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Audi snubbed again
Watch TV last night? - well I saw the coming attractions for
a crash safety study so I had to watch
Dateline preceded the show by saying they had nothing to
do with the tests (and I was so hoping to see the Ka-blooie)
Some Blah Blah Insurance Institute decided to run 38mph
offset head-on crashes to see how many broken legs etc.
they could get - they were only interested in the lower extremities.
It seems a bunch of cars that did well in the full frontal will turn
you into a pretzel in an offset collision. So, what did they test?
14 cars in total. lets see there was a Taurus, a lumina, a camry
a maxima, a contour, a passat(VR6) and oh yes an ovlov 850.
Nope, no Audis, BMWs or Mercedes - I guess they didn't want to
make the competition look too bad.
I remember someone (John Greenstreet?) posting results of similiar
tests in Germany describing the pedal and dash travel - and the A8
showing the lowest score ever (low being good).
For the curious, if you're driving the passat and you get into an
offset crash - don't plan on walking again.
just some commentary