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Old 10-25-2008, 12:55 PM
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I heared that no one has ever died in a volvo in an accident. Is there any truth to that.
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I am sure that is not true...Unfortunately...I think every auto maker has atleast one deathunder their belts.
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:56 AM
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I have heard a story about one here in FLA many years ago. But the death was more of the passengers error kind of.
They were lying down in the front seat and had the seatbelt on but the driver fell asleep and hit a bridge head on.

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Not true.

I attended an accident where a 240 had run under the rear of a stationaryarticulated heavygoods vehicle, tractor trailer in the US. We estimated the speed of the Volvo at 80mph+. Driver and front seat passenger wereinstant fatalities and the two rear seat passengers badly injured.

No car, regardless of how well made, will protect the occupants under those circumstances.

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I heared that no one has ever died in a volvo in an accident. Is there any truth to that.


Yes, it's true. BTW, I have a bridge I'm selling...
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While Volvos are extraordinarily safe cars, many people have died while driving them. Unfortunately some accidents are so bad that no car could save the occupants, but Volvo has maintained the most consistently high safety standards, and done more to create new safety technology than any other manufacturer during the past eighty years. Part of that safety leadership is evident in the Volvo Accident Investigation Team, which Volvo created to study actual Volvo accident scenes and use their findings to improve car safety. I'm sure many of those accident scenes have involved serious injuries and even fatalities.

One funny story - a woman once called at the dealership I work at and asked whether she'd be safer inside or outside of her Volvo during a tornado. I told her the same thing - as great as Volvo's are, they can't protect you from everything, and if you're ever in a tornado you need to bail and run for the drainage ditch just like the guy in the Kia.

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there are no reports of deaths in a Volvo 240....
the death rate is zero
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One funny story - a woman once called at the dealership I work at and asked whether she'd be safer inside or outside of her Volvo during a tornado.
Lmao....... No common Sence!
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"just like the guy in the Kia"

for once a Kia owner shows intelligence :P
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