Midsize car bumpers fare badly in crash tests-group

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DETROIT, Feb 29 (Reuters) - Five of six new midsize cars fared badly in new bumper-crash tests conducted by a U.S. insurance industry group, including two that needed nearly $4,000 in repairs after four collisions at 5 miles per hour. "These midsize models range from inexpensive to luxury, but all but one of them share bumpers that don't bump," Adrian Lund of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said in a statement accompanying the test results. None of the cars tested by the ...

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