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Old 09-05-2001, 11:48 AM   #16
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Originally posted by jaguar
Almost enough to make you go out, buy a volvo and drive it into a road train wihtout a seatbelt eh?
did you know....

in 1999 models and newer, if the front passenger or driver are not wearing their seatbelt, the front airbags require less of an impact to inflate? Such as, if you're wearing your seatbelt and you hit a tree at 15 mph, it might not come out, but if you're not and you hit it at 10, it would.

As for the death statistics suddenly jumping up on the 240, it could be attributed to anythings. One that comes to mind is the side impact from an SUV, which has been shown to be more likely fatal (in the case of no side airbags, which the 240 does not have, as it was halted in 1993) than a side impact from another car or a minivan even. I've also noticed drivers getting progressively worse, but maybe that's just me...
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Old 09-05-2001, 11:54 AM   #17
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Oh yeah - almost forgot - Volvo cars come with a life insurance policy that pays $250,000 to the estate of anyone killed in one of their cars.

So there's always that...

added @ 3:45pm est 9/5/2001 - for the 2000 model of the S70 - protection against whiplash in a rear-end collision - "The seat itself moves back 15 degrees with the occupant after impact, preventing the person's body from snapping forward again. At the same time the headrest moves forward, providing extra support for the head and neck."

man, I can't wait to get one of these

Last edited by dave; 09-05-2001 at 02:48 PM.
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Old 09-06-2001, 06:33 AM   #18
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About the whiplash protection:

S80 was the first one with the back-falling-seat. Their commercial campaign here in Sweden was.

"The first car with curtains and rocking chair built in"

With curtains they are referring to the side impact airbags that falls down from the ceiling of the car.
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