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Re: crash data

Ok,the real-world crash data from National Highway Institute of Safety, 
has data that shows that Buick Century is the safest car based on crash 
data over last five years in midsize EPA class. In large car class, the 
Lexus LS 400 is the safest car.
Now when my rear tire blew  on 86' 5000 CST, I spun out at 60 MPH, hit a 
retaining barier broad side (my side) and walked away without a scratch, 
that is when I can believe that the car is pretty safe.

Naturally I think that in terms of crash protection, AUDI, MB, VOLVO, and 
BMW (except older 325), are all about the same. All have enough 
experience and data to design a car that is as safe as technology permits 
it to be.


On Fri, 9 Aug 1996, Steve Powers wrote:

> Lee wrote:
> > 
> > Bruce wrote:
> > 
> > > If you review the real world crash data, you will see that the 240
> > > pretty well stands alone in occupant fatalities.
> > 
> > Um, yes. I think the numbers state that in the last 5 years or so,
> > *nobody* died in a 240...or something similar (I'm doing this from
> > memory).
> aha, yes!!!! but the number _I_ want to see is the number of accidents
> _caused_ by ovloV drivers with the "I'm invincible, I drive an ovloV"
> attitude.
>   watch carefully for the next few weeks and pay particular attention
>   to the man(o)euvers of ovloV drivers, I think you'll be amazed when
>   you compare them to the other driver population.
> > *But* the 240 real world statistics represent a blend of automotive
> > construction and design, and the manner in which they're driven. In other
> > words, people that drive 240s will take fewer chances than those that
>          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> I'd really have to disagree with that one. They may have mentally convinced
> themselves that they're taking fewer chances. You've really got to come
> to Seattle and visit the Ballard neighborhood (lots of Scandahoovians),
> where the local TV comedy show refers to a seatbelt dangling from the
> door of an ovloV as a "Ballard Turn Signal".
> On a recent Car Talk, a listener was taking Click and Clack to task on
> a call they took regarding a woman's daughter and her ovloV wagon. THis
> listener disagreed with their advice that the ovloV was safe, etc. and
> that because this daughter has had several accidents, this listener
> recommended (somewhat tongue in cheek) that ovloVs were disrupting
> natural selection.
> The listener recommended the mandatory installation of sharp pointy
> objects in the vehicles of people who are shown to cause accidents.
> In addition, they should also be forced to drive in cracker-boxes were
> they will soon meet their rightful demise and not contribute to the
> gene pool (hastily summarized by me).
> amen, sister!! maybe they should be forced to ride mopeds
> steve powers ... '95.5 S6 ... '95 620RX/C ... '91 K100RS-16V ... '88 R100S
> spowers@spdg.com * stratos product development group * seattle, washington
> "I must tell you that these are strong Bavarian beer-carrying horses, not
>  the smaller ones of Italy." (Ferdinand Piech)