<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by TwinSpark:
<strong>I guess this is of no consolation, but my bella was written off this morning after only 22 months of ownership and only 7K on the clock. Once again the situation was beyond my control since a 21 year old kid sped his Honda CRX at full speed, while on the wrong side of the road straight into my door. According to the experts at Alfa Malta - they never saw such a wreck, who's passengers walk away relatively unharmed.
After considering the gravity and nature of the collision, I can now say that the 147 saved my wife's and my own life. Primarily because of the lateral airbags and side impact bars, and other safety features. Another thing I was impressed about is that the windscreen did not shatter but simply flexed, as if it was made of plastic. The car twisted altogether and therefore is beyond repair.
No matter what they say about Alfa - this accident only made me more confident in the marque and am now looking forward to have my 147 replaced with a new one.
TS</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Supposedly the complaint about the 147 relatetes to Front impact. And from what I understand about the test, a car can be designed to perform better in the test than it will actually perform in real life situations. frown