BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: 1996 W210 E320 ELEGANCE, 1972 W108 280SE 3.5, 1969 W108 280S, 1971 300SEL 3.5
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I remember this add on TV when I was a kid, Mercedes would park the car in the dealership showrooms and at the Melbourne and Sydney International Motorshow (Autoshow) with a list of the safety that came into effect. The car was a pre air bag car and MB aust gave the family a new car as a replacement, this was when the W126 was first released.
When the A class was released, it was a slow seller as people didnt trust the size of the car and the fact that it had plastic fenders, MB Aust did the same thing when a woman wrote in saying how lucky she was when she was in a bad accident with her kids amd how the car saved them, so MB Aust promtly gave her a new replacment car and toured the car to various showrooms around the country and Autoshows.