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Date registered: Aug 2006
Location: Richmond Illinois
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What happened to Princess Diana is a tragedy and a great loss, God Rest her Soul. Placing blame on the S280 is not really relevant, her life may have been spared with all manner of slight variants to the crash. Perhaps if they were traveling at lesser speed. Perhaps if she had been wearing a seat belt. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.
I come from a long line of Mercedes owners. We have owned mercedes each decade from 1940 on. (and we still have a fair amount of those cars still in working order!)
My husband, and father in law both walked away from crashes in their Mercedes that would have surely ended in death had they been in cars of other makes. This past winter, my father in law, an elderly man in poor health, hit a patch of ice at a fairly high rate of speed and wrapped his S 280 around a tree on a country road. Not a scratch on him aside from some eye irritation due to the powder in the air bag. His eyeglasses were not broken. The car was totaled, and looked much like the S 280 after the Princess Diana crash. Many parts were perfectly salvageable. And he walked away from it.
My next purchase will be the 2007 Mercedes GL class. When my children beginning driving, they will have Mercedes. I wouldn't feel comfortable with them in anything less. That's exactly what it any other car is-less.