Last post on Nov 10, 2010 at 6:26 PM
You are in the Volvo XC70
What is this discussion about?
Volvo XC70, Car Safety, Wagon
#116 of 124 Re: Volvo vs Honda Safety [biliouschee]
Aug 14, 2006 (5:33 am)
The government agency tests vehicles and applies the appropriate rating. Seems pretty straightforward. Not sure what you are talking about.
#117 of 124 Re: Volvo vs Honda Safety [drive62]
Aug 14, 2006 (8:40 am)
Not sure what you are talking about.
The point is that Volvo does much more thorough and comprehensive testing than any governmental agency. Their Safety Center is considered as the one of the best if not the best in the world and is used by many other car manufacturers for crash testing, because of its unique testing equipment that IS NOT available to ANY governmental agencies.
#118 of 124 Re: Safety: Volvo XC70 vs. Volvo XC90 [volvomax]
Nov 10, 2006 (7:59 am)
It looks like you know alot about volvos safety. I am in the market for a new suv. Safety is my first priority and reliability, with two little ones. I have narrowed it to the bmw x5 or the xc90. Does anyone have any info on one being safer than the other?
I have done alot of research, but can't find much on the rollover rating for the x5.
To volvomax, can you tell me more about the steel, rollbars, safety aspects, etc.??
Is this the best family vehicle, the xc90??
#119 of 124 Re: Safety: Volvos [orbit9090]
Nov 30, 2007 (2:14 am)
Volvo just issued a recall for their LATEST 2008 XC70/V70 models. The recall is a software bug for deploying air bags. I almost bought the new xc70 but I need to rethink about it.
Not sure if it is the software bug issue for your sister's xc70.
#120 of 124 Re: Safety: Volvos [kiiwii]
Feb 15, 2008 (12:06 pm)
The Kansas City Star recently did an editorial report that found an alarming number of airbags in cars of all makes have been found to have not deployed on impact. So far the NTSB has refused to investigate even though the Star estimates there have been thousands of lives lost as a result.
#121 of 124 Re: Honda Safer per $ [orbit9090]
Dec 27, 2008 (7:12 am)
You might be able to find some more information on this at www.volvoforum.com. I've been able to find alot of helpful information there as well.
#122 of 124 What is Volvo's Unique Selling Proposition?
Dec 28, 2008 (4:26 pm)
David Oglivy, one of the greatest ad minds to ever live, said that every product has to have a unique selling proposition. We all know FedEx's. What is Volvo's?
0-60 and handling performance? LOL
Great dealer body? Hardly
Engine Longevity: Not as long as Volvo uses timing belts that need changing
Status? Not to anyone driving a German car
Foul weather capability? Its good if you have an AWD Volvo but not unique
Safety? Again, its good but not unique to the brand
Seating? Yes, its the best!
Don't know though how much volume you can get out of "our seats are the best"
#123 of 124 Volvo xc70 crash test safety
Mar 29, 2010 (5:56 am)
I cannot find any crash test results for the volvo xc70 on the informed for life or NHTSB web sites.
I cant believe that volvo, whose cornerstone is saftey does not have crash test data for the consumer to look at and compare
Anyone know how to get that safety information?
#124 of 124 Re: Safety: Volvos [volvomax]
Nov 10, 2010 (6:26 pm)
How many Patents does Honda have/hold?
More than 9,000 (9860) patents registered in the US only. They are all under the assignee Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha of Japan, a division of Honda Co. Japan.
Volve has approximately a combined 1,476 patents registered in the US only. They are all under the assignee AB Volvo and others.
Just for fun Apple Inc. has about 2,106 patents registered in the US only under the assignee of Apple Computer Inc.
All figures are as of 2010.