The 2014 Used Car Safety Ratings guide shows just over half (51 percent) of the 227 vehicles listed received an ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ rating for driver protection during a collision.
5-stars, 4-stars, 3-stars, it doesn’t seem to matter, the bigger the car, the safer, according to QLD’s RACQ. The motoring body yesterday released the Used Car Safety Ratings Guide and urged all motorists to check safety ratings before buying a used car.
With over 279 vehicles tested, the RACQ guide noted a significant difference between the best and the worst rating vehicles.
The RAC this week released the results for its annual Used Car Safety Ratings guide. The aim of the guide is to show consumers that well-informed used car buyers do not have to compromise vehicle safety, and that they should also be wary that there are still many vehicles which cannot be recommended for buyers who prioritise safety.
RACQ are still stuck in the dark ages and have so far not issued a copy of the Used Car Safety Ratings Guide online. However you can buy the guide in all RACQ branches. Alternatively, this will give you similar data.