Date registered: May 2003
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RE: Funny Crash
That's not uncommon. Really, it even happens with newer trucks.
I have a friend with a black '89 300SE. He was rear-ended by a 2000 Chevy half-ton. No damage to the W126, but the trucks frontal fascia was mangled.
Part of the fact of the matter is those oversized bumpers matched to your car. Be careful, if you hit one of these newer machines yourself, you might total their car, while your car doesn't receive so much as a scratch.
My mom accidentally backed into my sister's 260E and hit the quarter panel. Not the crush zone, mind you. The freakin 260E had LESS damage than the '95 E320 wagon that my mom used as a projectile! The E320 needed a new bumper assembly. The impact strip was destroyed as well. Big $$$$. My sister's car got a little crease in the lower area of the quarter panel and a small scratch, right inbetween the wheel arch and the back left door. She didn't even notice it. [:p]
The old Benzes are called "panzerwagens" for a reason!