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Would you buy a SMART?

  • No

    Votes: 11 52.4%
  • Yes

    Votes: 10 47.6%
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I think the SMART is a step in teh right direction getting ppl to rethink buying oversized cars unecessarily. I personally wouldn't by it for several reasons. First, it's not that cheap for what you're (not) getting. Secondly, despite meeting safety standards, I doubt it'd fare well in a serious crash.

I'd much rather buy a two wheeled vehicle like a scooter or motorcycle before getting a Smart. They're cheaper. Have similar carrying capacities. Equally fuel efficient. Cheaper carrying costs (insurance and maintanance).

It will enter the U.S. market with a Formore four-passenger, four-wheel-drive model in 2006.
This sounds a bit more interesting though.
 

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I'd probably drive one if everyone else in the city was driving them, or an equally small hatchback (like in Europe).

With the sheer number of SUV's and large cars in North America, i would never drive a Smart.
 

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Ratko said:
I'd probably drive one if everyone else in the city was driving them, or an equally small hatchback (like in Europe).

With the sheer number of SUV's and large cars in North America, i would never drive a Smart.

exactly!

It is extremely small fro NA cities imagine how scarry it would be driving next to a semi.

FYI Windsor is going to have the first Smart dealership.
 

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Ratko said:
I'd probably drive one if everyone else in the city was driving them, or an equally small hatchback (like in Europe).

With the sheer number of SUV's and large cars in North America, i would never drive a Smart.
they are interesting little cars...one guy here in Dallas actually has one and drives it around.

i don't think i would want to drive it here though due to all the SUV's and Pickups we have down here that drive like idiots. i can't count the amount of times that someone in an SUV tries to merge into me when i am driving my MR2 and its not even as small as a Smart :eek:

Keri
 

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Part of the 5 star rating is that this car is effectively a roll cage on wheels. They are designed to bounce to a great extent, instead of folding like a pop can. Large vehicles do little damage to occupants from it, and the restraint systems keep the bodies in the right places to avoid serious injury.

Of course, teh rear subframe and engine assembly are considered a crumple zone, as is the front suspension assembly. One hit to writeoff...BTW, according to Mercedes at the autoshow this year, the engine is removable for basic service (whole subframe is dropped out...4 bolts...

Bob
 

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Thats way better than the stupid Ford THINK!. Those are like golf carts.... down here at the beach everyone has one. I drive an MR2... you think I'm worried about getting ran over?
 

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The brabus edition is probably the better looking/performing one.




But crazy credit to the little go-kart looking one.

I would boot that around like a rally car racer.

 
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