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How do you guys feel about overall saftey in your S60's? Honestly, I feel great. I know Volvo spends a lot of time designing there cars on saftey and they have a state of the art saftey test center in Sweden. Despite my car acting up latley the main thing that has made me happy during my <br>4 1/2 year ownership is being in a safe car. This may sound simple but this is the main factor that keeps me driving my 2004 NA. <p>On a funny note I am sure many have seen the SABB commercial on TV "Born from jets". They imply there cars are safer based on the saftey of aircraft. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>All right are you telling me that aircraft saftey is the same as automoble saftey. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I always thought they implied jets are fast and the SAABS are fast then too. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Volvo spends a long time on real life safetly. They take thousands of Volvos each year that have been crashed each year in Sweden and see how they can improve on them. Even though some people say they are safer because of some stupid rating, Volvos will keep you alive under real life circumstances.
 

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according to IIHS crash test result<br><A HREF="http://www.iihs.org/ratings/ratingsbyseries.aspx?id=412" TARGET="_blank">http://www.iihs.org/ratings/ra...d=412</A><p>S60/S40 ranked Good on Frontal offset test results but score ACCEPTABLE on the Side impact test results <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>by comparison S80/XC90/C70 received GOOD on both Frontal and Side Impact and are all among the TOP SAFETY PICK <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><A HREF="http://www.iihs.org/ratings/ratingsbyseries.aspx?id=413" TARGET="_blank">http://www.iihs.org/ratings/ra...d=413</A><br><A HREF="http://www.iihs.org/ratings/ratingsbyseries.aspx?id=452" TARGET="_blank">http://www.iihs.org/ratings/ra...d=452</A><br><A HREF="http://www.iihs.org/ratings/ratingsbyseries.aspx?id=608" TARGET="_blank">http://www.iihs.org/ratings/ra...d=608</A><p>wonder why the test score on the S60/S40 does not reflect the Volvo safety reputation/image?
 

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Right on. Under real life circumstances no doubt I would rather be in a Volvo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: S60 Saftey (gray60)

Having T-boned a car while going about a 50 mph in my S60 I feel really, really good about the safety of the car. Airbags didn't even go off. I was sore for a couple of days and the car got rebuilt. <p>I was going straight on a greenlight BTW. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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Our first Volvo was an 01 S60 2.4T. We had the car three years without any problems. We took it in on a Monday to have the 30K service done and one week later my wife was driving to work when two high school kids in a Jeep mis-judged the stopped vehicle in front of them. They swerved across the yellow line into my wife and her S60. Since their Jeep was jacked up they basically drove over the top of her and upon hitting the roof of the car flipped over and landed upside down and backwards. My wifes car end up next a telephone pole but upright. She was able, with assistance, to open the passenger door and step out un hurt, save for a raspberry on her chin from the airbag and some sore ribs from the seat belt. The two kids ended up in the hospital for a week but were okay. The S60 was destroyed and we promptly went down and bought another. Safety may not always be at the top of the wish list for buyers but when you need it you are thankful for it. Both of us drive Volvo's and we feel that we are more protected. Maybe it is a false sense of security but it is important to us. A few mechanical problems and rattles won't dissuade us from buying Volvo's in the future.
 
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