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    And when I figure out why my car is detonating despite the supposed existence of a knock sensor.
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    Originally posted by drizze99
    IMO, since the car is only 20K, there are a lot of inexperienced drivers out there getting them. (16-18 yr old crowd) No offense to the youngin's, but getting a car with this much power early in your driving experience is a bad thing!!
    I totally agree. I'll admit to my fair shair of accidents, but I've never even come close to totaling a car. The difference being, when I screw up, I have the skill to pull myself out of the deep stuff and minimize the accident.

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    Originally posted by drizze99
    Exactly what I'm saying. It also looks like the WRX is not a tank afterall.
    Actually, the WRX is the safest small car made. It can support three times its own weight on it's roof. Modern cars are meant to crumple on impact and preserve the cabin. The WRX does an exceptionally good job.

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    Originally posted by PlatinumWRX
    Actually, the WRX is the safest small car made. It can support three times its own weight on it's roof. Modern cars are meant to crumple on impact and preserve the cabin. The WRX does an exceptionally good job.

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    Have you personally tested this ?

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    It's required that cars sold in the United States support three times their own weight on the roof. So in case there's a violent rollover, Hollywood style, your head will stay on top of your neck where it's supposed to be.

    Cars are supposed to get mangled and compress into a tiny little ball while keeping you alive and safe inside, even if you get stuck sometimes. Some people think they've survived the end of the world, but it's really just the engineers and occasionally a deity, that should be thanked.
    A while ago, on a Honda forum, a guy smashed into a barrier in his Prelude (His fault). He thought he was the luckiest guy in the world, so he makes a ten-item list of "I thank God for..." and forgot "Honda Engineers" -__-;

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    Definitely. Cars are engineered with what they call "crumble zones." AREITU is absolutely correct. When I was a car saleman, that was one of the things they tought us so we could point it out to the customers. The motors in cars are mounted with shear bolts so they will/should snap in case of a violent frontal collision. This so the motor does not end up in your lap.
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    Originally posted by TurboWRX

    that car looks really safe
    you people are not familiar with logic and thinking are you?
    idiots.
    anyway, normally in order to judge the crashworthiness of a vehicle you need some sort of data and not just personal bias.

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    Well, just to UPDATE you guys:

    The Silver SRT-4 was purchased off of eBay for 5200.00 and it was bought by a performance shop that is rebuilding the car into a GT racecar.
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    Very nice Drizze, that should be a fun little project for the shop. Keep us updated if anything big ever becomes of that car.

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    Damn!! Here is ANOTHER wrecked SRT-4 on eBay!! I getting tired of seeing all these cars wrecked! Can any of you guys remember back when the WRX hit the US? I'm not sure what year it was, but did you guys start seeing a bunch of them start popping up crashed??
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    Must of side swiped somthing large, did you see the scuffs near the roof?
    Nice paint on the rear of that car. It looks like something you see on a girls drop spot.
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    Originally posted by droogie
    Must of side swiped somthing large, did you see the scuffs near the roof?
    Nice paint on the rear of that car. It looks like something you see on a girls drop spot.
    Yea, I saw that. I am trying to figure out how that accident happened. What I don't get, is the car is considered salvage? WTF? The damage, on the outside, does not look that bad.

    Yea, those graphics are so ghey!
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    Originally posted by drizze99
    Damn!! Here is ANOTHER wrecked SRT-4 on eBay!! I getting tired of seeing all these cars wrecked! Can any of you guys remember back when the WRX hit the US? I'm not sure what year it was, but did you guys start seeing a bunch of them start popping up crashed??
    Towards the end of 1992, there were alot of pictures of WRX's that were totalled. In 1993, the insurance rates on the WRX went up.
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    Originally posted by drizze99
    Yea, I saw that. I am trying to figure out how that accident happened. What I don't get, is the car is considered salvage? WTF? The damage, on the outside, does not look that bad.

    Yea, those graphics are so ghey!
    I thought that too, the car doesn't seem to be in bad shape. It does seem to be more than 2500 damage that the seller is claiming. I mean, I know people who have tapped the car in front of them going like 5 mph and the repair was like 1000.
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    Originally posted by Rich10
    Towards the end of 1992, there were alot of pictures of WRX's that were totalled. In 1993, the insurance rates on the WRX went up.
    I was afraid someone was going to say this. Right now I pay 103/month and I really hope it doesn't skyrocket!!

    droogie, yea the claim of 2500 is way off. If that were the case, then it would not be considered salvage. There would be no way an ins. co. would total a car with only 2500 in damages. Something does not quite add up on that car.
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