Subaru five-star safety; Cars pass stiff tests.
The newcomers have been awarded the best-ever,fivestar crash worthiness ratings by the Australian new car assessment programme backed by all of the country's motoring organisations and statutory transport bodies.
The Subarus were subjected to a frontal offset crash at 40mph, side impact test at 31mphand pedestrian test. The pedestrian test indicates likely injuries to a person hit by a vehicle when travelling at 25mph.
Legacy and Outback models equipped with side and curtain air bags achieved ANCAP's highest recorded five-star points tally at 35.52 out of a 37 maximum.
Even models without side and curtain air bags achieved a five-star status, which is claimed to be a world-first.
Badged as the Liberty in Australia, the Legacy and Outback also achieved a three-star pedestrian safety result.
The latest all wheel -driveLegacy is Car of the Year in its native Japan.
A NEW ale called Highway Robbery is being produced by a northern brewer after his brushes with speed cameras Dave Roberts, boss of the Northumberland Brewery, reckons he has been mugged by roadside cameras.
So he has produced a new beer, with the pump crest showing a speed camera in Dick Turpin guise complete with eye patches.
Mr Roberts said: ``This is my small protest against unnecessary roadside mugging machines.''
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|Publication:||Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Apr 23, 2004|
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