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Brilliance DOES Produce Safe Cars After All

 Brilliance DOES Produce Safe Cars After All
Crashed Brillaince BS4

Real Life Crash acts as proof

Last year the Brilliance BS6 premium sedan failed German crash tests at 40 mph miserably, with the released pictures showing a quite scary possible scenario leaving a major dent the reputation of the Chinese automaker. However a recent real life experience of a Brilliance BS4 owner could help change that opinion.

Whilst travelling at 100km/h the BS4 driver lost control of the vehicle as it crashed through a barrier flying down into a ditch, rolling two times before it hit a pile of dirt and landed again. Despite Brilliance' reputation for producing unsafe cars, the driver escaped with only minor bruising where his seat belt pulled against his waist.

Unsurprisingly the car has been totalled, leaving the owner to fight it out with the insurance company.

Source: China car times via carscoop
Published May 6, 2008 9:32 am By Clinton Deacon
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 unknownuser unknownuser
Really lucky driver....
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May 10, 2008 7:23 pm
 unknownuser unknownuser
I imagine a BMW would roll a couple times if it flew into a ditch at 60mph too.
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May 8, 2008 5:11 am
 christo-mckee christo-mckee
btw anyone noticed the crash was caused not by other cars or anything.... but the inner casing of the wheel which completly snaped off the wheel fixation by the disk brake!!! thats sign of poor quality of materials used to make those wheels!!!!! not cool.
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May 7, 2008 11:16 pm
 BabyMilo BabyMilo
thnk god i wasnt in that car! i would be dead, CHINA FIX UR CARS!
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May 7, 2008 12:44 am
 stillthewhizz stillthewhizz
It isn't that safe. Look at the safety cell, that is supposed to stay in tact. It looks thoroughly bent to me.
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May 6, 2008 8:40 pm
 wisp wisp
The point is is simple as Mercedes learnt the hard way back in the late 90's in South Africa. They went on air "blah blah blah safest best engineered car in the world crashed 100feet down at Chapmans peak and hey pristo the driver walked out of the crash". BMW crashed this advert by using the recently launced 5 series with the saying "WHY NOT SIMPLY BUY A CAR THAT MANAGES BENDS" or something like that. This advert to date is still looked at as one of the best aggressive direct attack adverts and it worked coz that 5 series was worlds ahead and better engineered than the 'diving Merc'. Emphasis should be on drivability of a car coz then the car would aid the driver to avoid such an accident. Prevention is way better than cure.
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May 6, 2008 8:33 pm
 Spyshot-73 Spyshot-73
If we all stop buying chinese goods then they would have to sell decent things in the end , And you are right about the NCAP 5 star ratings .
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May 6, 2008 6:49 pm
 Driftzwerg Driftzwerg
Are you serious? The car collapsed, you can see that easily. This is nowhere safe. I don't wanna start china bashing, but calling that safe... I am glad for the driver, but it was just luck. The Chinese will learn fast from theit mistakes, till then you a better of with a 5 Star NCap car.
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May 6, 2008 4:42 pm
 autoque autoque
A real safe car would've intervened with an active safety system so as to keep the car stable even if the driver loses control of it. It's a sedan, not an SUV; no need to roll two times before hittin the ditch. In any case, they are taking a positive step toward safer cars...albeit slowly.
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May 6, 2008 4:18 pm