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post #91 of 95 (permalink) Old 03-19-2007, 10:56 PM
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I'd go for Merc! Talking about safety, it still depends on the care and maintenance. Both are concerned about safety. Volvo is not even as famous as Mercs is.
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Mercedes over Volvo

I would have to say Mercedes. You get the qulaity of the materials and Style of the Mercedes with the safety.

The Mercedes give you the ultimate package of an automobile. Known the world over as one of the most prestigious cars on the road and the safest.

Do you want to say I drive a Volvo or

I drive a Mercedes Benz!

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post #93 of 95 (permalink) Old 04-24-2007, 10:25 AM
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I do not know what car is safer. My wife and kids do a lot of driving to school, sports etc. She has always had a Volvo wagon until last week when we picked up a C320 wagon. What I do know is that I will not put my family in an American car and I'm not crazy about the safety of most Japanese cars. I trust the European cars with the lives of my family. That being said, it does not matter to me, Volvo or Mercedes, Its what ever looks better to my wife.

Mercedes won last week!!

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mercedes is always the pioneer and sorry for the word fuck to volvo if anybody just think its safer than mercedes
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Volvo and Mercedes made, in my experience restoring both, equally safe automobiles until the 1990's. Mercedes produced larger vehicles during that time, so more Mercedes examples could be said to be safer, but models of equal size had similar safety features, used similar gauge steel, and were generally comparable in terms of crash readiness. Mercedes has always had the edge, in my mind, due to the S-class, a car which is inherently likely to be safer simply due to it's size. You do not need much knowledge in the area of physics to realize that, when two objects collide, the one with the higher mass has the advantage. The W126 had less safety features than a new Mini, but ram them head-on into one another, and let's just say I'd prefer to be seated in the W126.

As far as modern cars, I don't touch 'em, so I really can't say. I'd rather drive my recently deceased 1967 Volvo 1800S than any new Mercedes model, unless of course someone felt generous and gave me a production Ocean Drive for free!

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