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Old 08-10-2005, 04:01   #1 (permalink)
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Re: Those concrete vehicle barriers...

I bet a volvo would get though it.

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Old 08-10-2005, 09:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Those concrete vehicle barriers...

Only if you painted a motorbike on the concrete.

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Old 08-10-2005, 10:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Those concrete vehicle barriers...

On 10 Aug 2005 07:34:41 -0700, davepseudonym@hotmail.com wrote:

>Only if you painted a motorbike on the concrete.


My Volvo has just made no impact on a Mazda 626.

Mazda - scuffed bumper
Volvo - new rear door, new rear wing, nearside respray and blend

I'm getting a lot of stick...


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Old 08-11-2005, 22:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Those concrete vehicle barriers...

Well Tim, they certainly don't make them like the used to. put my '73 164
volvo against my S3 head to head, i dont reckon there would be a great deal
of difference. both built like brick shithouses and both way almost exactly
the same.

Sam.


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> >Only if you painted a motorbike on the concrete.

>
> My Volvo has just made no impact on a Mazda 626.
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> Mazda - scuffed bumper
> Volvo - new rear door, new rear wing, nearside respray and blend
>
> I'm getting a lot of stick...
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> Tim Hobbs
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> '58 Series 2 88" aka "Stig"
> '77 101FC Ambulance aka "Burrt"
> '03 Volvo V70



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Old 08-12-2005, 02:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Those concrete vehicle barriers...

On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 13:27:53 +1000, "Samuel"
<samuelmcgregor@optusnet.com.au> wrote:

>Well Tim, they certainly don't make them like the used to. put my '73 164
>volvo against my S3 head to head, i dont reckon there would be a great deal
>of difference. both built like brick shithouses and both way almost exactly
>the same.
>
>Sam.
>


Aye, and to be honest I wouldn't want to crash in either. Weight
counts for a lot, but the way a car absorbs energy is the important
thing, not how it looks after the crash.

If I was going to have an accident with my 2 year old in the back?
I'd take my Volvo over FiL's Mazda every time, not to mention over
most Land Rovers ever made.

I'm still getting a lot of stick. To add insult to injury my
father-in-law is, as the third party, getting a courtesy car whilst
they touch up his bumper. I'm off the road for 9 days with only the
offer of a special price on a hire car. Hurrrumph...




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Old 08-12-2005, 13:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Those concrete vehicle barriers...

Landies are more fun though, I hit a rock with the side step, bent up the
side step something rotten, but did not impede my progress in any way :)


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"Tim Hobbs" <tim@spam.com> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 13:27:53 +1000, "Samuel"
> <samuelmcgregor@optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>
>
> Aye, and to be honest I wouldn't want to crash in either. Weight
> counts for a lot, but the way a car absorbs energy is the important
> thing, not how it looks after the crash.
>
> If I was going to have an accident with my 2 year old in the back?
> I'd take my Volvo over FiL's Mazda every time, not to mention over
> most Land Rovers ever made.
>
> I'm still getting a lot of stick. To add insult to injury my
> father-in-law is, as the third party, getting a courtesy car whilst
> they touch up his bumper. I'm off the road for 9 days with only the
> offer of a special price on a hire car. Hurrrumph...
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Tim Hobbs
>
> '58 Series 2 88" aka "Stig"
> '77 101FC Ambulance aka "Burrt"
> '03 Volvo V70



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