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post #81 of 95 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 11:28 AM
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All rightie then... talk to the local INS guys, sell your stuff, fill out some paperwork and don't forget your money. Welcome!

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Ha ha, I'll need to buy some LHD cars then, won't I?

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Ha ha, I'll need to buy some LHD cars then, won't I?
that helps... an 80's Hi-Lux for the commute and a Benz for all the other trips[8D].

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Ha ha, I'll need to buy some LHD cars then, won't I?
that helps... an 80's Hi-Lux for the commute and a Benz for all the other trips[8D].

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Maybe you think volvos are safer because the ad of the volvo being dropped on its roof and not breaking up, stays in your subconscious. BUT.. Be aware that the Volvos used in those ads had EXTRA TOUGH reinforcing welded in to fool you. So forget the safety part. Benz and volvo much the same. Reliability, they are both today a liability, as they have become computerised transporters, not cars as we knew them in the 'older days'. I bought a brand new volvo in 1970, ran up 60,000 miles and when I sold it the guy asked... Is this a new car? Never landed it on the roof though for testing.
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Bullshit.

The only time they ever added a reinforcement was the Volvo 240 driven over by a Monster Truck ad, and it was a 2x4 brace the stop the windshield from cracking.

When they stacked the 8 Volvo 240s (they were flood damaged cars) a guy wire system was used to stop the stack from falling over since the cars were only separated by 2 pieces of 1 in plywood.

The Volvo driven off the roof was a stock model with no mods except the addition of the remote control system to steer and accellerate the car.

MB is as good a car. Safety has been paramout with BOTH firms and they have willingly SHARED data.

The problem is BOTH are now owned or controlled by consortiums that are bean counters NOT car builders and the result is a compromise at the least.
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Volvo's are rubbish. OK maybe they are strong, but the strongest car in the world is a W140 S-Class, and the safest car in the USA is a W211 E-Class. Mercedes are the first car manufacturer to have introduced air bags, ESP (electronic stabilty program), 3 point seatbelt systems, etc. Even in 1921 Mercedes had a reputation for the safest and strongest car.

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I'm a Mercedes person all the way, but I know Volvo designed the 3 point seat belt, so wouldn't they have implimented it first?

In my mind there's nothing safer than a W124. Fifth Gear in England drove a monster truck over it without any changes and it lived and turned on as normal and even drove off with broken tires and axels.

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Volvo's are rubbish. OK maybe they are strong, but the strongest car in the world is a W140 S-Class, and the safest car in the USA is a W211 E-Class. Mercedes are the first car manufacturer to have introduced air bags, ESP (electronic stabilty program), 3 point seatbelt systems, etc. Even in 1921 Mercedes had a reputation for the safest and strongest car.

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The most rigid or strongest Mercedes mass-produced ever made is most obviously the W126 S-Class. That's just plain fact.

Take into account the multiple accident photos and captions posted online. Peruse the scrapyards in your area. Look around, the evidence is there.

That's not always a great thing. They do not absorb as much energy as the newer models. But at least the safety cell will never be compromised under just about any circumstance.
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