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A couple of months ago I went to pick up my kids at school and was stopped infront waiting in the 'pick-up' lane. Traffic is traveling at 50 mph, but is suppose to slow down to 25 mph; 3 lanes of traffic. A 95 Mustang hits my rear end at 45 mph; the only reason I know is that the car was crushed to where I could make out the 'stang on the tail lid. The 3 week old E sustained major rear end damage. I heard the tires scream just before impact. The belts tightend so much I could not move or breath. A voice came on from Tel-Aid and said rescue units were being dispatched. There was a very loud 'hollow' sound as the baffles in the rear took the force of impact. I felt a slight bump.
I exited the car with only the scratch of the belts across my chest because they were so tight. 4 months later I got the car back and it cost $30K to fix it. I will always own a Mercedes just based on this. Safety comes at a price and this was well worth it.
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I'm half suprised the car wasn't totalled. Gotta love the safety of the cars. Glad to hear all ended well, I assume the driver of the mustang is also alive?
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I was surprised to, but I guess since it was only 3 weeks old, they decided to repair it. The other driver, young guy and his wife, were both high. The cop though had other things to worry about, since it was end of shift and he was the only guy there on a busy street. They both walked away, but suffered some bruises. I thought they were on coke or meth, from their actions, but last seen they were walking up the street.
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I'm concerned. $30K to fix is NOT minor. At 3 weeks, I would think they'd give you a new car. My concern is that the car may not be structurally capable of taking another hit like the one you just had. I wonder if they over charged your insurance company to fix it, or if they have compromised the structural integrity of the vehicle. You wouldn't want to learn about substandard repair practices in a future accident.
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Amazing.

That alone is worth forking out the money for a Mercedes, even if you don't care about the good looks, speed, status symbol, and all the other phenomenal aspects of all things Benz.
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Your lucky to be OK but with a hit like that I'm amazed the car wasn't a write off.

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Glad you're ok.


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A couple of months ago I went to pick up my kids at school and was stopped infront waiting in the 'pick-up' lane. Traffic is traveling at 50 mph, but is suppose to slow down to 25 mph; 3 lanes of traffic. A 95 Mustang hits my rear end at 45 mph; the only reason I know is that the car was crushed to where I could make out the 'stang on the tail lid. The 3 week old E sustained major rear end damage. I heard the tires scream just before impact. The belts tightend so much I could not move or breath. A voice came on from Tel-Aid and said rescue units were being dispatched. There was a very loud 'hollow' sound as the baffles in the rear took the force of impact. I felt a slight bump.
I exited the car with only the scratch of the belts across my chest because they were so tight. 4 months later I got the car back and it cost $30K to fix it. I will always own a Mercedes just based on this. Safety comes at a price and this was well worth it.
i always value safty over money, that's why i have a benz, and a land rover
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Hello....New in this forum...Safety is a must...I'm not a rich man, but I cherish my XC70 '02 Volovo and my B200T...for that reason among others... Glad you are OK.
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