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Salesman's A8 Claim

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Old 12-24-2010, 08:19 AM
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Question Salesman's A8 Claim

The salesman at our local Audi dealer told us that - to date nobody has ever died in an Audi A8 (referring to an occupant in an A8).

Call me a skeptic, but I find this hard to believe. Let's get some feedback and thoughts here. Do you think that this is correct...or no?

p.s. I am not in any way disparaging the safety of the car, but there are situations whereby the situation is beyond the safety design and build capabilities.
 
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:05 PM
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--- EDIT: Just actually read the articles, so maybe just 1 for sure out of these...who knows worldwide(?). But I will say that with it's construction, road manners, ESP and cocoon of airbags, I've never felt safer in a motor vehicle. ---

Not quite true...at least 2 and probably even more. This was just a quick search:

http://www.news.com.au/national/audi...-1225753879448

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2007/09...a8-cut-in.html

YouTube - AUDI A8 CRASH!!! audi a8 crash compilation! bad ... - 12:53pm
Feb 18, 2010 ... Added to queue Audi A8 Fatal Crash on public road ... Added to queue Crash Test Teroson Audi A8 in 3Dby 2000AMG5224 views 0:20. Add to ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oWyaPyZOtQ - Cached

And check this out: Survived, but what a mess!

http://forums.quattroworld.com/a8/msgs/38695.phtml
 

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Old 12-25-2010, 01:50 AM
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Yeah that guy is talking out of his behind, no car is bullet proof, but the A8 is definately one of the safest, especially the D3. It even has airbags for your knee caps!
 

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Old 12-26-2010, 06:32 PM
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That's what happens when everybody tries to be "The Transporter"...
 
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The first link appeared to be an A6?


Originally Posted by silverd2 View Post
--- EDIT: Just actually read the articles, so maybe just 1 for sure out of these...who knows worldwide(?). But I will say that with it's construction, road manners, ESP and cocoon of airbags, I've never felt safer in a motor vehicle. ---

Not quite true...at least 2 and probably even more. This was just a quick search:

http://www.news.com.au/national/audi...-1225753879448

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2007/09...a8-cut-in.html

YouTube - AUDI A8 CRASH!!! audi a8 crash compilation! bad ... - 12:53pm
Feb 18, 2010 ... Added to queue Audi A8 Fatal Crash on public road ... Added to queue Crash Test Teroson Audi A8 in 3Dby 2000AMG5224 views 0:20. Add to ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oWyaPyZOtQ - Cached

And check this out: Survived, but what a mess!

http://forums.quattroworld.com/a8/msgs/38695.phtml
 
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:23 PM
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You are correct. I'm ashamed I didn't notice the telltale black panel around the license plate right away...just read the article, but didn't pay much attention to the photo. Bad news reporting.
 
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