Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by StevePIraq » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:12 pm

Terry wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:13 am
Say no more.................. :wink:

https://www.bangkokpost.com/auto/news/1 ... f-the-year
Does not imply safest, just journalists car of the year
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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by RCer » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:28 pm

Also gives no reason why its the best.

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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by StevePIraq » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:43 pm

The problem in determining the safest car is finding a vehicle safety standard for Thailand. The US and Europe have standards and it is relatively easy to find out the industry ratings for a specific vehicle as all vehicles have tp be tested and the result published. For Thailand it is not.

Opinions do not come into it. I can say my car is safe someone else will say theirs is safer, how can one compare, it is all hypothetical.

While saying this I do understand the OP is asking which you would "feel" safest in, not asking which is the safest.
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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by Takiap » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:28 am

Not a car by any stretch of the imagination, but the vehicle I would feel safest in here in Thailand, is the same vehicle I sat my test in about 30 odd years ago.........


http://www.armouredvehicles.co.za/samil50Kwevoel.htm


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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by StevePIraq » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:35 pm

If it comes to feeling safest I would either go with my one of my last two, Ford Excursion (not the most reliable) or Toyota B6 Cruiser
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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by RCer » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:02 pm

Considering we just signed the papers for a new Mazda CX5, I'd have to vote for it as being safest for me in Thailand.

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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by SydneyGuy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:53 pm

If safety is your number one criteria, check out the following website which gives detailed crash testing information for SE Asian cars.

Ford Everest stacks up better than the Mitsubishi Pajero, particularly with child occupant protection. I feel pretty safe in my Ford Ranger with an aftermarket bullbar😄

www.aseancap.org

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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by StevePIraq » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:44 am

That is an interesting site, one does have to review the report to determine which country the car was manufactured so it may not be a standard across all countries as shown below. The Japanese model covers most countries, others are specific to their own country.

TESTED VARIANT ORIGIN INDONESIA FOR INDONESIA

OTHER ASEAN PRODUCTION (ALL VARIANTS)
MALAYSIA FOR MALAYSIA
THAILAND for THAILAND
JAPAN for PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE, BRUNEI, VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, LAOS, MYANMAR

My car was manufactured in Thailand and there is no test for it, only the Indonesian model so who knows what rating it has
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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by Ginjaninja » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:37 am

thepalmbistro wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:51 pm
After having driven quite a few bigger cars, I would have to say my favorite out of them is the ford Everest the car I currently drive. The fortuyna I’m not keen on, used to have the old model. In terms of your girlfriend driving one, I’m quite short and also female and have no issues with manovering it or parking. Plus the safety features are great in it, plus spacious enough for the kids. If you want a test drive let me know.
Pajero and Everest were top of the list so we test-drove only those two vehicles.
I think the Everest will be placed on order after Songkran...
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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by Fandango » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:08 pm

The Mitsubishi Pajero sits on a pick-up chassis, thick steel. Safe as houses and great internal and external features. Visit Bobby the Thai owner of Hua Hin and Pranburi sites. Nice guy, speaks good English. 1.5 MM for a new one plus many extras fitted free. MPG amazingly good for such a big car, fill up once a month including one trip to Bangkok and back. 1600 Baht

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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by usual suspect » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:49 pm

A few yrs back I had a Honda Jazz with 5 folk in slam into the side of my Mk 2 Ranger, result...
The whole front end of the Jazz disintegrated...(as I suspect it's designed to do..even wrapped the plastic radiator around the front of the block...Ouch.
The Ranger?..Nah..I lost a 5x10 inch section of body-trim end-of!
The Mib were seen knocking my body & door panels with their knuckles saying "Rangerrr..Lod kaeng"
(It weighs just shy of 2T..so it's beefy) :thumb:

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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by VincentD » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:43 am

Assuming you're driving and any incident is of your own volition, I'd feel safe in a car-based SUV. Ladder-frame pickup chassis isn't bad, but long distance travel is hell. And ABS is typically only for back brakes for RWD pickups.
However, if you consider that you could be hit by a typical 'missile' - either modded motorcycle piloted by 'dek waen' (loose translation - boy racer on two wheels) or similar modded pickup a decomissioned tank as your vehicle of choice would be advisable. Armed with water cannon for Songkran.
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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by Ginjaninja » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:09 pm

Unfortunately not so affordable in Thailand however the Mitsubishi Pajero and Ford Everest do have similar systems....

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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by RCer » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:42 pm

Any of the truck based are going to have poor handling characteristics due to Thailand's insistence on leaf spring suspensions.

Unlike the same model sold in the US or elsewhere.

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