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01-18-2009 09:34 AM  9 years agoPost 21
OICU812

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I've seen a few of these in some car accidents, let me tell you the driver does not live. Sure they look all kinda cool, till you hit anything, then your in the box, done deal, no thanks.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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01-18-2009 03:04 PM  9 years agoPost 22
derek533

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Agreed. You guys need to use a little common sense and think about this for a minute. You honestly think that Mrs. soccer mom in her huge SUV putting on lipstick at 70mph hitting that thing is survivable? I don't think so. Also, the poster who mentioned energy dissipation is correct as well. There's a reason today's cars crumple like they do compared to cars of yesteryear. It's to dissipate all that kinetic energy before reaching the passenger compartment. The box may not be disturbed too much but that energy has to go somewhere and that means it goes right to your innards.

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01-18-2009 03:17 PM  9 years agoPost 23
Dan C

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strange you should mention 70mph

Sums up all you have said in this vid

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ju6t-yyoU8s

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01-19-2009 02:40 AM  9 years agoPost 24
derek533

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I rest my case.

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01-19-2009 03:27 AM  9 years agoPost 25
rcmike

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One other thing you have to consider too is that with the shorter wheelbase it will be more likely to loose control than a larger vehicle at higher speeds.

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01-19-2009 05:23 AM  9 years agoPost 26
reinhpe

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One other thing you have to consider too is that with the shorter wheelbase it will be more likely to loose control than a larger vehicle at higher speeds.
Nope! Especially that is controled by a lot of electronic!

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01-19-2009 05:45 AM  9 years agoPost 27
SuperSixTwo

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Every car is a death trap in one way or another. Crown vic police cars i work on have been known to explode when hit. Never mind the fact that most cars that are hit in the rear from 55 or more might puncture the fuel tank and explode. Remember the chevy pickup with the out board frame mounted fuel tanks? How about the nissan recall i got last year that said the seat belts sucked and might kill you if you hit something? Lets get older and look at the corvair. yes, here comes the honorable Ralph Nader.

As to getting laid, i am sure there are plenty of tree huggin, planet saving, anti plastic bottle, bikini wearing ladies that would gladly show their appreciation of my driving the Smart car helping to save the planet. Even if it is only really on recycled paper.

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01-19-2009 10:48 AM  9 years agoPost 28
rcmike

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Nope! Especially that is controled by a lot of electronic!
Sure. Electronics can only do so much. Physics still wins. I wouldn't trust it going down the interstate with all the drivers around here. If someone bumps you and it gets sideways that thing is toast.

Also, I've had antilock brakes nearly cause me to have a crash before. Hit a pothole while brakeing and all of a sudden I have almost no brakes. If it hadn't kicked in I would have had no problem but it "thought" I was slipping. It only helps people who automatically slam on the brakes hard anytime there is a problem. People who know how to drive can keep the wheels from locking up themselves.

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01-19-2009 03:02 PM  9 years agoPost 29
reinhpe

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As to getting laid, i am sure there are plenty of tree huggin, planet saving, anti plastic bottle, bikini wearing ladies that would gladly show their appreciation of my driving the Smart car helping to save the planet. Even if it is only really on recycled paper.
Sorry to say, but you misunderstood the concept of the smart car! Has nothing to do with tree hugging etc., but if you would drive every evening 45 min. to find a parking place near your apartment, then it would make sense for you! European cities are sometimes full of cars and a smart would prob. fit in small parking places were a 'normal sized' car would not have a chance to park! Sounds strange for Americans with plenty of space everywhere, but here in europe this is reality! And the smart was planned as City car, nothing else...

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01-19-2009 06:33 PM  9 years agoPost 30
SuperSixTwo

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I never really thought about the parking issues. It would be great in Frisco. At least if i parked in the middle of the space at the mall, the guy that has to park right next to me would have to have a large door to ding it!

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01-31-2009 05:46 AM  9 years agoPost 31
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