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    I saw the Smart Car today, made by Mercedes at Lonestar. The car looks pretty cool. Sat inside it, and surprisingly its pretty roomy based on the size of the car itself. The tiny engine is at the rear of the car, and it uses the sequentronic transmission. Here are some pix...













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    How big of a person can they fit in there?

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    Saw so many of those when I was in Europe...still wouldn't buy one.

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    How the hell can they okay a smart car as safe while they won't let us have a MR-S??
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    The Smart car is not for sale, and as it is wouldn't pass transport canada inspection because it has no front bumper. It is simply here to see if people are interested in it, they are taking names at Lonestar.

    and Gage: its pretty roomy inside considering how small the car is!
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    I cant see it standing up all that well in an accident...what does it do when it gets creamed? Fill with SecuraFoam like in Demolition Man?

    I dont know if th "Modern World" over here is ready for this kind of advancement yet...the new 7series BMW didn't fair too well...and they are an established class...


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    That's my buddies neighbor in the first pic, pretty funny guy. Those cars are only good in Europe, where parking is a bitch.

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    oh thanx God its not for sale!!! shiet my mom saw this thing when we were in Germany and she LOVED IT!!! she said she would buy one just to go within city.. it does look pretty cool.. but.. grrr

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    Heh that thing is sweet as hell I'd buy one if the price was right.

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    Those are pretty funny looking, like mentioned before, that thing would hold up about aswell as a Bike in an accident, not exactly "smart".
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    What's the top speed though? You wouldn't last 2 seconds with that thing on Deerfoot!

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    Originally posted by DSM Power
    What's the top speed though? You wouldn't last 2 seconds with that thing on Deerfoot!
    Speedometer only goes to 140! Ouch!

    Looks interesting. I got a model car of that from Europe about 4 years ago. They are a pretty sweet advertising car (Like a Hummer, Beetle and the Mini).
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    It only has an analogue clock too...sticking out of the middle of the dash! and it only comes with a cassette

    they're pretty popular in Europe though, where parking is tight and taxes on bigger engine displacements are high

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    when i was in germany the cheapest one i think is about 7 k Can all the way up to about 10k Can, design for city driving so yeh it doesnt go fast they are part made by benz though i think ( good on gas too )

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    so who's gonna be the first to mod it?

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    Hehe, it shifts like a motorcycle.
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    Originally posted by 92 Teg-B18A
    so who's gonna be the first to mod it?
    if AMG comes out with one i'm sure kenny and rage will be all over that heheh

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    The Smart Car was crash tested against an S Class Mercedes, and the Smart Car was actually *BETTER*. It may look unsafe, but I guess the small size allows for some interesting safety designs. The top speed of the little thing is 135km/h! I would buy one, but only as a novelty... imagine cruising up and down 17th in that thing.
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    It'd be a neat AutoX car. You'd never hit cones in that thing!
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    Originally posted by kenny
    The Smart Car was crash tested against an S Class Mercedes, and the Smart Car was actually *BETTER*. It may look unsafe, but I guess the small size allows for some interesting safety designs. The top speed of the little thing is 135km/h! I would buy one, but only as a novelty... imagine cruising up and down 17th in that thing.
    Kinda suprising that it didnt do that bad in crash tests , but if your ever stuck in a strong wind storm, up.....up ....and ....away!!!

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