Type 44/5000 safety rating
rdeis at io.com
Wed Aug 28 12:05:09 EDT 2002
Perhaps you can use the 100's 5 star rating along with some literature
that describes the changes (practicly none) between those years?
On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, Efraim Gavrilovich wrote:
> As much as I don't believe it, I did find the information your buyer's wife
> might have referred to. It's here:
> It shows one star driver side and five star passenger side ratings at
> frontal impact for 1985 5000. The rating for 1989 for 100 shows big
> improvement - five stars both sides. I am sure something was wrong with the
> testing in 1985, but it's there, black on white. Too bad this poor woman
> believed these so called "facts".
> Efraim Gavrilovich
> 1988 5KTQ 345,000km (216K mi), 1.8 Bar
> 1990 90 123,000km (77K mi)
> Vancouver, Canada
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ben Swann" <bswann at worldnet.att.net>
> To: <quattro at audifans.com>
> Cc: "SWANN (E-mail)" <bswann at worldnet.att.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 7:30 PM
> Subject: Type 44/5000 safety rating
> > OK - Listers, I'd appreciate some help with this one. I had always been
> > under the impression that out Type 44's were rather safe. Please help me
> > refute this. I thought I saw some testimonials awhile back proclaiming
> > that in this very type of drivers side accident the occupants came out
> > miraculously unscathed, while the other vehicle disintegrated on impact,
> > something to that effect.
> > I personally con't see how this can be knowing something of the
> > construction of these cars. The only thing I can see is these safety
> > rating are making a comparison to the newer luxury cars with side impact
> > air bags, and even then, I question this rating.
> > Here is what happened - the potential buyer of my '87 5000 turbo quattro
> > avant backed out due to the following email:
> > Joe Buyer here. I've run into a bit of a snag with my wife regarding the
> > purchase of your avant. She's a firm believer in safety ratings and when
> > she looked up the stuff on the 87 5000's was not amused at their 1 star
> > drivers side rating in the 83-88 range. Unless I can find something in
> > print somewhere to convince here otherwise I'm afraid I'm going to have to
> > pass on the car.
> > Sorry,
> > Joe Buyer
> > Name changed to protect the identity of the buyer.
> > Doesn't change my opinion of these cars, but this really bothers me, in
> > addition to not selling the car.
> > TIA,
> > Ben
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