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i crash "tested" it.. it worked well in my accident. i walk away from my crash with minimal injury. so its a pretty safe car.
 

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so far- in all my reading on the web of forte crashes (not splitting btwn koup/sedan) world wide- i've read of only one fatality involving a forte. in russia- guy hit ice and ran into a road barrier if my translation was right. of course- my results are not scientific- but made for interesting reading and pictures (like the one i posted where the guy rolled his sedan several times)

ps- and on a funny follow up note- remember the robbery/shots fired- where the guy ran away from his forte (leaving his kid in the car) when shots were fired?

as the 60 mins guy says---and here is the rest of the story (it gets even better than the 1st posting of it)
Anniston Star - Suspect in Anniston robbery attempt arrested
 

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Chester, heres an excerpt from KIA on the Sedan & Koup chassis:
The front sub frame is hydro-formed, which is lighter than conventional types.
The sub frame is solidly mounted to the monocoque shell, enhancing handling performance. The body is a monocoque type which makes use of a lot of high tensile steel (>63%) giving it excellent torsional rigidity and strength. It’s designed to score a 5-Star rating in the US NHTSA NCAP tests. The body shell has a “ring” like structure around the centre pillar area, right where the seat mounts are. There’s also an ultra high-rigidity steel (120kg grade) side sill, about 4 times the tensile strength of the old LD Cerato/Spectra!

Source: 05/13/2009 - kia-world.net
Chester wrote: just wondering if they are gonna crash test the koup
 
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