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Old 08-27-2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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Performance vs. Safety

Do you think Chevy will sacrifice the perfect 5 star crash rating from the NHTSA and IIHS to make it faster? And which would you prefer?
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:52 PM   #2
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No, I don't think so. The ATS has a 5 star rating. No reason GM can't do both.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:08 PM   #3
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I would say not. GM is not going to go backwards, if anything, they will move fwd.
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:37 PM   #4
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I expect the Gen-6 Camaro to have a nose an inch or two longer than the ATS Coupe...which would only enhance its frontal protection (5.1 Stars?), and potentially aid in the offset tests.
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:18 AM   #5
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As consumers, we should expect both.


The competition won't be making this trade off, GM shouldn't either.
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:04 AM   #6
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As consumers, we should expect both.


The competition won't be making this trade off, GM shouldn't either.
Exactly. I would not really want one or the other.
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:45 PM   #7
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Do you think Chevy will sacrifice the perfect 5 star crash rating from the NHTSA and IIHS to make it faster? And which would you prefer?
I think if it does come up a little short of a perfect 5-star rating for any reason, it won't be because Chevy made an intentional safety sacrifice in the name of incrementally better performance.


Your question as to individual preference is a lot tougher to answer and probably depends on how each individual views his own driving history (and how much of it there is to look back on - I've got a little over 50 years worth).

For me, and as politically correct as I can word it . . . I've owned cars that probably wouldn't have even rated a single star had the star rating system been in effect at the time - and totaled one of them. So I'd certainly be comfortable enough at four stars. Maybe even three. And I'd still track the car (road course HPDE stuff, at whatever speed I felt comfortable doing at the time).


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Old 10-01-2014, 07:50 AM   #8
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The competition won't be making this trade off, GM shouldn't either.
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:40 AM   #9
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The competition won't be making this trade off, GM shouldn't either.
For better or worse, I guess that's today's reality.


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