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      11-22-2008, 08:25 PM   #1
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Cool Is the Mini Clubman a safe car?

My mom wants to get the clubman but my dad doesn't think its a safe car, is this true?
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      11-22-2008, 08:46 PM   #2
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guess not...
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      11-22-2008, 08:59 PM   #3
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Government crash tests show the Cooper performed well. I suspect the Clubman will as well.

However, the reality is small cars are less safe than large.

I guess performing well in crash tests does not matter as much as how often a driver is likely to die in the real world.

http://www.edmunds.com/ownership/saf...8/article.html

Driver deaths per million registered passenger vehicles 1-3 years old, 2007. Source: IIHS
Vehicle Size
Rate
Car — Small
96
Car — Midsize
62
Car — Large
64
Car — Very Large
35
Pickup — Small
104
Pickup — Large
90
Pickup — Very Large
86
SUV — Small
48
SUV — Midsize
41
SUV — Large
43
SUV — Very Large
47
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      11-22-2008, 09:18 PM   #4
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In reality small cars have a much better chance of avoiding the brunt of a crash than large ones.

Smaller > Large. This is a general statement though and certain cars are exceptions.
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i guess it is,but it is ugly .
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i guess it is,but it is ugly .
Looks like a mini Hearst......
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