My hats are off to you, for being a newbie and then jump directly to this forum and promote Volvo
However, your "Volvo have been doing this for many many years and have pioneered lots of safety implementations. Every car is stress tested under a variety of conditions, if a car crashes Volvo demand the data so they can analyze the results and determine how to improve" is seems what Mercedes-Benz had pioneered way before your Volvo done this, and to tell you the truth I'd say that Volvo had lose its characteristic as a safe and luxury car. At least in those S90,S40, and other S-Class.
Oh, this is what I mean......
Thanks I always like to try and make an entrance [:D]
I agree completely Mercedes have pioneered some great safety features, although Volvo have the widely acknowledged most advanced safety testing centre, it must be used for something [;)]
What a horrible looking car [:0]
Calm down, not come here to cause grief just trying to tell you there are reason's why other manufacturers are in business.
Actually I am only a prospective SLK buyer.
So your telling me you have no impartial judgement, you blindly follow Mercedes Benz....there marketing department will love you [;)]
Seriously though both manufacturers are safe I only wanted to say there are other cars out there just as safe if not safer.
Sorry to have upset anybody just sharing an opinion, will go back to my SLK browsing now.