Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 08:43:46 GMT From: bennettnnopsamejanews.com Subject: Re: Opinions on the 1999 Saab 9-3?
In article <7fo1f9$t7c$1nopsam3.Belgium.EU.net>, "Johan LAUWERS" <lauwers.sablonnopsam.be> wrote: > From www.saabnet.com > > AWARDS -- Saab 900,1994-96 > > "Best in damage resistance" among mid-sized cars for 5-mph front and rear > flat-barrier bumper crash tests (zero damage) > Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) (1994 900 S 5-door) > So the 900 has zero damage at 5mph? Don't know about you, but I'm more concerned with protection at typical driving speeds. I speak as a first-time Saab owner (9-3) who bought partly on the basis of Saab's reputation for safety, only to find afterwards that the available crash test data for the 900 (e.g. Euro NCAP) does not support this. Admittedly, Saab have added a few more safety features to the 9-3 (e.g. active head restraints) but unless someone knows otherwise it's structurally identical to the old 900. I know Saab (and others) will point to evidence from 'real-life' crash experience, but surely if the cars were so good this would be evident in the crash test results? Nick Bennett -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- http://www.dejanews.com/ Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own