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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: United Kingdom
ok, we need some perspective here:
Most collisions happen at 'about' 30mph. Those are the most typical and survivable collisions. I think a 156 can cope with those. Most 'fatal' crashes happen on A-roads, where the impact speed is/is more than 40mph.
So, the highest volume of crashes that are survivable happen at 30mph or less.
Most fatal crashes - which are less likely to happen, but more likely to kill - happen at a closing speed of 40mph plus.
I hope that helps. I do understand your concerns. But according to NCAP, you could apply them accordingly to the 1997 3-series, 1997 Saab 900 and 1997 Mercedes C-Class.
Anything west of 60mph, and - unless you're very lucky - you're toast anyway.
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