[urq] Audi A4 bumpers are well rated

Todd Phenneger tquattroguy at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 16 19:50:16 EDT 2007

I was in a rather fast accident in a 4kq and it fared "Rather I Fared" quite
well.  I had no wiplash, the body structure did what it was supposed to and
overall it fared much better than the other car.

I don't know about the smaller A2 VW Cars, or especially the A1 cars, but
starting with the Audi 80/90q we started to see some real safety
improvements designed into Audi's.  So I"m not sure what your Definition of
"Contemporary" is but I would have no problems being in an accident in a
90q.  But if I"m going to get broadsided by a MAC Truck, OR and H1/H2  Then
I'd rather be in an A8. :-)

> From: LL - NY <larrycleung at gmail.com>
> Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 08:48:11 -0500
> To: Tony Hoffman <auditony at gmail.com>
> Cc: <urq at audifans.com>, <quattro at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: [urq] Audi A4 bumpers are well rated
> perhaps it's because these new bumpers have to support
> sooooo much heavier a car.
> FWIW, I'd not really want to be in a crash with an A1 or
> A2 VW (or contermporary Audi, or BMW, somehow, I'd
> be okay in an MB) at any speed above say 15 MPH.
> LL - NY
> On 8/11/07, Tony Hoffman <auditony at gmail.com> wrote:
>> WOW!! I thought the point of all this added weight was more safety and
>> better build. In some cases, maybe, but to see that Escort take a hit
>> like that, and then see the C-class get all messed up, I never
>> imagined. Maybe my 82 Jetta is safer than I thought!!
>> Tony Hoffman
>> On 8/10/07, Louis-Alain Richard <larichard at plguide.com> wrote:
>>> It is so funny to see brand new mid-size luxury cars being
>>> crashed at only 5 mph (front-rear) and 3 mph (corner) and
>>> suffer such damages.
>>> http://www.iihs.org/video.aspx?f=releases/pr080207.flv
>>> I guess our older cars would fare better, like the Escort.
>>> Louis-Alain
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