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Date: 12/23/12 02:03 PM

16 Responses to How Do You Kill A Volvo?

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    December 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Link: How Do You Kill A Volvo? - Evidently you can`t.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    December 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    Like this
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    December 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    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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    southernboy Male 13-17
    132 posts
    December 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    If anyone has seen the Toyota Hilux bit on Top Gear, you`d know this is nothing in comparison
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    Nomud Male 18-29
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    December 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    Brb, buying a Volvo
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    December 23, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    Drive it into a tree
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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
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    December 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm
    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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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    December 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    top gear already did it

    drove the volvo into a brick wall and it kept going
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    December 24, 2012 at 2:20 am
    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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    Modwain Male 40-49
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    December 24, 2012 at 4:27 am
    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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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 24, 2012 at 6:00 am
    The reason modern cars crumple like an empty soda can is to absorb some of the impact energy of a crash.

    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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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2012 at 8:29 am
    Yeah Volvo`s are great for you. Terrible for the person you just crashed into.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    December 24, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    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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    SminkyPinky Female 30-39
    233 posts
    December 25, 2012 at 10:57 am
    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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    SminkyPinky Female 30-39
    233 posts
    December 25, 2012 at 10:58 am
    *ECU... i am a little on the drunk side.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2012 at 10:53 am
    >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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