|15th May 2008, 00:26||#76|
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First of all, welcome to team-BHP, Tejas. We're a jolly bunch usually.
You shouldn't negate a safety system like airbags just because a product you sell doesn't have it.
Wearing seatbelts has become mandatory today and if someone has an airbag in their car and they know of it(mostly,they do), they would have been instructed during delivery or when they go through the user's manual.
Yes, there have been injuries due to airbags when the occupants don't wear seat belts. But, have hyundai(or any car manufacturer, for the matter) decided hence to not provide airbags in any of their cars? The answer is NO.
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|15th May 2008, 00:36||#77|
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|15th May 2008, 00:49||#79|
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Interesting stories aaggoswami.
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|29th May 2012, 11:51||#80|
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Lengths that dealerships go to.- Hilarious discussion at Chevy, Bhopal.
I was amazed at what lengths the sales persons at car dealerships go to, in order to ensure a sale. I accompanied a friend and his family who wanted to book a new hatchback. We landed up at the Chevrolet dealership at Bhopal to consider the Beat petrol. After consideration it was decided that we will opt for the top model. On enquiry we were told that the safety features like ABS and airbags were available as an ad-on package which also included alloys. Since safety was a priority, we insisted on this model. However, the dealership did not have this in stock and then began the sales lady's pitch on the model in stock.
First she told us that the safety features are really not required, as the airbags are of no use in the city and would not inflate if you manage to 'bunch' with a bike or an auto. After this lesson in vocabulary, we told her that the car would be driven on the highway too. She then informed us that the airbags are a pain in any case as you would need to regularly check their air pressure in order for them to be effective in an emergency. I was shell-shocked and my friend tells me that my jaw dropped. I mumbled something about nitrogen and not air in air bags but she would have none of it from an ignorant customer.
With an air of superiority she proceeded to drive home the final nail by saying that the alloy wheels would be very heavy in comparison and would not only increase steering effort but would reduce the mileage. When I summoned courage to tell her that its the opposite in fact, she merely ignored me.
We walked out of the dealership much enlightened.
Will someone please tell me how do I check the air pressure in the airbags in my Corolla and Scorpio ??
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