Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: Volvo 940GLE, GMC Suburban, Infiniti I30, Toyota Prius, VW GTI, MB SLK350, Lexus IS250
Location: San Jose, CA
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Good for you and that is why people say these older cars are built like tanks. My Suburban was hit on the bumper while parked, all was left was a pile of plastic and the car was untouched.
I saw a W210 in the body shop when it first came out. The bumper backing piece under the skin was made of EPS (expanded polystyrene), same material used for disposable coffee cup. I was surprised at the time but today nearly all cars bumper are made this way. They provide energy absorption and are light.
So cars are not made like tanks anymore including MB and yet more people walk away from crashes unharmed.