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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-05-2006, 08:11 PM
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Mine are..........Until I get behind the wheel.

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About as safe as I can get with out buying a tank or a bus ...mmmm now theres an idea

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post #23 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 04:16 PM
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A Honda Civic ran under my G-Wagen bumper. Punched out his radiator. My license plate frame was bent. Now I have a little Honda emblem on my driver's door.
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Many years ago, I offset punched a tree doing about 130kph in my first car, a W111, 220 SEb.

Almost every panel except the rear drivers side passenger door was damaged.

The passenger compartment was intact.

Yes, I had a seat belt on - but this was long before airbags or anything else. But the MB had been using the passenger safety cell since the late 50's.

In a lesser car, I am sure I would not have been able to open the door and walk away.

Hoping I don't jinx myself but that was my first and only accident.



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Actually, I think the 126/123 were the only cars produced at the time where the drivers seat would not go through the back window when a car driving 60mph hits you at a dead stop from behind.
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I think my w123 is one of the safest cars on the road.

'79 280CE with 226,000 miles
'76 240D 4 speed with 190,000
'85 300D Turbo with 266,000 miles

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"83 300D with 174,000 miles

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Originally Posted by benz420
You're comparing older MB S-classes to newer MB S-classes. Both were pinnacles of safety in their day. Either way, no matter what S-class i'm in, i think i'm gonna feel bad for the other driver.
Not TOObad, of course
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Safe cars one and all !!
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my mum wrecked my 126 once, 5 car pile up @ about 40-50mph... rear bumper was barely dented & scratched, hood and fenders were scrunched in about an inch... no damage to the engine or radiator i believe

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Originally Posted by Gert
Safe cars one and all !!
The picture of the red E-class is quite discouraging... It must have taken quite a hit...

92% of all people suck at math. I am a part of the 9% who don't.

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