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Mostly as usual. Corolla? A recommended pick? Most drivers get so bored of driving them, a Corolla is more likely to crash before it reaches 100K miles. Cruze would've honestly been a better choice.

I'm so glad that the Focus and Fiesta are out of the bottom though.
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Re: Ford's Up/Down Safety Ratings ...Only Conti made the List :thumb:

^ Ohhhhhhhhh I remember that interactive chart from last year (or so)
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Not acceptable, Ford!

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Will they ever get their act together?
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Thoughts on Copilot vs. The competition's safety software?

The problem I tend to notice with Asian cars is that their safety features tend to be too strong. Toyota's reversing system is a massive beepfest, as is many of Hyundai's features I disabled everything except forward collision warning. (Lane departure, smart trunk, as well as a few others). Even then, I've had collision warnings on empty roads.

Ford seems to be good on the intensity of the safety systems. I love how they learned from Mercedes-Benz and chose vibrating the steering wheel rather than beeping. I wonder how well the new Copilot system will work for them.

Toyota Park Assist/Lane Departure/Collision Warning

Hyundai Smart Trunk/Lane Departure:

I had to disable this because of the trunk opening while washing the car.
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Just a side comment, I don't know if you agree, but here's how I see Toyota.

They are like an Asian student in a car company. All they care about is being perfect on paper. (Tests, rankings, etc.) but nothing else. In other words, no personality, like a 4.00 gpa student trying to get into Harvard.

No, Toyota, overly aggressive styling is not personality. It's putting that same person in tough guy clothing. He's still the same person.

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I have MANY usability complaints about Ford's safety features which have never improved since many of them came out. The biggest areas are the blind-spot indicators and and the proximity/reverse sensing/cross-traffic alert setup.

Ford's Blindspot LED indicators are outside the car in the side-mirrors which are relatively dim and small. They can easily be obscured by weather or reflections and since they are dim/amber/round it can be difficult to distinguish them from other reflections like traffic lights or car lights, especially at a glance. Other cars put them inside the car or give them a very distinctive shape (Triangle). It has always struck me as something that appears to be the product of scaling and cost rather than usability.

The other thing is Ford's proximity warning sounds which are all the same no matter what, whether it's cross traffic, back-up sensors, font sensors, or sides... you never know by sound alone so it becomes completely useless. The one addition they've made in the past few years is onscreen proximity 'heat map' which I really like. Secondly, all the feedback you need is not where you're looking when you're in reverse (usually the mirror or backup camera screen), instead it's in the dashboard instrument panel..usually spelled out for you in text rather than glanceable signals or graphics. Again, I don't understand why it's done this way for so long when I know other automakers are doing something more usable.
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