Fiero Test Drive

Got the new starter installed on the Fiero so I though I would take it for a spin. Check out my blog! Filmed with GoPro Hero HD and suction cup mount. Edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9 Platinum. Car info: 1986 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8L V6 Fiero engine (Dyno tested 140HP at 5,200 rpm ) 4+1 manual transmission

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This is another crash test video for the Pontiac Fiero. In this test, the occupants are NOT wearing seatbelts. This goes to show how deadly even the safest cars can be when the occupants are not wearing seatbelts. This was tested at 29.7 MPH into a solid Barrier. The driver would have a fair chance of surviving, but would have broken ribs and sternum. The passenger would have a broken neck from its head going through the windshield. The Fiero received a 5 star crash rating for both driver and passenger. A 5-star rating means a 10% or lower chance of serious injury. So 5-star means the same now as it meant 25 years ago. WITH SEATBELTS Driver ***** Passenger ***** Head Injury Criterion: 356.5/308.6 Chest Deceleration (G): 30.9/29.9 Femur Load 840/800 800/740 WITHOUT SEATBELTS Driver ** Passenger ** Head Injury Criterion: 870.5/552 Chest Deceleration (G): 62.6/90.6 Femur Load 1113/1170 1056/1067 So as you can see, by not wearing your seatbelt, the crash test rating of this car goes from 5 stars to only 2 stars. Thats going from less than 10% of serious injury to 36-40% chance of serious injury!!!!! Before you comment, realize this test is WITHOUT SEATBELTS. Even a safe car like the Fiero cannot protect you if you dont WEAR YOUR SEATBELT!!!!!