6.2AMG - even without a specific NHSTA guideline, manufacturers are obligated to foresee design faults. This one was a given, since one non-qualified person predicted it in less than 2-seconds. A crash test result demonstrating that a decade of 2, MB models don't meet FMVSS208 will result in tens of thousands of lawsuits against MB. MB can acknowledge this simple issue, address it, and then lobby a rule change taking credit for spearheading it without me. That'll be the difference between harmful publication and beneficial publication for MB. 250,000 employees depend on revenue. Revenue that has dropped from $160B to $80B over the past 5-years. Negative publicity results in lost revenue. Technically, I shouldn't stop until a recall is made. It'll be interested to see what the crash test results depict, and to experience how MB will respond.
Dropnosky - it's become too difficult to achieve a comprehensie discussion with you so I have to pass. So you know - NO seat hinge broke here. And regardless of what happened with seatbelts or rear seat passengers, none of your explanations justify the holdup of the airbag deployment. Unless you're indicating we blew thru 2-airbags....(which is not noted in the vehicle inspection report). Your statements are a summary of your pre-judgments. Please try to govern your thoughts, step back without pride and ego, and attempt objective thought before speaking. The reason why I'm going to blow $50k on crashing a MB vehicle is so I don't need to discuss the "he said, she said", which turn who passed who, past records and everything else under the sun besides what happened at the moment of impact. It's so much easier when test results do all the talking for you and will be worth every penny. That's going to be all the proof I need.
So basically, to sum up, your argument is so weak that you cannot even present a comprehensive slam dunk issue of fault in 13 pages of thread? You are going to walk away, having convinced no one of anything? That doesn't sound like the guy who is willing to spend $50K trying to prove his point!
Im amused how my statements are now a summary of prejudgments in your eyes. I arrived at these judgments reading what YOU wrote, and analyzing YOUR evidence for myself after wading through your emotional clap trap and endless disgusting self promotion throughout this thread.
Initially, I felt sorrow for your situation, and certainly for those that died, especially the limo driver who is entirely a victim here, as you are. But throughout this thread you have tried to to back up an entirely unconvincing chain of illogical events with A. naked attempts to gather pity, and B. pompous arrogance and condescension, WITHOUT convincingly responding to the MANY, MANY direct questions.
When you strip away those disgusting issues, unfortunately for you, there is not much of a case. Just a bitter guy who wants someone to blame, and this is the best he can do. For that, I DO pity you.
Your last words are important-
It's so much easier when test results do all the talking for you and will be worth every penny. That's going to be all the proof I need.
Correct, this begs the question, why start this completely unsubstantiated thread then? GET some evidence, DO your tests, THEN post this thread.