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120mph crash on AutoBahn in Mercedes. Driver walks away!

hey guys I found this video today and I wanted to know what you guys think....


Mercedes Crashes on Autobahn



what other cars do you think you can flip over at 120mph and walk away? This is a testament to the high quality of German automobiles.... I wouldn't wanna be in a Chevy or Hyundai......Lexus, maybe.....
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Sometimes you get lucky. A guy in an RS6 walked away from this! ( Holy Crap, He Walked Away With Barely a Scratch: Audi RS6 Crash )

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I voted for Mercedes Benz but all the big German cars are safe, ie Benz BMW Audi. Please be careful how you drive them or you could hurt an innocent passer by. And I should know how safe they are, I fix em after the event.

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This video is like 20 years old.

I wouldn't choose a manufacturer to be in, I would choose a specific car. For instance, I would rather be in a C300 than an IS250 but the IS250 is better than, say, my car.
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The clip in the link is US propaganda use of the autobahn footage.
The comments don't hesitate to lie "roof was ripen off" while hiding the fact that it is (was) convertible. The footage has several topics on this forum already.
"Did the driver really had to go that fast?" I hear US government behind it.
If you take top models from all manufacturers, they all have lot of safety features. Take Saab, Citroen, Peugeot.
Than I just read topic on Ford forum that new $60k pickups don't have brake pads sensors nor wear indicators.
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Sometimes you get lucky. A guy in an RS6 walked away from this! ( Holy Crap, He Walked Away With Barely a Scratch: Audi RS6 Crash )

Well if the driver survivied...everyone else died. There is nothing left of the rest of the car.
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Well if the driver survivied...everyone else died. There is nothing left of the rest of the car.
In this case, there was only a driver. But that's my point exactly. At best, a well-designed car is going to minimize your chances of getting hurt or worse, but there is only so much it can do. If you get lucky, you will walk away.

That said, I'd rather be in a big body German car than a Daewoo.
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ahmen...I hear you.
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