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Old 10-25-2008, 01:55 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, 08:56 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.

I will leave the rest for you to imagine.
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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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I'm not sure if it classifies as an accident; but I did hear a rumor of one fatality in a 240 from the early eighties. The biodegradable wiring harness shorted out; and a fella starved to death inside the car because he couldn't open the doors or roll down the windows.
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That lady's not a foolish as you think.

As a mater of fact, extensive research by University of Ohio Tornado Experts involving wind tunnels and investigation of tornado strike areas has found that in the absence of a heavy sheltering structure, you *are* safer in a car than in a ditch or a trailer home. Most cars are much less vulnerable to tornado winds than you'd think and the heavier the better.

I dunno about a 740 - lot of glass in that model, but a hunkered down in a 240 with a blanket over your head is much better than a ditch.
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That lady's not a foolish as you think.

As a mater of fact, extensive research by University of Ohio Tornado Experts involving wind tunnels and investigation of tornado strike areas has found that in the absence of a heavy sheltering structure, you *are* safer in a car than in a ditch or a trailer home. Most cars are much less vulnerable to tornado winds than you'd think and the heavier the better.

I dunno about a 740 - lot of glass in that model, but a hunkered down in a 240 with a blanket over your head is much better than a ditch.
Neither. Both are lighter than most cars on the road. 240's are lighter than 740s. you would need to be in the bugatti veyron. it is very heavy and low. or a hummer
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I heared that no one has ever died in a volvo in an accident. Is there any truth to that.
Nope not true.

There have been 3 confirmed deaths in Volvo's here in the US. Now for a car that has had NO US fatalities you'd be looking at the Yugo.

The major difference there would be production #'s. At last count only 17 of these cars ever made it to this country, and only 2 of those 17 drove off the dealership lot under their own power.

Take it for what it's worth.
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Didn't they stop selling Yugos in the USA because one got blown off the Mackinaw Bridge in Michigan?! If true, I'd be amazed if that wasn't a fatality.
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>Has anyone ever died in Volvo?
Someone must've had heart-attack whilst in the car.....

"In Volvo", I'm sure some people were unfortunate when he/she was walking the hall way of the headquarters, stepped on a puddle of synthetic oil or banana skin, slipped & fell & hit his/her head hard against the corner of a desk or worse, a Volvo. In this case, I believe you can say "He/she died in (at) Volvo".....

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