Date registered: Sep 2003
Vehicle: 93 300SE, 07 BMW 328i Coupe, 01 GSX-R1000
Location: Ontario, Canada
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RE: Safest cars around
A couple months ago, we bought a '93 300SE with on 20000 miles! We had bought it with a little bit of rear end damage (to trunk lid, bumper, and right quarter panel), but we got it all fixed up and looking as good as new.
The day after we got the car out of the shop, I was taking the car to the dealer to get the stereo programmed. Well, my luck caused me to get rear ended! Unbelieveable!
Anyways, this happened at a red light. The Pathfinder in front of me stopped, so I stopped, and the Windstar behind me stopped; however, the caravan behind the Windstar slammed into it at about 60 mph, which pushed the Windstar into the back of my Benz, which pushed the Benz into the back of the Pathfinder. I hardly felt the bump! The two minivans behind me were a mess and were written off, but my Benz was fixed for $14000CAN (mainly due to the high cost of hood, front bumper, grille assembly). The Pathfinder wasn't really damaged because I hit the spare tire on it's ack hatch.
Let it be known that I was the ONLY person involved in this accident not to file any Bodily Injury claims with the Insurance companies, and there were 10 people involved in the accident! Even the passengers in the Pathfinder in front of me claimed injuries, and I took most of the impact before them!
I love the Mercedes . . . it is such a safe machine!