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Re: How safe... Aside: Integra Safety (archive)

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Posted by Jay K on February 15, 1999 at 12:07:01:

In Reply to: How safe is an E46?? posted by BMVW on February 15, 1999 at 06:55:50:

: Hello all-
Now I drive an Integra, which I love, but I want to move up in the safety ladder.

Just one data point - I also used to drive an Integra. Was driving on the freeway one morning (probably doing about 70 in the fast lane), when a dump-truck got out of control sometime a couple of lanes over. He actually started turning toward me and came across two lanes to smash me into the center divider. When everything came to rest (a second or so later - couldn't have been THAT fast, the airbags didn't deploy), the right-hand side of my car was smashed in, and the truck was rotated almost 180 degrees, right next to me. Maybe I was just lucky, but I was completely fine (the car was totalled, though - and just about a year old). I just crawled out where the passenger-side window had been. Gave me a lot of respect for the Integra's safety.


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