Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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RE: Mercedes, Safety and Style.
I don't think you guys are doing fair comparison.
Mercedes is working hard to make passengers safe, sacrificing the crumple zones.
In the samples you have older, heavier frame MB models collided with smaller vehicles.
Those accidents would look differently if any of those Mercedes would collide with the 2.5-tons 69 Ford LTD I used to own.
But poor brakes, no crumple zones and no new technology safety didn't make me feeling safe in the Ford at all.
Sure I could lift 1-ton by the bumper alone, but I think I would have to absorb the energy in the accident?