I’ve filed this under “Road tests” but it should really be filed under “Road tests gone wrong”.
Aaron Gold from About.com had possession of one of Saab USA’s test fleet, a 9-3 SportCombi, when someone tried a little too hard to get a closer look…..
….a car tried to zoom around me on the right as I was turning into a driveway. CRUNCH!
And his testimony:
Luckily no one was hurt, and the 9-3 held up well against the impact. …there was no deformation to the door’s interior panel, the window didn’t break, and my wife Robin, who was sitting in the passenger’s seat, was completely unscathed.
….crash tests can’t predict the results of every real-world crash, and it was nice to see that the 9-3 works as well in the real world as it does in the test lab. To all the Saab 9-3 engineers, Robin and I offer a personal and heart-felt thank you.
I’m sure that once he gets a replacement vehicle we’ll see an appreciative review 🙂