Some people don’t believe in taking precautions, maybe because they figure it’s cheating the system (of death, that is) or because they love the thrill of taking a huge gamble. Whatever their reasoning, if you’re one of them, you should take a serious look at the following 13 cars. Everyone else is advised to avoid these vehicles like the plague so they can continue living long, productive lives.
At least if you’re going to die, you should save some money in the process. The Mirage is dirt cheap in every way imaginable, including having an interior that’s reminiscent of econo cars from 20+ years ago. This thing crumples like a leaf in the IIHS small overlap test, which makes it a great option if you really hate the full use of your legs.
The ironic thing is that the Mazda5 is billed as an excellent family vehicle, even though it’s a death trap on wheels. Just watching crash tests for this miniature minivan is painful in every way possible. Thankfully, Mazda is finally putting the 5 out to pasture, where it belongs.
While it looks modern and attractive, the Accent is actually pretty old school when it comes to safety technologies. That fact comes shining through in crash tests, most of which aren’t exactly pretty. Let’s just say the subcompact becomes even more compact once it hits something.