Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 18:19:19 -0600 From: Shane Almeida <almeida.spam.is.evilnospam.is.evil.mindless.com> Subject: Re: Just Do It GM-Change SAAB into "GMW"...dichotomoy
On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 07:37:37 -0500, KeithG wrote: > Keep in mind that GM is also trying to reduce the safety of the Saabs as > well. The 9^7 SUV (Trollblazer, TrailBlaab) is anti Saab and less safe > than any other current Saab. Keep in mind that safety is not only how > well it absorbs energy in an accident, but also how nimble and > controllable the vehicle is which allowy the driver to avoid an accident. Just be glad the 9-7 isn't based on the Blazer, which has the highest driver death rate of any passenger vehicle on U.S. roadways. http://www.iihs.org/srpdfs/sr4003.pdf The 9-5 (1999-2002) is the only Saab in the report, with a driver death rate per million registered vehicle years of 48. The Trailblazer got an 86, and the Blazer topped the list with 308 for the two-wheel drive, two door version.