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Are Dacia safe in comparison to their rivals?

Are the new Dacia cars safe compared to other similar cars on the market?

Filed under safety - Asked by Katy Culloty (Tralee) - Tue, 14 Jan 2014 04:17

Is the Nissan Tiida safe?

What do you think of the 2011 Nissan Tiida 1.5d as a second car? Is it safe for family use?

Filed under safety - Asked by Adrian Harlowe (Limerick) - Tue, 28 May 2013 14:16

How safe is the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen?

How safe is the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen?

Filed under safety - Asked by Adi Greenberg (Los Angeles) - Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:09

Safety of occupants in third row of seats


I am looking at buying a second hand seven seater. When I was checking the compatibility of my car seats with the seven seaters I had in mind (Ford S-Max, VW Touran and Citroen C4) the car seat manufacturer recommends not putting any car seats in the third row.

On further investigation it seems when the third row is in use the safety of people (i.e mostly kids as most adults would not sit in third row) is very poor. Can you shed any light? Besides going for the bigger seven seaters like the Ford Galaxy (which is out due to budget reasons) is there any seven seater safer in this regard? Am I overthinking this, is this the case with most five seater cars or is the boot space a big plus if a car is rear ended? 

Filed under safety - Asked by Linda Keane (Meath) - Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:13

How safe are rear seat passengers in a seven-seater?

What is the safety record for rear seat passengers in a seven-seat car?

Filed under safety - Asked by Shane Oneill (Kildare) - Sun, 30 Jan 2011 21:02

Safe to replace seatbelts?

Would you consider it safe to replace the seat belts on a car? I am looking at a second-hand car that needs two seat belts replacing (due to wear and tear from baby sets apparently), but am concerned about whether the replacements will ever be completely effective. Also, would you consider it a concern that the seat belts were damaged in the first place? The look like they were cut half way accross with a knife or something.

Thank you.

Filed under safety - Asked by Patricia McGuire (Dublin) - Fri, 25 Jun 2010 22:41

What is the NCAP score for the pre-2006 Ford Galaxy?

I am looking for information regarding the safety rating of the old model (pre-2006) Ford Galaxy. I know the new model got five stars in the NCAP tests, but I cannot find an NCAP rating for the old Galaxy. I believe it is almost the same as the VW Sharan, which only got three stars for the 1999 model, so is it safe to assume the pre-2006 Galaxy is about the same? Many thanks.


Filed under safety - Asked by Patricia McGuire (Dublin) - Tue, 29 Jun 2010 17:34

What are the NCAP ratings for Alfa 166 and Nissan Primera?

Just wondering if you know the NCAP safety rating for a 1997 Nissan Primera and a 2002 Alfa 166 Twinspark? Thanks

Filed under safety - Asked by Rory McDonald (Dublin) - Thu, 20 May 2010 13:24

Fiat Stilo airbag warning light


I just bought a Fiat Stilo 1.6 three-door hatchback. The airbag failure/stop engine light appears when I start the engine.

I am told it is most likely to be a loose plug underneath the driver's seat. Can I disconnect, clean and reconnect this without setting off the airbags?

Filed under safety - Asked by Mark Fowler (Cork) - Thu, 13 May 2010 12:47

How safe is a Range Rover?

I recently had a baby, which has inevitably given me a different perspective on various aspects of my life such as the safety credentials of my car. I've convinced myself that my Range Rover is one of the safest cars on the road, but I don't know if its NCAP rating backs this up? I often hear that large SUVs are more likely to turn over in an accident compared to the standard car but I don't know if this is true or just scaremongering?

Filed under safety - Asked by Phillip Cawley (Avoca, Wicklow) - Wed, 05 May 2010 21:50

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