Weak federal standard allows deadly car-into-truck crashes
IIHS news release • March 1, 2011
Underride guards on big rigs often fail in crashes; Institute petitions
government for new standard
ARLINGTON, VA — New crash tests and analysis by the Insurance Institute
for Highway Safety demonstrate that underride guards on tractor-trailers
can fail in relatively low-speed crashes — with deadly consequences. The
Institute is petitioning the federal government to require stronger
underride guards that will remain in place during a crash and to mandate
guards for more large trucks and trailers.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr030111.html
2012 MINI Cooper S versus Fiat 500 Abarth 0-60 MPH Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Perhaps the car that most closely competes with
the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is the equally diminutive MINI Cooper S. Both
cars are tiny European hot hatches that make driving fun. Both cars are turbo charged and both cars will easily
spin their from wheels when you slam down the accelerator. We also think
that both cars will appeal to the same car shopper. So which of these two
mini-rockets is faster to 60 MPH?
Is it the Brit or the Italian. Check out this video to find out.
2012 Fiat 500 Abarth First Drive Review: The Everyman Ferrari
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) There can be no doubt that the 2012 Fiat 500
Abarth is the everyman Ferrari. Not only is it made by the company that
owns Ferrari, but it perhaps more importantly it has that exotic super car
Exhaust note that will send a shiver
down the spine of any sports car lover. Just as importantly it also has the
its 2X inter-cooled turbo engine to
backup the magnificent Exhaust note.
With hardly any weight and 160 HP the diminutive Fiat 500 Abarth will tear
up the race track or your local neighborhood street. In the process it will
also out a huge smile on your face as you floor the gas and head for your
favorite twisty road.
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Fiat Abarth First Test Drive by RoadflyTV with Emme Hall
The Roadfly crew was recently in Las Vegas for the US Media introduction of
the 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth. The highly respected Abarth with it's racing
heritage did not disappoint. It's quick off the line, spins the tires at
will, and has the horsepower and torque to
back it up.
We were also lucky enough to meet Catrinel Menghia the supermodel who
appeared in the Fiat super bowl commercial. Make sure to watch our video
Host: Emme Hall with Charlie Romero
Executive Interviews: Joe Grace and Mike Vincent
Engine: 1.4l MultiAir
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Fuel Economy: 22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
For more pictures and specs please tune into http://www.roadflytv.com
Fiat 500 first drive from Consumer Reports
Fiat returns to the American market with the tiny 500. Consumer Reports
took the Fiat 500 for a first drive and has its initial impressions. Find
out more about the Fiat 500 and other small cars on our website:
2012 Ford Focus versus Mazda 3 Mashup Review & 0-60 MPH Test
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Ford Focus and the 2012 Mazda3 are two
small cars that both have something special to offer new cars buyers. The
Ford Focus is a new breed of small car that combine European design and
small car luxury with great gas economy while the Mazda3 combines a new
engine and transmission with even better fuel economy. So which one of
these two small cars is better? Watch the video review to find out.
2012 Fiat 500, European vs U.S. Version.
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