How Do You Kill A Volvo?

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago Misc

Evidently you can"t.
There are 16 comments:
Male 2,553
>Sminky
Hate to tell you this, but I think you got the runt of the litter. My parents have had volvos of varying degrees of modernity, and the only faults we had were an electrical fault (from the factory) and frozen washer fluid (obviously not the car`s fault).
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Female 233
*ECU... i am a little on the drunk side.
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Female 233
you most certainly can kill a volvo. 2001 volvo s80, ECP destroyed in the winter of `10, -15 deg temperatures fried it all.
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Male 12,365
Another good example of the point RuralNinja made would be custom-built racing cars, e.g. F1 cars. Flimsy-looking cars that are destroyed in any crash that`s much more than a bump...and you have a good chance of getting out and walking away after a 100+mph crash in part *because* the car was destroyed - its destruction reduced the force of impact and extended the duration of the deceleration, both of which are crucial factors in what happens to the driver.
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Male 2,332
Yeah Volvo`s are great for you. Terrible for the person you just crashed into.
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Female 2,602
[quote]The reason modern cars crumple like an empty soda can is to absorb some of the impact energy of a crash.[/quote]

That`s true. I wrote some software for railway accident investigations back in the `90s, and they said that in most serious train accidents/derailments the train carriages themselves get destroyed, since they have "crumple zones" built in to each end that are designed to distort to absorb the energy of the incident. That and the fact that it usually takes a good 200-300 feet to dissipate the energy of a train moving at speed makes the deceleration gradual for the occupants of the carriages. That`s why most of the passengers live despite not even wearing seatbelts or having airbags around them.
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Male 334
rural, if i understand you right, there is a way to dissapate the energy without a crumple zone then.. good to know
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Male 5,016
Swedish cars are the best! I have a Saab 900 (the old model) once a guys hit my car really hard on the right side,my Saab didn`t even move and i just got a really low bruise on the side,the other car was like destroyed.
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Male 1,625
top gear already did it

drove the volvo into a brick wall and it kept going
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Male 519
They stopped making vehicles that durable for a reason. If you get into a serious crash in a vehicle built like a tank, you`ll probably die. The reason modern cars crumple like an empty soda can is to absorb some of the impact energy of a crash. If the car doesn`t crumple, your body has to absorb all the energy. The only reason this guy didn`t get hurt is because he has a helmet, a HANS device, a racing seat, and a 5 point harness.
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Male 1,745
Drive it into a tree
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Male 102
Brb, buying a Volvo
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Male 132
If anyone has seen the Toyota Hilux bit on Top Gear, you`d know this is nothing in comparison
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Female 6,381
Oh, man! What a waste! That Volvo was in a lot better shape than the old `87 wagon I share with the roomie. He could`ve had that one to wreck and given us the newer red one. B-(
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Male 2,220
Like this
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Female 8,044
Link: How Do You Kill A Volvo? [Rate Link] - Evidently you can`t.
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