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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by bsdk1960 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:01 pm

I know this TIT but interresting anyway,I know a few in DK who owns one of these and it is a stunning ride.

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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by VincentD » Tue May 01, 2018 10:20 am

Yes, it is a nice car. But with all the automated safety kit installed, there is a lot more to go wrong. And when it does, perhaps without warning, there is a higher possibility of an accident waiting to happen. Complacency and dependence on automated systems should not be the norm.
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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by Dannie Boy » Tue May 01, 2018 10:55 am

VincentD wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 10:20 am
Yes, it is a nice car. But with all the automated safety kit installed, there is a lot more to go wrong. And when it does, perhaps without warning, there is a higher possibility of an accident waiting to happen. Complacency and dependence on automated systems should not be the norm.
The best safety imo is getting a safe and qualified person behind the wheel.
Surely the fact that not one person has been killed in one since 2002, suggests that the safety kit is fairly reliable and the vehicle itself is fundamentally safe - of course a reckless driver could distort the figures, but I imagine that fairly responsible drivers in the main buy Volvo cars, not reckless ones.

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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by HHTel » Tue May 01, 2018 3:54 pm

They used to say "If you can't drive, get a Volvo". They've always had the emphasis on safety. Let's face it, they don't have anything else to shout about.

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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by PeteC » Wed May 02, 2018 4:18 am

The new Volvo SUV's are not bad looking vehicles. The XC60 runs about 3 million Baht. The XC40 isn't available here yet but is coming. Pricing unknown. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by Ginjaninja » Wed May 02, 2018 8:37 am

It's a shame there is no Volvo dealership locally, Bangkok is the nearest..
Would have liked to test-drive one. Volvo was scored off the list due to this and also the XC90 which is the model that suited us best was about twice our budget.
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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by Nereus » Wed May 02, 2018 9:42 am

Everest getting picked-up Friday.
The new Everest is a much improved looking car. I just hope that you do not have the same treatment from the local dealer that Big Boy endured. :cheers:
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Post by Ginjaninja » Wed May 02, 2018 9:46 am

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Post by Big Boy » Wed May 02, 2018 9:48 am

In Ford's defence, my treatment was attrocious, but they have really sorted themselves out now. My bad treatment was 3 years ago, and I can't fault them since. If I wasn't such a miserable git, I'd even say I was happy with them now :twisted:
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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by PeteC » Wed May 02, 2018 12:07 pm

Ginjaninja wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 8:37 am
It's a shame there is no Volvo dealership locally, Bangkok is the nearest..
Would have liked to test-drive one. Volvo was scored off the list due to this and also the XC90 which is the model that suited us best was about twice our budget.
Everest getting picked-up Friday.
:cheers:
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Yes, I forgot an image of the XC90 which is below. The photo with the man standing puts into some perspective that it is pretty big. I sat in one at mall a year or so ago and it's a bit bigger than I would be comfortable with on Thai urban roads. The rounded style remains similar to what the XC60 looked like prior to the new 2018 model release. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by STEVE G » Wed May 02, 2018 2:49 pm

Volvo promises deathproof cars by 2020

Volvo has made a shocking pledge: By 2020, no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car or SUV.
http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/20/luxury/ ... index.html

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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by Big Boy » Thu May 03, 2018 6:02 pm

Dannie Boy wrote:
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I drive a Pajero Sport so I am somewhat biased, but it does have better safety functions than most of the 4x4 type vehicles. My wife doesn’t like driving it though as she finds it too big - I really like it though and appreciate the built-in safety features although I hope never to have to put them to the test. Unless money is no object (in which case I would recommend a Volvo), I’m sure the Pajero would be a good choice.
Before DB goes on the defensive, I am not saying the Pajero is a bad car.

I've just got to say, for a big car, the Pajero is hideously small for me. I had a brand new one turn up as a taxi for me a couple of nights ago, and it took several minutes to get me in.

Before I moved to Thailand, I fell in love with the look of the Mitsubishi pick-up, and had promised myself one. I'd basically discounted the Isuzu and Mazda at the showrooms because I'd promised myself the Mitsubishi. When I got to the showroom, I couldn't easily get in. Once I was in (think Prince Charming trying to get the Ugly Sisters into a glass slipper), there was no way I could have driven very far - it was so uncomfortable for me. I'm afraid the Pajero would present exactly the same problems.

OK, I'm a little on the large side, and I know the OP would not have the same difficulties. Volvos used to present similar problems for me in the UK.

I'm afraid with even the slightest knock in a Pajero, they'd have to get me out with a tin opener.

I'm fine in much smaller cars, including the Mazda 2 and Vios. It's just something about Mitsubishi that I can't cope with. Another stange one in the UK was Ford. I could drive Fiestas to Mondeos, but as soon as you gave me a Scorpio, I didn't fit. I was a hire car company's nightmare.
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Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Post by Dannie Boy » Thu May 03, 2018 6:17 pm

Big Boy wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 6:02 pm
Dannie Boy wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:50 pm
I drive a Pajero Sport so I am somewhat biased, but it does have better safety functions than most of the 4x4 type vehicles. My wife doesn’t like driving it though as she finds it too big - I really like it though and appreciate the built-in safety features although I hope never to have to put them to the test. Unless money is no object (in which case I would recommend a Volvo), I’m sure the Pajero would be a good choice.
Before DB goes on the defensive, I am not saying the Pajero is a bad car.

I've just got to say, for a big car, the Pajero is hideously small for me. I had a brand new one turn up as a taxi for me a couple of nights ago, and it took several minutes to get me in.

Before I moved to Thailand, I fell in love with the look of the Mitsubishi pick-up, and had promised myself one. I'd basically discounted the Isuzu and Mazda at the showrooms because I'd promised myself the Mitsubishi. When I got to the showroom, I couldn't easily get in. Once I was in (think Prince Charming trying to get the Ugly Sisters into a glass slipper), there was no way I could have driven very far - it was so uncomfortable for me. I'm afraid the Pajero would present exactly the same problems.

OK, I'm a little on the large side, and I know the OP would not have the same difficulties. Volvos used to present similar problems for me in the UK.

I'm afraid with even the slightest knock in a Pajero, they'd have to get me out with a tin opener.

I'm fine in much smaller cars, including the Mazda 2 and Vios. It's just something about Mitsubishi that I can't cope with. Another stange one in the UK was Ford. I could drive Fiestas to Mondeos, but as soon as you gave me a Scorpio, I didn't fit. I was a hire car company's nightmare.
I thought I had to reply BB but not in a particularly defensive manner, as I would agree that the Pajero Sport is not that big inside - ok it’s fine for me at 5’ 9” and 84 kg but I could imagine why you would have great difficulty fitting into one (no disrespect intended). I’ve not sat in a Ford Everest to compare, but the Pajero is definitely narrower than most of its competitors - having said that, I find it quite comfortable to drive. :cheers:

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