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Date registered: Aug 2007
Vehicle: 1991 SL500 & 1951 Willy's CJ3a
Location: Laguna Niguel, CA
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ML320 - 55 MPH Frontal Collision
My girlfriend and I were driving my dad's 1999 ML320 down the freeway when somebody up ahead spun out and stopped dead in my lane. There was a guy next to me, and a wall on my other side, so I just had to slam on the brakes and hope for the best.
We were going about 70, and by the time we hit the other car, we were (according to the insurance companies) going approximately 55 MPH.
We slammed right into the the other car's engine compartment (they were facing our 4 O clock), and utterly destroyed their car (Ford Escort or similar). It threw their car about 10-15 feet, and our ML320 grinded to a halt.
To our surprise, at a 55 MPH frontal collision, the car was only smashed in to the block, but didn't touch the block. The glass didn't break, and the airbags didn't deploy, and we were perfectly OK; just a little sore around the seatbelt areas.
I found out afterwards that the ML320 was the safest SUV in its class, and had we been in another car, such as an expedition, we could have had the dash in our laps. Anyways, just thought I'd share, the ML320 is definetly a SAFE car (and pretty darn quick to!).
Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters
Last edited by iamsuperchris; 08-30-2007 at 06:00 PM.