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Top 7 Most Dangerous Cars Of All Time

We hear a lot about vehicle safety these days. Stats and numbers are bandied about with about as much reckless abandon as a good percentage of drivers demonstrate while at the wheel. And, over time, the race for the next great automobile to capture the public’s imagination has led to far too many fatalities.

Here are the top seven most dangerous cars of all time.


7. Chevy Corvair

Chevrolet Corvair

Chevrolet Corvair

Chevrolet Corvair


A blast from the past, literally. Corvair’s revolutionary rear engine design played havoc with tire pressure-to-weight ratios and if two or more people were in the car at one time, the generally overinflated tires would blow. It didn’t help that the factory recommended tire pressure was more than the tires could handle. Corvair had a short life as a result.
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6. Buick Rendezvous

Buick Rendezvous

Buick Rendezvous

Buick Rendezvous


This Buick offering tried to bridge the gap between off-road performance and big city styling. The result was a vehicle with one of the worst frontal impact ratings around. Thankfully this lethal flaw put this car out to pasture before too many drivers got hurt.
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5. Ford Bronco II

Ford Bronco II

Ford Bronco II

Ford Bronco II


In the late 80s, trucks and jeeps started reaching for the sky. High clearances were all the rage and no one stopped to consider how this high center of gravity would affect performance. For the Bronco II, the results were numerous fatalities due to the vehicle top heavy design causing rollovers.
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4. Suzuki Samurai

Suzuki Samurai

Suzuki Samurai

Suzuki Samurai


Like the Bronco II, a high center of gravity and relatively narrow width of the Samurai combined to make this vehicle lethal. Given the fact that it was marketed as a city/off road vehicle, and priced for maximum availability, there were far too many of these cars rolling over with disastrous results.
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3. Chery Amulet

Chery Amulet

Chery Amulet

Chery Amulet


If someone offers you a ride in their new Amulet, run! China’s contribution to the world of automobiles is not a pretty one. At crash test as slow as 40 MPH, the Amulet crumples like an empty beer can at a frat party. You’d be just as safe driving a car made out of tin foil.
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2. Ford Pinto

Ford Pinto

Ford Pinto

Ford Pinto


Every car enthusiasts knows about the design flaw in the Pinto that caused gas tank explosions with rear impacts. But, to add insult to injury, these impacts also had a tendency to jam the doors against the frame, preventing occupants from getting clear before or after the rear tank blew. This is what is meant by the term death trap.
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1. Chevy Corvette

Chevy Corvette

Chevy Corvette

Chevy Corvette


It may not be right to blame a car manufacturer for the numbskulls who buy and use their product, but the statistics don’t lie. The Corvette has been around a long time and provides a great deal of bang for the buck. Cheap by luxury sports car standards, the Corvette handles almost as well and can reach comparable speeds. The speed and power this car offers for the price makes it attractive to the young speed freak crowd, many of whom can’t handle it. The results have been fatal.

This is a guest post by Andrew Salmon, a writer from Vancouver, BC. He writes for a numbers of blogs and websites on topics like term life insurance. One of the sites he writes for is LifeCover.ca – they specialize in critical illness insurance.

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Comments

  1. texxs says:

    You forgot the Ford Explorer . . .
    Remember, the roll over king, even AFTER they fix the faulty tires that were blowing out. I have one (a 1995) It’s scary to drive on the highway.

  2. Wayne says:

    Corvair wasn’t around long? It lasted from 1960-1969, and sold well over 1,000,000 vehicles for Chevrolet. Only the arrival of the Mustang and other Mustang inspired sport cars killed it.

    As for the Samurai, it’s roll-over rate is comparable to other off-road oriented vehicles, but it’s fatality rate is far lower than other other 4x4s of the same era. Although Consumer Reports pulled a total hack-job on it, the professional driver’s who tested it first at CR pronounced it the best handling 4×4 in it’s class. CR changed it’s course, that it had used for over a decade, to get it to roll, and even then they had a lot of trouble getting it to tip.

    More here; http://www.aim.org/aim-report/aim-report-a-black-eye-for-consumer-reports/

    And the Pinto, it gets the most press, but the Chevy Chevette burned even more often from rear impacts…

  3. Tow Trucks says:

    It’s dangerous to dive such a car because If you drive a car it not only hurts you but also other cars and peoples on the road.
    Other people also suffer because of this.

  4. David says:

    based on….? What wayne says is true, get your facts straight before posting.