i believe it's the responsibility to give enough protection for ALL manufacturers. "if you want a safe car, go and buy a volvo!". sorry, it is just not that simple. yep i know my alfa will be never be safe as a volvo, but still i would not like to find my steering wheel pushing my chest! when i buy a newly developed car, it is my right to except this. especially on a car, which safety is so much concerded (!), or at least it is said so on te advertisements
i read that many crash simulations were made while the car was still at the design labs. but what is the result : they just failed! on the standart NCAP test. a 1998 model vw golf is much more safer than our 2001 147's. are alfa's safety engineers on strike? how dare can they offer the alfisti's so little survive space? i think i have a right to live after paying the company that money, and buying the car. i think they have to take this responsibility. especially after claiming after their new cars safety so much on the ads.
it worries me if i will survive in such an impact. why should a golf driver or a focus driver should survive when i borke my bones, or even die? this is not fair. "then go and buy a focus!" is this what alfa offering me? yep; maybe i'll have a focus than. i won't pay that money to a company wihch recommends a focus for my safety. this is foolish.
i like my alfa's sportif character; but this is not enough. because on the roads i drive, there may be drunk drivers, trucks without lights, or wrong-overtaking cars. my car should not only give me (and my family and friends) driving pleasure, but also a life saving space. this is what i accept from alfa. this is what i except from the engineers. i MUST know that my brother, mother or dad are safe when they drive my car.