sled at 31 mph, by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). While the last model (2005-2008 with side airbags) scored "good" ...


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