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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by rayd8, Apr 14, 2009.
Got to put it into prespective. How would a chevy suburban hold up if it was run into a 18wheeler at similiar speeds? Go figure the vehicle with the larger mass wins????
That does not scare me at all. I ride a motorcycle. It is all subjective.
if everyone drove a smart car it would not be a issue
I would love to own a Smart Car. They are really roomy inside and drive nice.
Think how easy parking downtown Portland would be.
the ones sold here in America aren't made by Mercedes though. They are made by Penske.
The Smart car gets 33 city and 40 hwy mpg and has to use high octane gasoline. My VW Golf diesel is rated at 41 city and 49 hwy mpg - and has a trunk and holds three more people...
Smart Car VS concrete barrier:
Smart car compared to cargo bike:
If our new bar does well I intend to buy one of these later this year and have our company logo done up on it.
I still rather have my Geo Metro... I average 49mpg on unleaded in the winter when I let it warm up 10 minute before leaving for work. In the summer I average 53 mpg. The best tank I've ever had was 58mpg!
Just shows there are other options out there. Are they still being made?
(Do we have to relate this conversation to guns somehow so it won't be locked?)
thats what i was going to ask
what ever happened to the Geo Metro it was smarter better gas milage and i could pack a marshall half stack in the back of a hatch back
i think the problem was it got too good of gas milage in fact they had to change the earlier ones that got 40+ so they would only get 35mpg max
The Smart Car wasn't designed to be the most fuel efficient.
True enough, but the Smart car has zero 'crumple' zones. Most cars are designed to absorb the force as they compress.
I used to own a motorcycle, so I see the subjectivity, but if I'm in a CAR, I want to at least feel protected.
The reason the Metros didn't survive, is that most American's in the 90's wanted their big trucks and gas seemed cheap at the time... The XFI model was the most fuel efficeint vechile produced, something like 54 mpg hwy, and I've know people who have drive them nicely and bettered 65mpg. I have one with title issue that I want to get on the road this year. I purchase it in Eastern Oregon and drove it back to So. Oregon, while driving +65 mph I still managed 56 mpg.
The 3 cyl cars can still be found, the JDM motor are still available if you don't want to rebuild... The real weekness in the motor is the number 2 exhaust valve if your timing is set to the factory 6 btdc... if set to 10-12 degree the car runs stronger and doesn't burn that valve as quickley.
No... The Metro was rebadge in 2001 as a Chevy and I believe it was discontinued that year.
It holds more than three people in the trunk? Must be the "Coyote Especiale Edition" :laugh::laugh:
Nope! It's in the correct location (Off Topic) :thumbup:
What was it designed for? I've always been curious about that.
I bought it from a guy named Vinny in new Jersey.
The idea behind the car was to create a vehicle easy to park and short enough to allow "nose-in" parking. Its length of 250 centimeters would equal the width of a regular parking slot, allowing two or three Smarts to park in the space as one normal car.
Swiss watch manufacturer Swatch started the Smart Car project.
The name Smart is an acronym for Swatch Mercedes ART.