Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 23:04:39 +0100
From: (Tom Warner)
Subject: Re: Thank God it's a Saab

Bert Hyman <> wrote: > You do realize that one of the arguments being used over here against > "sport utility vehicles" is that they are too robust and more often > than not destroy smaller vehicles they collide with, while generally > emerging from accidents relatively unscathed. I saw some crash tests of typical ladder frame with bolted on body 4x4s head on with mid size family cars. What typically happens, in a head on, is that the 4x4 rides up over the hood/bonnet of the saloon car killing the front seat occupants just before the bolt-on bodywork folds up killing the occupants of the 4x4. The newer ones (Mercedes and ?)with unit construction body/chassis are probably much better for the 4x4 folks but still not much fun for us in our lowered SAABs. All the best, Tom -- "You keep either intentionally or unintentionally trying to confuse the goals we had for investing in the relationship (with Apple) with the goals we had overall for investing in Apple." - Bill Gates

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