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Old 04-20-2016, 07:46 AM
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A semi in Kentucky rolled over.


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Old 04-20-2016, 09:23 AM
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Im sorry for the buyers of those vehicles. Hopefully Mercedes will fix any internal/external damage before delivery to its customers.
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Some waiting customers are not going to be very happy.
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:53 AM
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Im sorry for the buyers of those vehicles. Hopefully Mercedes will fix any internal/external damage before delivery to its customers.
you'd be nuts to accept delivery of one of those.

if mine is on there, i'll wait for another
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:59 AM
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HA, this thread. "oh those poor customers". What about the truck driver?
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Old 04-20-2016, 12:55 PM
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Looks like that transport company just placed a nice claim to their insurance company

I can see a shady dealer not disclosing this to the cars they have no ostensible cosmetic issues

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Old 04-20-2016, 01:40 PM
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Maybe its just an extreme roll-over test?
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Old 04-20-2016, 04:12 PM
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Is Mercedes Corporate responsible for delivery of the vehicle to the dealer lot? Who takes that $995? If Corporate then why would dealer get their hands dirty?
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No white cars there so we're good
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Old 04-21-2016, 06:23 AM
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No white cars there so we're good
i too was looking for a white one, and there is one there. on the far left, underneath the black 450. looks like it's got pano
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:00 PM
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Im sorry for the buyers of those vehicles. Hopefully Mercedes will fix any internal/external damage before delivery to its customers.
Those cars will not be fixed and sold to customers. They will get brand new vehicles.
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:00 PM
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Those cars are going to end up on a lot somewhere. Hell, I'd buy one if the discount was steep enough.
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:17 AM
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I can see most of the parts reusable including chassis but not the frame. If its bend, which I think it is, then its not the same anymore.
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WHAT IS STRUCTURAL DAMAGE?
This happens when any part of the vehicle which is part of the main body or frame, or is designed to ensure structural integrity, is damaged. Even minor car frame damage from a trivial collision can seriously undermine the structural integrity of a vehicle.
Examples of vehicle components which are part of the body or frame include suspension mounting, lower and upper frame rails, and for unibody vehicles, the A, B and C pillars, windshield, rear window frame and rocker panels.
Anything which can be bolted on is not considered part of the underlying structure.
Cars have either a unibody or frame construction.
Unibody construction

Unibody construction, where the body and frame are made from one piece of metal, is now the most common structure for cars. Its benefits include a lower body weight and protecting passengers from the force of impact in a crash......... more info in link.

Source: http://www.carfax.com/guides/buying-...d/frame-damage

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Old 04-22-2016, 12:14 PM
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All of these vehicles are unibody. Usually when unibody is damaged. They straighten and or Cut out the damaged section and rebuild.
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ouch indeed. thought the front page would be interested too...
https://mbworld.org/articles/semi-tr...enz-suvs-tips/
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pretty crazy.
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Good that the driver is ok.
I agree with some of the posters here that those vehicles will end up on a lot somewhere one way or another
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:51 PM
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so SUVs DO roll over more easily!
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I think the best is find out all of the VIN numbers involved in that crash and put it as a big sticky so that everybody here will be able to check their car prior to delivery. I think those will be repaired if it is structurally sound and sold to the public and they won't disclose what happened to the cars.

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This is an insured loss. No big deal
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does anyone know the final destination of these SUVs?
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HA, this thread. "oh those poor customers". What about the truck driver?
If I was the truck driver...I would be hoping I died in that crash lol. Glad he is ok though .
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I'm sorry this is a silly question, but is the GLE a crossover or a body-on-frame SUV?
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I'm sorry this is a silly question, but is the GLE a crossover or a body-on-frame SUV?
Unibody crossover.
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