Friday, October 14, 2005

Once, there was this kid who, got into an accident and couldn't come to school...

The Chinese march continues...

A new 4WD built by the Chinese company JiangLing has gone on sale in Europe. But there are some warnings coming from ADAC, the German automobile club.
The first Chinese car to be sold in Europe has scored zero — the worst-ever score — in safety tests.
The two-ton 4x4 scored zero stars in crash tests last week by the ADAC, the German automobile club, which carries out tests for Euro NCAP. “It had a catastrophic result,” said a spokesman for the ADAC. “In our 20-year history no car has performed as badly.”

What a glowing review that is...
Testers calculated that a driver would be unlikely to survive a head-on collision at 40mph, and in a side-on collision at 30mph the driver would suffer severe head and chest injuries due to a lack of side protection.

I think that anyone considering purchasing one of these things needs their head examined. Maybe the ownership of these 4WDs could become an extreme sport. Instead of everytime you perform a BASE jump you risk your life, every time you drive to work, you risk your life. It probably handles like a bucket of snot so the excitement might not be there...

1 comment:

James said...

The irony of German testing and no car ever scoring 0 is that this is the place where Trabants were once sold :)