Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 07:03:48 GMT
From: "Leon Gross" <leonnopsamdlabsgroup.com>
Subject: Re: Purchasing a Saab


Somebody also told me that another reason is that after an accident, anybody in the car could turn it off with the key if the driver couldn't. Leon "Kevin Rhodes" <krhodesnopsamam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message news:RzmH7.8850$QU1.121008nopsamoon.maine.rr.com... | | The original reason for the key being between the seats was that in the course | of real-world accident research, SAAB found that a steering column or dash | mounted key could cause serious injuries. Primarily to the driver's knee in a | frontal collision, or the passenger's head in diagonal collisions. Think about | a part of your body hitting a thin, hard, metal object in a high speed | collision.... To prevent this, SAAB engineers tucked the key down between the | seats out of harm's way. One of the many small, thoughtful touches that make | SAABs unique. Of course, there are a number of SAAB features that make one | wonder how much aquavit the engineers were drinking too! ;-) | | Kevin Rhodes | Westbrook, Maine | 85 900T | | | | > | > I'm aware that the Saab key has always been where it is. I just don't | >see the point. A longstanding gimmick is still a gimmick. | >

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