Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 10:54:25 GMT From: th <someguynospamwhere.se> Subject: Re: Do You Have A Glove Box?
Pooh Bear wrote: > LauraK wrote: > > >>>Are we talking about a SAAB here? >>>-meld >>> >>>Valjean wrote: >>> >>> >>>>No, really; instructions that rely on it frustrate me, 'cause I think I >>>>don't. >> >>My 1995 9000 CS doesn't have one. It has an airbag where the glove box is >>supposed to be. That's probably just in the US and undoubtedly in compliance >>with some regulation on passenger side airbags. > > > UK models lost the glovebox in the 9000 around that time too for the same > reason. I doubt that Saab would regionalise safety features. > Yes they do. My '97 9000 CSE doesn't have a passenger side airbag and AFAIK there were no or very few 9000 cars sold here in Sweden with passenger side airbags. That was mainly introduced with the 9-5. The main reason for this I guess is that, in Sweden, most people having child seats put them in the passenger seat. Not having an airbag there improves safety. In Sweden this far there has been no child killed by an airbag while in US there are a couple of hundred children killed by airbags and a few children in the rest of Europe (statement by a researcher from the Swedish National Road and Transport Reseach Institute, http://www.gp.se/gp/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=882&a=186718 in Swedish only, sorry). Probably the increased use of passenger side airbags will eventually result in children being killed by airbags here as well as somewhere between 5000 and 10000 children are sitting in front of an airbag. The research institute site, http://www.vti.se/edefault.asp , is quite a good source of information as many classical thoughts on good and bad in traffic get real data here. Did you know that using a hands-free mobile gives no better driving performance than with an ordinary mobile! -- th