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Old 07-11-2006, 02:53 AM   #1
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crash test cars

does any know what they do with crash test cars.they keep them a while for test and such but afterwards?
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:55 AM   #2
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does any know what they do with crash test cars.they keep them a while for test and such but afterwards?
Touch up the paint and sell them to unsuspecting buyers. What do you think the manufacturers do with them?
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:02 AM   #3
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Touch up the paint and sell them to unsuspecting buyers. What do you think the manufacturers do with them?
Good way to worry people
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:07 AM   #4
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Touch up the paint and sell them to unsuspecting buyers. What do you think the manufacturers do with them?


lol i wouldnt surprised.but really? they must test many many cars.cars in head on collision still have say back seats that are good.or a car hit in the back will still have a good engine... i know it could be ruined but still you can get a lot out of a car
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lol i wouldnt surprised.but really? they must test many many cars.cars in head on collision still have say back seats that are good.or a car hit in the back will still have a good engine... i know it could be ruined but still you can get a lot out of a car
You can also get a lot of bad publicity if you reuse parts from an even slightly damaged crash test car and it gets on the evening news. Ten seconds of negative press erases two hours of expensive advertisements. It's simply not worth it to the manufacturers. The money they spend on test cars is miniscule compared to what is spent on design, advertising and probably coffee and donuts every day. Why run the risk?
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:36 AM   #6
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no no no i ment for my own uses,what happens to the vehicles?imagine getting say an engine out of a srt10 ram because they t-boned it in a crash test or a turbo out of a porche...

they may not like it but you should be able to reach a deal
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Maybe when you go to the dealers and order parts, this is where they take some of the parts from. Would be a smart efficient way to make money, and give your loyal customers a good deal, considering you would just be scrapping the parts anyways.
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no no no i ment for my own uses,what happens to the vehicles?imagine getting say an engine out of a srt10 ram because they t-boned it in a crash test or a turbo out of a porche...

they may not like it but you should be able to reach a deal
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Maybe when you go to the dealers and order parts, this is where they take some of the parts from. Would be a smart efficient way to make money, and give your loyal customers a good deal, considering you would just be scrapping the parts anyways.
Perhaps neither of you took the time to read or are able to comprehend what I said above. Let me make this very clear. There is no price that automobile manufacturers could get for a part or assembly that would make it worthwhile for them to sell it to a member of the general public. From a public relations angle it would be corporate suicide if a part got out and caused a wreck or even failed prematurely, even if it had nothing to do with the crash testing. Even cars loaned to the press for road testing are generally crushed just to be safe.

If you want junkyard parts, go to a junkyard.
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Meet me at the back of the Ford factory in Ontario and I'll cut you a deal on some slightly used airbags.
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Old 07-12-2006, 01:35 PM   #11
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I agree, just the fact that a car has been crash tested, regardless of what components were affected, would do the company no good at all. It's like a supermarket selling damaged cans of beans, they do, but people always look for an undamaged tin, even though it's contents are more than likely okay!.....On a slightly cheaper scale obviously!
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