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 #49646  by Woodie
 Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:02 am
What crybaby feature is it missing? Only thing I can think of is backup camera.
 #49648  by BLyons
 Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Woodie wrote:What crybaby feature is it missing? Only thing I can think of is backup camera.


I'm guessing things like auto-braking, blind spot sensors, lane sensors, etc.
 #49650  by Ronzuki
 Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:35 am
High parts costs, or, simple dislike of the brand, is the only culprit. The newer Heep cost far more to purchase, had the same or fewer so-called safety 'features', and was the cheapest to ensure out of all our recent vehicles back to the Kizashi. All of this fair weather BS safety crap is only going add more unnecessary costs to a once simple repair.

Fortunately, the Kiz is remarkably reliable and thoroughly enjoyable driving machine. I figure what I'm not spending on garage bills and loss of use is just shifted to insurance...all balances out. Conversely, the cheaper to insure POS heep is no longer in the stable.
 #49652  by Knightstruth
 Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:17 am
BLyons wrote:
Woodie wrote:What crybaby feature is it missing? Only thing I can think of is backup camera.


I'm guessing things like auto-braking, blind spot sensors, lane sensors, etc.


This. It is a beautiful car, and I do miss mine but modern cars have more standard features ment for safety.
 #49654  by Woodie
 Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:11 am
BLyons wrote:
Woodie wrote:What crybaby feature is it missing? Only thing I can think of is backup camera.


I'm guessing things like auto-braking, blind spot sensors, lane sensors, etc.

Oh yeah, forgot about all of that stupidity.
 #49659  by KuroNekko
 Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:14 pm
If safety tech was really affecting insurance costs then a 2009 Toyota Camry should be more costly to insure than a 2019 Toyota Camry but is it?
I truly believe Suzukis are more costly to insure because of their orphan status thus lack of readily available parts.
 #49665  by Woodie
 Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:45 am
KuroNekko wrote:If safety tech was really affecting insurance costs then a 2009 Toyota Camry should be more costly to insure than a 2019 Toyota Camry but is it?


I think it's the opposite effect overall. Cars get totalled now after medium level wrecks because of the cost of replacing eight airbags, some of which tore the fabric of the seats and headliner.
 #49667  by Ronzuki
 Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:39 am
Woodie wrote:I think it's the opposite effect overall. Cars get totalled now after medium level wrecks because of the cost of replacing eight airbags, some of which tore the fabric of the seats and headliner.


Yep, fact. Don't forget about deformed support structures behind the dash bags for instance. Early days of dash airbags going off, that was a big one. Some cars didn't look bad at all and were totaled. Neighbor was an independent adjuster years ago. Airbags go off and EVEYTHING associated with the spent bag and trigger circuit must also be replaced. Seat cushions, sensors, and a few other items. Parts and labor for that alone is astronomical before you even get around to repairing the sheet metal, plastic, and paint.
 #49694  by OliverB
 Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:19 pm
Wasn't able to find a deal under 2 grand/year for a complete coverage. Liability only -> 540$/year....
 #49714  by rossirob73
 Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:57 pm
I used a hire car last year.
Brand new another safety feature is speed detection from the road signs.



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