Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 16:40:41 +0800
From: Christian <>
Subject: Re: SAAB Safety?

Henrik B. wrote: > Rest asure, the 9-5 is an even safer car, than the 9000! The 9-5's safety > is a further development, based on the safety of the 9000. Here in Europe, > we have EuroNCAP, which is crashtesting all vehicles on the street. The > Saab 9-5 (together with the Volvo S80) is the safest car they've ever > tested, no matter the class. Still here in 2002 and the test was done back > in 1999!! Heck, the Saab 9-5 even passed the sidecollisiontest without > sideairbags (wasn't avaiable in the 9-5 back then). Not as good as the Renault Laguna, first car to achieve five stars on this test. A Merc has recently achieved the same score. Of course, these tests don't tell you everything and I would put my trust in Saab's safety expertise above cars designed to score well on specific tests any day.

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