0 Comments
0 HOLDEN BARINA
NRMA Releases Small Car Repair Costs Report: Barina Bests The Bunch Photo:
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_00_yr_01 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_04 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_02_zr_05 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_00_yr_02 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_12 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_17 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_australia_03 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_01_yrx_05 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_03 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_02_zr_03 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_01_yrx_01 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_00a_yrs_02 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_11 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_15 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_01_yrx_03 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_20 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_06 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_02_zr_02 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_02_zr_06 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_00_yr_03 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_09 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_01_yrx_04 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_14 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_19 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_australia_04a Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_01_yrx_06 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_02_zr_07 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_00a_yrs_01 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_02 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_01_yrx_01 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_10 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_18 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_australia_04 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_01_yrx_07 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_02_zr_04 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_00a_yrs_04 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_05 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_01_yrx_02 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_13 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_review_16 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_holden_barina_australia_01 Photo: tmr
0 HOLDEN BARINA
2012_toyota_yaris_02_zr_01 Photo: tmr
 
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
0 HOLDEN BARINA
 

Sell your car without the hassle.
Get an instant offer from areyouselling. FIND OUT MORE

 
Peter Anderson | Jul, 27 2012 | 0 Comments

A new study by insurer NRMA has revealed the high cost of repairing nine of Australia's top-selling small cars, based on low-speed collision tests.

The insurer tested the front and rear bumpers of each vehicle, simulating a low-speed collision - the most common type of road accident.

The study was carried out to show buyers that the cost of repairing a car can have an impact on their insurance premium costs.

“Even travelling at only 10 km/h, we found many of the cars had poor-performing bumper design which resulted in high collision repair costs," NRMA's Robert McDonald said.

Holden's Barina bested the field, with a front and rear bumper repair cost coming in at a combined total of $2574 - 14.3 percent of the car's RRP when new.

Behind the Barina is the Nissan Micra ST-L. The combined repair cost of $6056 represents 35.6 percent, rather more than double that of the Barina.

At the other end of the scale, the Toyota Yaris cost a substantial $13,440 to repair, or a tick under 71 percent of its purchase price.

The Honda Jazz wasn't far behind, with a greater dollar cost of $13,754 - 69.5 percent of the RRP.

“Poorly designed bumpers can slide under other bumpers on impact, causing more damage to both vehicles in a collision," McDonald said.

"Because of its effective bumper design, the Barina did not suffer structural damage and the damage was isolated to the bumper components."

McDonald added that it is possible to have effective bumpers on small cars that protect the more expensive parts like headlights and the radiator, but the design of many cars do not accommodate this need.

The crash test was performed by a 'roller-coaster' style apparatus to simulate a 10km/h collision. The impact surface is designed to behave like the bumper of another car, rather than an immovable concrete block.

The NRMA pointed out that the results of this test were no indicator of the overall safety of the vehicle - all of the cars tested, with the exception of the Micra, scored five ANCAP stars when tested.

 
Links contained in this article
TMR Comments
Latest Comments
 
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.