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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Matt82, Sep 29, 2009.

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    [Sep 29, 2009]
    three, the last ones only `flagged` becuase "the driver faced an unacceptably high risk of chest injury in the side impact"

    TBH, its a 1995 car design, and when compared to its contemporarys, they're all around the same area... Vectra B, Mondeo Mk1, Laguna Mk1, all scored the same 3 but with a flagged star rating.

    Its only once you get into the early 00's that you start to see models come thru with 4 and 5 stars.
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    Just think of it as an additional inscentive not to bin it.
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    [Sep 30, 2009]
    my little brother achieved this

    three rolls off a dual carriageway, 50mph, maybe more

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    i remember nights ive been out in the golf and been close to driving it at ten tenths then thinking "if i go off into a field now..."
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    Good efforts. My brother only managed this with his old Cavalier SRi

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    I would still rather be in the Audi than any of the others, with it's NCAP rating of 2.5 or whatever. Fair play guys some nice damage up there ^^^^
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    [Oct 1, 2009]
    sri.....housing estate, 30 mph zone and he rolled it?!
    what was he doing?!
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    [Oct 1, 2009]
    youre still dying in a 10 year old car, to what the outside world would see as an old banger now,

    when i used to have a B6 i looked at the ncap stuff. there was a remark about the car being unncessarily harmful to pedestrians if hit :respekt:
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    True, i have no intenetion of dying quite yet thanks in my banger
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    some way before ncap pics
    clipped a car at 55 ish he pulled into middle of the junction, i managed to steer enough so it wasnt a head on
    the fact i had the wrong size bolts holding alloys on meant they ripped out when i hit traffic island sideways so car didnt roll, had it rolled with no windscreen and doors opened from initial impact i doubt id be here

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    A B5 S4 may not exactly be 5 Star, but I'd like to think (unless we get too cocky and drive them like loons everywhere) that they're probably safer by not getting into an impact in the FIRST place.

    A 2002 M5 for example may have a better rating, but the back end is more likely to flip out and fling you into that wall than in an S4 Quattro is.

    That's my theory and justification anyway.
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    [Oct 1, 2009]
    vauxhall corsa
    scariest thing I have ever seen in an accident.
    Once put a sunroof into one. instructions said use a jigsaw for the roof. In the end I used a stanley knife!!
    made from reject biscuit tins.

    saw one in a university halls car park once and it was about 50% thinner than it was meant to be. hope to god there were no passengers in it!
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    i was a passenger in a corsa that rolled 4 times and took out a lamp post, it stood up pretty well
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    [Oct 1, 2009]
    ah sorry, meant NOVA.
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    [Oct 1, 2009]
    Nova, Corsa, Renault, Ford, Audi,...............whatever, all use a similar gauge steel as far as I'm aware (with regards to fitting a sunroof).
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    I think you will pleasantly find that the b5 audi has a thicker gauge metal on the body than the french or english cars !
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    Any actual figures or thicknesses matey?
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    [Oct 2, 2009]
    audi quote 0.7-1.2mm steel and 2mm aluminium for the TT for structural stuff but is pressed and formed for strength different to panels

    a mk5 golf (4 or 5 star).. pulled out in front of my g/f that was doing no more than 20-25mph round a corner near our house in a 1999 shitroen saxo. her car was a write off all the front caved in, the golf had a creased wing and broken indicator..it wouldnt upload the pic to show but modern cars of any manufacturer are miles better unfortunatley
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    [Oct 3, 2009]
    just seen these pics, imageshack etc is blocked at work

    thats really sad to see a mk1 golf like that

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    [Oct 3, 2009]
    Sod the Golf, he was a lucky guy!!!
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