AIRBAG PUZ­ZLE

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Readers Write -

I AM­close to buy­ing a new car and am de­cid­ing be­tween the Skoda Oc­tavia Am­bi­ente and Scout mod­els in diesel wag­ons.

I have no­ticed in the com­mer­cials on TV the need for cur­tain airbags in ve­hi­cles. As the Skoda mod­els in ques­tion do not have cur­tain airbags or side airbags in the back of the ve­hi­cle, my ques­tion is: How crit­i­cal are cur­tain airbags?

I’m mostly think­ing of my daugh­ter in the back seat. If the need for them is crit­i­cal, I will con­sider other ve­hi­cles.

Shane, email

MAX­I­MUM safety should be a top pri­or­ity for any car pur­chase, and cur­tain airbags do make a dif­fer­ence in the back seat. Skoda’s press in­for­ma­tion says its Oc­tavia and Scout wag­ons have six airbags, and that in­cludes the side cur­tains.

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