Date: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 16:29:53 +0200
From: "KBB" <>
Subject: Re: Opinions on the 1999 Saab 9-3?

Johan LAUWERS <> a écrit dans le message : 7fs3jb$5v2$ > Again, we cannot use data, so let me give you a REAL LIVE EXAMPLE. > > I totalled my father's first Saab a 1990 9000 CD (at that time 240.000 kms). > > Me and my girlfriend where driving at a speed of 60 km/h (app. 40 Miles/h) > and we were (strangely enough) not wearing our seatbelt. > > All of a sudden a guy came out of a little street without even looking (he > didn't had priority) about 10 meters before me. I couldn't even hit the > brake. > > I took the guy in the side at full speed, and then drove up a sidewalk which > was 30 cms high and crashed into a traffic sign. > > We didn't have a thing, the car was totalled because of the age and the > miles. > Doesn't this real-life example show that the 9000 is quite safe ? > Look Johan, 1-Data can be used but has to be understood properly. 2-You will find thousands of people walking away from crashes in Toyotas, Hondas and .... Saabs : you can find similars stories everywhere with any car . 3-My girlfriend was involved in an accident on a winding road in Southern California : frontal collision with a 98 Toyota Camry : well she ended up in the hospital with 2 broken legs and broken ribs and the driver of the Toyota Camry came to rescue her because she couldn't get out the car . After talking with the firefighters , they brought up the fact that Saab don't perform particulary well in crashes And believe me, they see a lot of crashes in LA...) I'll get a Volvo any day !!!!!!!!

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