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Mercedes, Safety and Style.

Mercedes quality has allowed many fine specimens to live on. It saddens me that the new Benz's are subpar but it brings a smile to my face when I hear things like this:

A family friend of ours was involved in an accident with a newer pickup truck. The pickup driver t-boned the W140 Benz and the pickup was demolished, the driver was injured a fair bit. The Benz driver suffered a heat rash from the airbag deployment but the rest of the passengers are fine.

My dad was hit by a 300D a while ago, his van was 0wn3d while the Benz broke the signal light housing plastic.

Edit: Woops, due to a force of habit of posting mostly Off-Topic I didn't post in the "Safety Testimonials".

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RE: Mercedes, Safety and Style.

i know, right?

i got rear-ended in the shlomo by a camry and he didnt fare so well.

damned gauge was off by 1/4 tank and i ran out of fuel in the interstate[:)]

i think im going to do some fun things to the gas car(since this is an off topic off topic topic and all) like adding a sliding rag top and doing some engine things since im feeling bored with the fleet lately[:D]

i cant wait to get a supercharger for the 1200.

mmmm

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I would be content to get back into something like a Passat/A4 from this year, but I am reading the forums and see how people enjoy their Mercedes cars from the past. I am not seeing a huge compromise of my financial situation going from 24 mpg to perhaps 18 in an S420.

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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?
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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?
Most people have newer vehicles these days. A Ford F150 hit the S-class and that's a fairly large truck and it was written off.

I can't say I see any old cars and trucks other than Mercedes Benz and the occasional Ford Bronco 1 and Suburban (The 80's suburban). I can respect what you're trying to say but in my area a Mercedes would be quite safe.

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