You have no idea ~
They sideswiped the same car leaving some body damage and a 4" black rubber bumper mark it took me a whole day to rub out of the paint , I guess I'm lucky as they next backed into it with a truck , just barely clearing my European Bumpers , and stopped *just* before destroying my original glass European head lights
They also side swiped both of my trucks , one twice , never said boo , just drove off into the night leaving broken mirrors on the street....
I hate street parking .
I try to keep my rides in good shape so I can hop in any of them at a moment's notice and go anywhere ~ two years ago @ 0-Dark:30 I went to hop into my '59 Metropolitan Nash Fixed Head Coupe for a three day road rally up North , to discover the fuel tank had split overnight , so I checked the oil & tires in my battered old 1969 Chevy C/10 pickup truck with it's clapped out and oil burning 250 C.I.D. InLine 6 cylinder engine and roared off ~ I was able to mostly keep ahead of the guys in their Sports Cars and went fast enough that a local called the Cops on me ~ they didn't catch up until I'd pulled over to P. on a bush , the Cop slid to a stop and looked at my old truck , me leaning on my cane and asked me if I'd seen another old green pickup truck driving the back roads too fast .
That time I went fast enough to break a shock mount and rip the rusty old cab off the frame , oops .
it *was* lots of fun though
Agreed , if you like to drive hard and economy is as important as safety , Mercedes gets the nod .
I don't have any pix of the 240D on this 'puter , maybe I'll find them elsewhere and post later .