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HotRod10

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Message Posted: May 23, 2008 8:45:44 PM

Not me! My Geo Metro gets 45 mpg to the SMART's 40 and has room for 2 more people plus more cargo space. Not to mention I could restore a Metro to cherry condition for half as much as the $20K sticker for a SMART. If I ever got hit, I'd much rather be in my Metro than that little plastic bubble any day.
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DrVenture
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 1:52:24 PM

Lets be real, the "Smart car" was made for Euro City Streets Driving, and Parking. The Smart will not mainly work in the USA because it is way to small for our highways, and if you do not live in the city parking isn't so bad in Suburbia. Besides the EURO smarts all have Turbo!
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emtrob2012
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 3:29:01 AM

not me
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emtrob2012
All-Star Author Myrtle Beach

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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 7:07:27 AM

u can keep em
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ber5
All-Star Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 8:06:12 PM

no, i have a smart phone, how could I handle a smart car too...
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beachd8
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 8:02:06 PM

No.
1) I get claustrophobic just looking at it.
2) I like the flexibility of giving a herd (gaggle?, pride?) of teenagers and their pile of stuff a ride at any time.
3) I don't like gas stations enough to go there waaaaaay more often to fill the tiny gas tank. Assuming the advertised 40 mpg and 8.7 gallon tank is accurate, I'd lose 150 on every tank. I don't want to get to know my local gas stations that well.
4) I like having a car that holds pretty much anything so I don't have to ask others to carry large items for me.
5) I can easily remove the minivan seats to help a friend move.

For me, a smart car doesn't seem very smart. :)
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Jeff1226
Sophomore Author Flint

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:39:13 PM

no way
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BigHorne1
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 9:54:01 AM

Not me, love my gasoline vehicles
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b899
Champion Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 9:49:10 AM

not me
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tdioiler
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 7:40:52 PM

NotCook - It's not a roll cage in there. It's called a space frame. And Nascar only has to worry about the vehicle kinetic energy of one vehicle. Not the other one that hits you with 4 times more energy to apply to that timy space frame you are riding in.

But you are right the body panels are not part of the safety equipment, just like Nascar.
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