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Old 24th March 2006
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Default Crash test for 900

Hey guys check out this link.



http://www.keme.net/~stowupland/saab/test.htm
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Old 24th March 2006
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interesting. not many sources tho. even the c900 is reported as having the lowest risk injury of any car produced in the 1980's. You can just look at a c900 and see why the thing is just so safe, i've seen crashed 900's in the graveyard and the fronts are gone but the passenger comparment in untouched.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...991&q=saab+900
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Old 24th March 2006
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What's this? Why is the guy talking about saab 9-5 when the rating refers to saab 900? I guess that it refers to an NG900 - see links below.

http://www.euroncap.com/content/safe...ings.php?id1=3
http://www.euroncap.com/content/safe...ings.php?id1=4

To draw the conclusion that a saab 9-5 is unsafe based on a crash test on a saab 900 is a bit ... bold.

For the interested reader, the swedish insurance company Folksam do safety statistics based on real accidents, and saab 9-3 and 9-5 have always been among the best.

And, because this is a c900 forum, the classsic saab 900 does worse, but is still considered to be "15 % safer than average car".

Edit: here is the table:

Saab 900 78-93 at least 15 % higher safety than average car
Saab 900 94-98 at least 30 % higher safety than average car
Saab 9000 85-97 at least 30 % higher safety than average car
Saab 9-3 98-03 at least 30 % higher safety than average car
Saab 9-5 98- at least 30 % higher safety than average car

Edit 2: Opel Vectra, that he mentions on the web page, is about as safe as a c900, according to folksam.

Here is the whole list: http://wse000412-503-8.hosting.win.p...n_resultat.asp

And clicking on the link "this year's winner" you get to this page:
http://www.folksam.se/forskning/trafik/vinnare2005.htm

I guess that I've made my point now

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He seems a bit of an angry anti-Saab man. I've got no intention of crashing mine anyway.
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He bought a bad example of a 900, but mostly his problems are with the dealers, not the car. He even admits that he should not have bought the car. What a sad case.
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Ah yes, this is a truly pathetic specimen. This guy seems to do nothing but write letters of complaint to people and threaten to sue them, although to my knowledge never successfully. There was the incident of the supermarket petrol pump, where he managed to pour petrol all over himself. Therefore the pump must be faulty, and I quote:

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I was not offered any form of compensation or an apology.
Thus immediately establishing his priorities. He did manage to get a 25 pound voucher out of them - I suspect they coughed up to make him go away.

Then there was his exhaust. He goes to the cheapest outfit of high street grease monkeys to get an exhaust for the accursed Saab and acts surprised when it knocks going over bumps. He decides this must be dangerous and rings the headquarters of Suffolk police (italicised to indicate what a tit this guy is). Do they really not have better things to do than confirm that a badly fitting exhaust might fail an MOT?

I think the only fitting conclusion you can make from the sorry tale of this pathetic loser is from his own email page, where he acts surprised that he has had some emails telling him just how sad he is - of course he threatens to tell the police, the sender's ISP and their MP, as well as his Mummy.

Tragic how small some people's lives are.
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Guys, I'm not sure but I think I've read this before and it was about NG. Look at this . I don't think they got results from this guy's site.

UPDATE: NCAP was founded in 1997 and there link to the whole list - 900 from '97.
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I've read around that the NG900 scored low too, and the new 9-3 is not as safe as it as said to be. but i've come to learn that people love to just bash cars, for no reason. Saab and volvo make safer cars than the rest of the companies, period! Must always question what we read and hear tho, not saying Saabs are incredible safety machines, they aren't SUPER CARS(entry level super car? ). They are infact SAFER.

the big thing for me is not all the air bags, or the ratings, or what the little man in the blue hat tells you, but how the car feels. Saabs are sturdy feeling cars, ever heard a c900 hatch close? or a combi coupe door close?-thats a heavy freakin door! you can roll a 900 by lifting the door with a few people, the hinges won't fail.

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I certainly agree that this guy needs to find better things to do.

Any car built has it's hate pages, and people will continue complaining about their bad purchases forever regardless of the manufacturer. It's just a reaction to feeling that you "got screwed" I'll bet you could find the same sort of sites for any kind of car you please!

Good 'ol internet!

His primary complaining page is here:
http://www.keme.net/~stowupland/saab/

At least WE all think Saab is nothing short of spectacular!


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