Quote: posted by hornetrider on 27/09/2004 08:56:58
saw something along these lines on 5th Gear or Top Gear. Two brand new cars were crashed into each other, one had an NCAP star rating of 2, the other NCAP 4.
You did not want to be in the car rated at 2, you wouldn't have got out
Its a shocker and although I certainly don't, perhaps peeps should pay more attention to NCAP ratings when buying motors...
Wasn't that the one where they crashed a Renault Espace (new - 5 Star NCAP) into a N or P plate one? Anyway the old one was destroyed, it's driver would have died and the passenger severely injured. The new Espace's people would have got out and walked away. They also had the wrecks of a 2*, 3*, 4* and 5* crashes to compare - I would not like to be in the 2*. My gf watched it and went straight on the net to see what rating her's was - 4* luckily. I now check NCAP when choosing a car.