Check Out the Ten Least-Safe Cars of All Time
A website called Auto Shippers just put out this list of the 10 least-safe cars of all time . . . and the list is filled with older cars that were recalled, legendary cars that have reputations as being insanely dangerous, and two models from 2009.
#1.) Ford Pinto. It blew up during accidents. The gas tank was accidentally positioned so that it would EXPLODE even in a minor bumper-to-bumper accident.
#2.) Briggs & Stratton Flyer. This car came out in 1915 and didn’t have doors, a windshield, or any kind of protection from impact.
#3.) Peel Trident. This car was tiny and offered pretty much no protection to the two people jammed inside.
#4.) 1960-63 Chevy Corvair. The engine released toxic fumes, and the steering wheel would IMPAIL people during crashes.
#5.) 1974-76 Bricklin SV-1. The body was made out of bonded acrylic and fiberglass, which couldn’t handle the engine’s heat . . . and BURNED its drivers.
#6.) 1985 Yugo GV. The cars would generally just start rattling and fall apart.
#7.) 2009 Smart Fortwo. It gets amazing mileage, but drivers were getting ejected during crashes where they were barely going 40 miles-per-hour.
#8.) 1984-88 Ford Mustang. These always ranked toward the top of the list for total DEATHS . . . people want to drive them fast, but they’re not safe enough to handle crashes with those speeds and conditions.
#9.) 1984-88 Chevy Corvette. More people died in this model than any other car in HISTORY . . . people bought them, drove them recklessly, and crashed them.
#10.) 2009 Kia Rio. Even with modern safety standards, the car manufacturing was crappy enough that Kia Rios put a surprisingly high number of people in the hospital when they were rear-ended.