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PhilMils
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:15:42 AM

Big and tall vehicles are the bulls in the china shop of the contemporary motoring scene.

The list of 2014 vehicles that cause the most property damage, just released by Insure.com, is proof: It comprises massive pickup trucks and larger sport-utility vehicles. The common element in all these vehicles is a bumper that does not match up with the bumpers found on passenger cars.

Workhorses like the Ford F-250 pickup truck and large SUVs like the Infiniti QX80 generate the biggest property damage claims and thus the heftiest liability insurance bills of the 750-plus 2014 model-year vehicles analyzed by Insure.com in its annual car insurance comparison study.
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FranklinON
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 9:36:01 AM

Well, I guess we could all just drive Hummers, in order to be safe from each other.
bston
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 9:04:59 AM

The vehicle only causes damage because of its driver.
ifallsguy
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:59:51 PM

top of the list, any car or truck that hits someone or something
reidlej
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:13:08 PM

And someone expects a small car to have limited damage? Only when everyone is driving a tiny car.
cobeng10
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:30:21 PM

we all have done wrong by earth
mabrams184
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:29:14 PM

Another example of the way this generation looks at thing. It's the people driving these vehicles that cause the damage, not the trucks.
PedalingPhil
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:16:52 PM

Gee, I was expecting it to be the toy cars causing the most damage - opps, read the headline wrong. The toy cars suffer the most property damage. :)
And what was anyone expecting out of this study other than the result.
RickF350
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:27:48 PM

Woohoo! Go Ford trucks!
jeffbone
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:25:49 PM

Gas $3.59/gallon here today.
dodsworth
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:31:29 PM

Interesting. Design standards actually mean something.
SRcyclist
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:29:12 PM

OK, not a surprise

[Edited by: SRcyclist at 5/1/2014 2:31:36 PM EST]
rjojo40AL
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:16:02 PM

Just find a very safe car, with a low insurance rate.
MemoryFoam
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:11:28 PM

If everybody drove exactly the same vehicle as I do, this wouldn't be a problem.
doctorindyj
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:29:27 PM

My 2007 Aveo was crushed by an old 1990s Taurus. A complete loss. Doesn't need to be a truck or an SUV or mismatched bumper. Suffice it to say I learned my lesson and went beefier with the replacement.
DeeLA
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:38:24 PM

Bumpers not matching is why so many sheriffs patrol cars have a grid on their bumper for pushing disabled cars off the road.
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:35:01 PM

Would love to see the results for driving cracker boxes....
pricechecker08
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:15:23 PM

Drive defensive Drive a tank.
mkohly
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:09:10 PM

It seems most posters missed this statement - "bumper that does not match up"

It's not about which is heavier; it's about inability to use the safety feature designed into every vehicle regardless of size.
vamike
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:47:15 AM

Sounds like a no-brainer.
doeslayersr
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:43:34 AM

Just convinced me my next vehicle will be a Ford F-250.
StArrow68
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:43:25 AM

And for those of us who use a large SUV, fully loaded most weekends and sitting in the garage M-Th, glad we have a choice in a free country to drive what makes sense. Haven't run over anything in 40 years of owning Suburbans and the current Excursion, can't say we haven't been hit though.
highdesertman
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:42:56 AM

Let's see ... bigger, heavier, taller, built like a tank. Yep, that will cause some damage alright, but it took a study to figure that out?
tigreme
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:29:01 AM

Excellent research. Now take that data and put it to good use.
radbadtz
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:10:37 AM

What ever. If ya can't drive, stay off the road.
BeaconLite
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:58:09 AM

Nothing like riding in a truck
Chem60
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:57:00 AM

This is silly! The drivers do the damaging. The larger the vehicle, the larger the damage.
taxiken
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:55:58 AM

Then don't run into a big vehicle.
Skunk63
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:54:08 AM

I've owned plenty of large trucks in my lifetime. The only time I had any damage was when I was rear ended by a Toyota Camry. I guess it was my fault since I was obviously in his way.
ModelWarships
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:50:43 AM

vehicles don't cause property damage, drivers do.
JFC
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:49:51 AM

I wish there was a window sticker that along with MPG it would also contain an insurance number of some type with this kind of information...
dwbuddy
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:49:38 AM

Even car's bumpers are not the same...try a 2 door vs a 4 door vs a compact SUV or VAN.
Non of them are really made to a "specified" safety height. I have seen a VAN push a car under a large truck..nothing it could do to avoid it. They all were in a sudden rain storm and could not stop on the wet and oily road. Not a scratch on the truck..except the under bumper. Van was messed up a little on the bumper, but the car's hood was dented and scratched for about 4 feet.
Point__man
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:24:51 AM

why not force manufacturers to comply with safety standards that protect the masses from the few that insist on having these monster vehicles. can't see around them or over them. many of their drivers are bullies at heart and drive without regard for others' rights to the road. they don't fit in parking spaces; but, their owners park in them anyway and on and on and on.
humblepie
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:22:19 AM

my brother left his f-250 parked in my drveway for a week and it didnt run over anything....amazing
fonz08wrx
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:12:39 AM

interesting I'm surprised though that high performance cars are not there i.e. ferrari
gbs1
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:04:49 AM

I have one and feel safer.
coughlin
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:04:14 AM

More weight more damage.
badbonita
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:02:24 AM

Not surprising since driving these things are like trying to maneuver a aircraft carrier into a canoe's berth. I have a standard Silverado and the first thing that I learned was that it was ALOT bigger and less maneuverable than my old SUV. I needed more room to change lanes - not helped by the other drivers that weave in and out off traffic like a professional stunt driver. They are NOT professional by a long shot.

Friends and I used to joke that some of these little zippo cars seem to forget that larger vehicles - and that includes delivery vans and even the large semis - do not stop on a dime. They will run over your zippo, turn it into a dime and maybe stop yards away.
scottyiam
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:02:02 AM

And?
solase
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:56:50 AM

Bumpers should have a set level. Yeah, maybe it'll look ugly, but it would do its job. A friend years ago was at a stop light in a compact vehicle. A cement truck in front of her did not make the light and backed the cement truck up on top of her causing a lot of pain and suffering. Had the bumpers met, the cement truck would have simply pushed her back rather than rolling on top of her vehicle.
Ray_10589
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:40:09 AM

Bigger = More Damage ...
CivicMA
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:36:50 AM

Nothing new here. Doubt that anything constructive will be done about it however.
EdWoods
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:31:58 AM

I'm not giving up my safety and comfort because you are dumb enough to ride around in a stupid tiny car.....
ByGuy
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:31:05 AM

Really?
UglySean
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:25:14 AM

A lot of people just feel safer in a bigger, more damage causing rig.
pilotmass
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:18:56 AM

Let me guess bigger means more damage.

Duh!
NilesBishop
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:10:53 AM

Frankly if the owner is willing to pay the higher insurance rates there is generally a REASON he purchased a large vehicle much like an earlier poster stated, no other vehicle will haul what he needs to haul. I have a co-worker who won't fit in a smaller vehicle. It's why we have choice.
1Casey
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:02:21 AM

o.k. who let it get that way?
RNCII
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:52:28 AM

Small cars and trucks just don't pull the loads I haul so I will keep right on driving my F350
kyrunner
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:51:03 AM

So some people CHOOSE to buy with THEIR own money big vehicles. I thought this was America where people had the FREEDOM to chose what they wanted and could afford!
BritFix
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:44:03 AM

hmmmm
grandpadon28110
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:43:42 AM

Bulldozers does harm also.
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