BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: European 1974 350SLC ,'78 300CD& '80 300CD sold , '81 240D SWMBO's Car '84 300CD & Euro
Location: Sunny So. Cal.
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Volvo has a reputation for safety yes but I'm in the junkyard a lot so I get to see how Mercedes fare in serious accidents , they're much better than most realize .
The passenger compartment stays intact even in side hits and I'm talking about all Mercedes , not just the new ones with air bags .
Yes , the 124's really sucked when they came out as Diamler-Benz was trying to compete with the then new Lexus etc. competition so they ran the factory flat out to crank out as many units as possible and the quality went right in the tank .
Ford did this in 1949 too and the few remaining ones were the best of the bunch , just like the remaining late 80's & early 90's Mercedes are now .
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