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Mercedes-Benz Has Amazed Me Lately

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Mercedes-Benz Has Amazed Me Lately

What the hell is it with these cars? Are they made of 1" thick iron armor or what?

I have witnessed 3 accidents involving Mercedes in the last 10 years and every time the Mercedes looks like it was never in one.


1. The 1st one I witnessed was in a foreign country, a Mercedes-Benz 1113 and a tractor trailer crashed and the tractor trailer ended up useless in a ditch while the Mercedes 1113 only had a peeled bumper which had being lowered by force about 7 inches.

2. This one was the most amazing, happened at County Rd. 92 bewteen Barrie and Wasaga Beach, a Merecedes SUV crashed at an intersection with an American car, looked like a Chevy Corsica, both of them looked new, the Corsica was destroyed, the Merecedes only had a peeled bumper and a little crumple around the right-side headlight.

3. This morning (reason why I made this thread), a Mercedes SUV crashed against a Honda SUV at Lansgtaff/Dufferin. The Honda looked like an accordion, the Mercedes did not have anything, I tried to look for damage but couldn't see anything,


What are these things made of?
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MusicBox wrote: Merecedes SUV crashed at an intersection with an American car, looked like a Chevy Corsica, both of them looked new, the Corsica was destroyed, the Merecedes only had a peeled bumper and a little crumple around the right-side headlight.
Chevy Corsica? Is this the early 90s?
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The Mercedes-Benz 1113 wasn’t produced outside of Iran since 1997. OP on Marty McFly’s level
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There is something called crumple zones. It doesn't mean the Honda was less safe.
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bear20 wrote: Chevy Corsica? Is this the early 90s?
Xtrema wrote: I didn't realize this is a time travel thread until I read that.
bobbyz101 wrote: The Mercedes-Benz 1113 wasn’t produced outside of Iran since 1997. OP on Marty McFly’s level
LOL I think OP really meant to type "Mercedes-Benz Amazed Me After I Took My DeLorean and Saw Things 25 years ago!" :lol:

Seriously though, MB has amazed me too lately, with the gawd awful double-tablet garbaaage interiors they've come up with!
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Think of the Childre…
MusicBox, meet Chatbox @chatbox

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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bobbyz101 wrote: The Mercedes-Benz 1113 wasn’t produced outside of Iran since 1997. OP on Marty McFly’s level
Speaking of Iran and the Mercedes-Benz, the reason why the G-Wagon exists is because of the Shah of Iran.
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The Honda's crumple zone also acts in the MB vehicle's favour. The Honda is certainly less safe in most vehicle/vehicle collisions.
Who needs crumple zones when you can keep your protection and use everyone else's? (just don't hit a concrete wall)
Kingsmen17 wrote: There is something called crumple zones. It doesn't mean the Honda was less safe.
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CanKon wrote: Speaking of Iran and the Mercedes-Benz, the reason why the G-Wagon exists is because of the Shah of Iran.
Did not know that. That was a worthwhile read.
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I got hit by an idiot in a newer Mercedes GL350 driver in my Jeep TJ. Our vehicles were welded together for hours. When we got them apart the Mercedes surprisingly didn't look to damaged at all and the guy thought he might be able to drive it away till we looked underneath. It was crumpled into the wheels and the whole length of exhaust was on the ground and the tailgate and rear doors wouldn't budge (so was probably about 3" shorter.) Even the rear seats were moved. My Jeep I pulled off the road totally on its own force once we were apart, though the rad was punctured it was still drive-able with only a messed up bumper and some bent up body panels that were easily replaceable.
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bobbyz101 wrote: The Mercedes-Benz 1113 wasn’t produced outside of Iran since 1997. OP on Marty McFly’s level
Wrong, I saw one in a Costa Rica vacation around 2001-2002 they also had one called the 1117.

Now about the "Corsica" accident, that was around 2011 so it might had been another Chevy/GM model, these things are as varied as wild flowers.
BeaverLiquor wrote: You know what has impressed me lately? A rock!

What are they made out of?
What are you, Honda Civic fanboy? Im just stating a fact, I myself am an anti-BMW, anti-Mercedes poster if you see my posting history here. But facts are facts, Mercedes are tough cookies.
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Chickennbeans wrote: The Honda's crumple zone also acts in the MB vehicle's favour. The Honda is certainly less safe in most vehicle/vehicle collisions.
Who needs crumple zones when you can keep your protection and use everyone else's? (just don't hit a concrete wall)
Lol, learn physics buddy. Two crumple zones reduces the forces on both sets of occupants twice as much as one, all other things being equal.
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Blubbs wrote: Lol, learn physics buddy. Two crumple zones reduces the forces on both sets of occupants twice as much as one, all other things being equal.
Your statement is true, but you totally missed the mark - that has nothing to do with which vehicle is safer in this collision.

More crumple zones means less chance of both involved parties being hurt, sure, but that's only if crumple zones are sufficient. Often they're not and the vehicle with less protection left gets decimated. MB definitely safer than the Honda.
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Chickennbeans wrote: The Honda's crumple zone also acts in the MB vehicle's favour. The Honda is certainly less safe in most vehicle/vehicle collisions.
Who needs crumple zones when you can keep your protection and use everyone else's? (just don't hit a concrete wall)
a less effective crumple zone will mitigate large percentage of G-force onto your own body instead of the crumple zone, the car might be intact, but your chest will be crushed by the mitigated amount of g-force through seatbelt, and death is very likely in this scenario. I have witnessed too many vehicles with not so optimal crumple zone and vehicle had only a scratch but the driver chest cage was crushed by seatbelt and died at scene.
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xuanzh wrote: a less effective crumple zone will mitigate large percentage of G-force onto your own body instead of the crumple zone, the car might be intact, but your chest will be crushed by the mitigated amount of g-force through seatbelt, and death is very likely in this scenario. I have witnessed too many vehicles with not so optimal crumple zone and vehicle had only a scratch but the driver chest cage was crushed by seatbelt and died at scene.
You missed my first post. It agree with you - that's when you hit a wall or something hard.

In a crash with a Honda (the scenario in this thread) , the Honda's crumple zone will act in favour of the MB as well. similar to crash barriers you see on the highway. If the interior safety features and space design are comparable, forces on occupants of both vehicles should not be too different.
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MusicBox wrote: Wrong, I saw one in a Costa Rica vacation around 2001-2002 they also had one called the 1117.

Now about the "Corsica" accident, that was around 2011 so it might had been another Chevy/GM model, these things are as varied as wild flowers.



What are you, Honda Civic fanboy? Im just stating a fact, I myself am an anti-BMW, anti-Mercedes poster if you see my posting history here. But facts are facts, Mercedes are tough cookies.
Well you're missing a lot of the facts, like the exact models involved and you failed to mention if actually witnessed all those events as they happened or just rubber necked the aftermath, not to mention (as already stated) your definition of lately.

Here is a Mercedes S-Class vs a Smart car.

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