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Old 18-04-18, 06:17 PM   #1
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Amazing fact on car safety on BBC website. Since it's launch in 2002 not one single person in europe who was driving or a passenger in a Volvo XC90 has been killed in a road accident

'The most significant development since the safety belt' - BBC News
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Thats because volvo drivers are generally older experienced drivers who pay attention and the other reason in my opinion is the xc90 is not really that common so the fact there are less on the road means statistically they are less likely to crash
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Didn't Clarkson drive an XC90.
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"since the Volvo XC90 went on sale in the UK in 2002 it has sold over 50'000 vehicles"

50'000 sounds like a lot... but when you consider in March 2018, Ford sold just over 19'000 Fiesta's in ONE month... it puts things into perspective.

Not doubting the XC90 is a safe car... it's a mixture of there being very few people driving one and only being driven by more sensible people... after all, the safest car is the one you don't crash.....
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How many have been written off in crashes?. Most modern cars, and all with a good NCAP rating are the ones that will die for you, in other words take all the impact forces so you don't have to.

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Here is an extraordinary statistic: since the Volvo XC90 went on sale in the UK in 2002 it has sold over 50,000 vehicles, yet not a single person has been killed while driving it, or as a passenger.
Can any one tell me if any person has been killed in a Lada Niva over the same period?
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I can vouch for the safety of Volvo. In the whole time I had my S40 I was never killed in it. Not even once.
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And that is sort of the point i have not been killed in any peugeot or renault i have driven either.

To say a low volume car is the safest car is just bollox.
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To be fair to Volvo, there are other low volume cars people have obviously been killed in. I don't see Alfa for instance mentioned. Given the choice I'll have an accident in a Volvo over most cars! But then, I wouldn't fancy the chances of anything over my truck. It's all relative I suppose. My wife walked away from a fairly serious accident where she ended up on her side driving a Clio. From the outside you'd have thought someone was killed, but sitting in the drivers seat, the cabin was pretty much perfect.
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To be fair to Volvo, there are other low volume cars people have obviously been killed in. I don't see Alfa for instance mentioned. Given the choice I'll have an accident in a Volvo over most cars! But then, I wouldn't fancy the chances of anything over my truck. It's all relative I suppose. My wife walked away from a fairly serious accident where she ended up on her side driving a Clio. From the outside you'd have thought someone was killed, but sitting in the drivers seat, the cabin was pretty much perfect.
That's the whole point of modern designed in safety, the car falls to bits around the cabin, absorbing the energy of the impact, doing its job of dying so you might live.
Of course, if you smash into any car with a 38 tonne truck at 90 kph it will probably be more than it could stand. But fortunately such accident are rare.

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