I wouldn't consider buying any diesel, as long as it costs 50-60 cents more per gallon. That wipes out the advantage it might have.It would be great if they can bring the Q50 diesel here, there would be a lot of people that buy it IMO. But I have a feeling they wont want to as they'll feel it will tap into hybrid sales by a lot.
Reading their "detailed" pdf, it looks like they only do a full frontal crash test and a side / pole crash test. No medium or small overlap as IHSS.org performs.Is their a frontal overlap crash test for the Q50? I'd like to see what it does in that test.
The insurance companies continually move the goalposts. The Feds mandate certain crash specs, the insurance companies test around them. This has been going on for years. No matter how safe a car is, one can always come up with a test where it will fail. Where does it end? Safety costs $. It's up to the consumer.Reading their "detailed" pdf, it looks like they only do a full frontal crash test and a side / pole crash test. No medium or small overlap as IHSS.org performs.
I'll be interested to see that for all the cars I'm considering. Its expensive and time consuming, so it might be a while.
I really like IIHS.org and here is a link to how much time and effort they put in to prepping a car for a crash test, if interested:
You will not believe how much goes into preparing a car for crash testing - Autoblog