Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 12:45:51 -0400 From: "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospampam myrealbox.com> Subject: Re: Which one of these cars are the safest, and which one shouldI get?
"griffin" <gryffynospamHISshaw.ca> wrote in message news:M8EBc.806123$Pk3.749761nospamw1no... > > And no, my Jeep Wrangler is neither an SUV nor a station wagon. It is not > > good at people hauling (4 seater, not particularly safe) or trailering > > (2000lb tow limt). But it does go off-road damn well... > > > > -Fred W > > > > I dunno if I agree with the safety on the Wranglers ...I've been around > Jeeps and Jeep owners for awhile now and can't even think of anyone who's > died in a Jeep or know anyone who's told me stories of such. They may not be > safe "feature-wise" with side airbags, crumple-zones, etc, but in terms of > life-and-death crashes, I'd rather be in a Wrangler than almost any car out > there (especially in a rollover). And it's very inexpensive and easy to > install 5-point harness systems, padded rollbars, and a few other "safety" > options in Jeeps that make them even better. If we're talking about backseat > passengers tho, then ya, it's not safe at all. I had a friend fall out of my > Jeep once in the backseat (no seatbelt obviously ...but still). Not cool at > all. The other safety "feature" I have on my Wrangler TJ is that I just don't like to drive it fast. Sure, it's got the 4.0L six so it's capable, I just don't like to. That and my knobby tires make a racket at highway speeds. Other cars in the driveway are far better for high speed driving. -Fred W