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Sorry for being offense. Don't know what I was thinking last light. Probably in a bad mood.
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RE: What about Saab?

I heard it somewhere that Saab is the most be favored vehicle by the insurance industry.
Am I right?
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RE: Volvo or Merc

come on volvo never had / has / will have the soul, style and history of a mercedes...
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the safer car is VOLVO EVEN THOUGH I AM A MERCEDES FAN.THE REASON IS VOLVO HAS BEEN ABLE TO ADAPT TO THE CURRENT SAFETY REGULATIONS IMPOSED BY GOVERNING BODIES. DID U KNOW THAT THE VOLVO SUV IS THE FIRST CAR TO HAVE THE GYROSCOPIC ROLL OVER PROTTECTION FEATURE MEANING THAT AN IN EVENT OF A ROLLOVER THE CAR WILL NOT FLIP. VOLVO HAS BEEN COMITTED TO SAFETY FIRST THATS THEIR MOTTO OF SAYING BUY US. BUT VOLVO IS MORE SAFER IN AN ACCIDENT THAN MERC .

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VOLVO SUV IS THE FIRST CAR TO HAVE THE GYROSCOPIC ROLL OVER PROTTECTION FEATURE MEANING THAT AN IN EVENT OF A ROLLOVER THE CAR WILL NOT FLIP.
i don't know exactly what you mean by this, but i think you have over-estimated the volvo.

i often read on the volvo forums that the xc90 "cannot be rolled over in normal driving." not sure what such posts mean either, but they also leave me with the feeling that the poster wasn't clear on his facts.

any passenger vehicle that leaves the road is likely to roll over.

"what is the safest car?" is an unaswerable question. there are too many variables. volvo and mercedes both exceed the (weak) standards of govt. testing. crash testing is an aspect of "safety", but there are others. stopping distance, effectiveness of stability system, even intuitive nature of the radio can have an impact.

at the moment, there are only two brands i will own. volvo and mercedes. not all models of either are acceptable to me.

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I spend way too much time in auto salvage yards. In my experience, the Volvos have the least distorted passenger compartments in front or rear hard hits. I can almost always open and shut the doors and see fewer impacted windshields. This is hardly scientific but it does say something about the structure of the passenger area. I currently drive Volvos, Mercedes and Saabs so I pick through representatives of each at the yards and absolutely the Volvos survive better. To be fair, the MB doesn't lag far behind at all, they both beat the Saabs out easily. I don't even want to think about someone hitting my Fiat X/19! Like I said, not scientific but it is very real world, so don't jump all over me if you disagree!
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RE: Volvo or Merc

It seems to me that Volvo as of late has been selling solely on the reputation that cars like the P1800 built.


Mercedes has pioneered many safety innovations such as the crumple zone, safety steering column, steering wheel impact plate and side impact protection.

Later came belt tensioners, the airbag, the anti-lock braking system (ABS), and Brake Assist and the Electronic Stability Program.

My '86 Benz has 4 wheel disc brakes, ABS, and an airbag. My 1995 Saab 900S had 4 wheel disc brakes, ABS, and dual airbags. Saab didn't make ABS standard until 1992. Driver airbags offered in 1989. What did Volvo have in 1986? I don't remember the 760 GLE having airbags or ABS.

In any case, Volvos are pretty solid, but I don't know, my dad's 420SEL feels so solid, sometimes I'm under the impression it was made from leftover "Konigstiger" tanks (King Tiger) [:D]
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What I want to know is why doesn't Volvo XC90 have torso bags in the second row of seats? Mercedes ML class does. Really safety in mind the only other difference is in the anti-whiplash seats Volvo has. Since I've been researching the safeness of suvs these seem to come out on top but I can't figure why no torso bags. Is it because of the out of position possibility? Can someone please fill me in?
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That's odd. I owned a 1990 Volvo 760 Turbo. It was a beautiful car. However I don't have time to go into the list of repairs. I also crashed that car, I was hit by a Cadillac. The car was a Total loss. However Volvo never contacted us demanding the crash report so they could research it. I guess they just missed us in all their testing. I will say I was not hurt, however the Caddi that hit me was only moving at 25 MPH and my car was a Total Loss.

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RE: What about Saab?

I have also had a saab. It was a nitemare. That car would move, and it looked great, and felt heavy and safe. However the Vacuum problems where never ending.

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