Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 16:37:00 GMT From: "griffin" <gryffynospamHISshaw.ca> Subject: Re: Which one of these cars are the safest, and which one shouldI get?
> 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.