Chinese SUV gets a "0" in crash test.

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  1. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Jiangling Landwind SUV (from China)

    If this thing shows up in a country near you...please run away as fast as you can for your own personal safety! The firm that crash tested it said it was the most dangerous vehicle they have ever tested in 20 years! Chinese engineering at it's best! Of course, the media is already saying when these hit the US shores it is going to hurt the domestics even more. Let me ask you? Even if you saved a few thousand buying this over a more mainstream Japanese, GM, Ford, or even Korean SUV is it worth your life?

    Here is the orginal story:

    http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22749-1783784,00.html

    Of course now Jiangling is defending it. The best line of this whole story is that the Landwind passes "National Chinese Safety Tests" HAHA! That is the best line I have heard in some time. Here is this story.

    Improvements to be made:

    http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2005/09/23/afx2241356.html

    If you really want to feel scared what will happen when these come to the your country you can view this video. It will actually scare you when you see how flimsy this vehicle is built. (Viewer discretion is advised)

    Video 1-
    http://www.anwb.nl/published/anwbcm...pg/auto/tests/crashtest-landwind-1-467150.wmv
    Video 2-
    http://www.anwb.nl/published/anwbcm...pg/auto/tests/crashtest-landwind-2-467165.wmv

    I wonder when these will come on US soil???

    What is left of passenger compartment after the test attached...
     

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  2. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    If i ever want to commit suicide i now know the perfect car to buy :D
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    awww shucks, the video links aren't working for me...
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    All the links are truncated with ... in the middle. Abercrombieboy, any chance of fixing them? Thanks!
     
  5. DakotaGuy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I reposted the links of the video. Try them now and let me know if they work. Honestly, I have watched a lot of crash test videos from every company that builds cars and I have never seen anything come apart like this in a crash! When you see the inside shot of the vehicle with the steering wheel and dashboard flopping all over the place and coming back onto the driver, um, that is not suppose to happen in any decently designed vehicle in a 40MPH test.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yeah, you would certainly be dead, especially after seeing the clips, thanks for fixing them.... if thats was the problem or whatever.

    i hope this doesnt make it over here...
     
  7. DakotaGuy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That is what I was thinking. I feel bad for the poor baby dummy in the back seat cause his dummy daddy just died in that crash!
     
  8. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    That thing just crumbled. I don't think that it will even be allowed to be sold over here.

    Eventually though, I think that the Chinese will end up making some pretty decent cars. Should give Japan a run for their money. The big 2.49 are going to have to step up.
     
  9. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    yikes that's some scary ****. I give the chinese 5 more years in R&D before they make a killer SUV deal.
     
  10. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    they'll never make it into the states or europe with that level of safety surely. are there regulations and such to prevent cars like this being available?
     
  11. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    wow, actually just watched the videos....

    nice that they have an airbag in the steering wheel, at least your face is protected when your head is sliced clean off by the engine going through the car. :rolleyes: shocking stuff
     
  12. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    YOWCH!!! Did the roof actually begin to peel off in that accident?? :eek:
     
  13. DakotaGuy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    They are starting to market them in Europe right now. I think I have all the links now fixed on the first post. Let me know if they don't work. Thanks.
     
  14. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I doubt that thing (which looks oddly like the previous generation Jimmy/Blazer/Bravado/etc. from the side...) would ever pass the U.S. Gov't tests. And then if the IIHS got their hands on it, every magazine and newspaper would be reporting how crap it is.
     
  15. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    HOLLY MAMA :eek: I felt that I died and gone to heaven just by watching those videos.
     
  16. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Uh, take a look around. Are you sure that's heaven?
     
  17. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....ouch! I've seen soda-pop cans sturdier than that! ...oh yeah!
     
  18. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Scary, scary stuff. There's talk Australia is going to start sourcing more cars from our Chinese neighbours. :eek:

    Is it just me or does the embarrassed emoticon look like it's in a Chinese car and it's heading for a brick wall, very fast?
     
  19. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    That is unbelievable...

    I'd rather be in a Model T - at least I'd be ejected from the car instead of having my face ripped off by the dashboard... :(

    Don't buy cars from a country that is attempting to check its population growth. They might skimp a bit on the safety features...
     
  20. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nice. :D
     
  21. Kobushi macrumors 6502a

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    wow....I half expected the air bag to fill with Jiffy Pop like that old SNL skit.
     
  22. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Wow, I am speechless, how can you engineer something so bad...... I think this is the only thing that will save the US from Chinese domination is car crashes...
     
  23. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    This horrifies me. I'm curious as to why they won't scrap this for good and start over.
     
  24. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Holy smokes. That thing got ripped down to its original parts. Buyer be ware indeed... :eek:
     
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    If there is a heaven I would like to think that I am going. Even though I probably could never get past the pearly gates anyway ;)
     

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