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Would Any Of You Buy This Car?  
User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2915 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13505 times:

Considering the high price of gas, would anybody invest in these super-efficent fleet of microcars? It says that soon they will be available for sale in the U.S but that they are all the rave in Europe......


http://www.zapworld.com/cars/smartcar.asp

http://www.pc-parents.com/images/Misc-Smart%20Car%20in%20Helsinki%20B.jpg


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8985 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13505 times:
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NEVER EVER!!!

I hate smart!!!

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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12241 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13498 times:
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If the price was right (which it won't be, I'm sure..) I would consider it.


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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2915 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13498 times:

People who can afford SUV's and luxury cars wouldn't be affected by high gas prices anyway. This car is purely for economy not for getting laid..............


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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13498 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Thread starter):
but that they are all the rave in Europe......

Not quite.


User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2915 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13494 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 2):
If the price was right (which it won't be, I'm sure..) I would consider it.

You're right. When the car is up for sale in the U.S. , the Euro-Dollar conversion will really jack up the price of the car, scaring most potential buyers away.....



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8985 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13479 times:
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Quoting Alberchico (Reply 5):
You're right. When the car is up for sale in the U.S. , the Euro-Dollar conversion will really jack up the price of the car, scaring most potential buyers away.....

The car was pretty famous here in Germany when it was brandnew! Now it is several years on the market and people doent buy it as much anymore...
There has been a Smart fourfour and some other things, they already stopped building it... too expensive and not enough people bought it anymore...

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User currently onlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3559 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13474 times:

I would never buy a Smart, but I must admit that it is a cool car somehow. The quality is good, it was developed by Mercedes and is built in France (shhh, don't tell anyone in the US  Wink ) close to the German border...

There is one Smart which was driven 570 000 km (more than 350 000 miles) without any gear or engine change... Quite remarkable for such a small car.

The only drawback is that the speed is limited to around 85mph. Not very funny on a German Autobahn when many drive in excess of 100mph...


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12241 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13474 times:
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Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 7):
The only drawback is that the speed is limited to around 85mph. Not very funny on a German Autobahn when many drive in excess of 100mph...

But means nothing in the US  Smile Question is whether it has acceleration though?



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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13474 times:

Not the Smart, but I would definetley consider a Toyota Aygo/Peugeot 107. They get better mileage than the Smart plus they have four seats. And it still looks somewhat like a car.

http://www.mthai.com/webboard/upload_images/152569.jpg

The Smarts were getting popular in Toronto just after they were introduced, but I think its just a fad. They don't make much sense in North America with the easy availability of parking - but I think cars like the Aygo/107/Fiesta would probably sell in North America now with high fuel prices.


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12241 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13465 times:
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Yeah, I saw the Aygo online. Any word of US release? The smallest here is the Yaris.


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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13460 times:

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 6):
The car was pretty famous here in Germany when it was brandnew! Now it is several years on the market and people doent buy it as much anymore...
There has been a Smart fourfour and some other things, they already stopped building it... too expensive and not enough people bought it anymore...

What to do with Smart is currently a big headache for Mercedes.

The Fourfour didn't sell and they are stopping production, the roadster has been cut last year. The baby 4x4 has been cancelled and now they are only going ahead with the replacement for the FourTwo.

It hasn't turned out the way M-B hoped it would by any means.



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8985 posts, RR: 76
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13460 times:
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Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 10):
Any word of US release? The smallest here is the Yaris.

Dunno about the US release! but the Yaris is a pretty good car! some friends of mine have it and are really happy with it! even for longer trips its comfortable!

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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2915 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13460 times:

for those who want something hip,trendy and cool the company that make the Smart also makes the Smart Roadster




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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5986 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13460 times:

Well, it does beat a pink Nissan Micra CC  duck 

User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13454 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Reply 13):
for those who want something hip,trendy and cool the company that make the Smart also makes the Smart Roadster

No they don't - they stopped production a while back.



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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2915 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13454 times:



if you take a look at the photo it seems that these microcars have good crash protection...



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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2915 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13445 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 15):
No they don't - they stopped production a while back.

Why ? Wasn't it selling well ???



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13445 times:

This is the Yaris that's coming to the US:





Look familiar to anyone?

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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 13438 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Reply 17):
Why ? Wasn't it selling well ???

Sadly not well enough - and the FourFour was simply too expensive. However the Mitsubishi Colt which the FourFour was built alongside (as they are the same cars under the skin) will continue to be built in the Dutch factory.



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 13438 times:

No thanks. Period.

The thing is prectty uckin fugly


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12241 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 13438 times:
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Where is SATX? I'm sure he'd buy one  duck 


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User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 13402 times:

Pass on that thanks. Unless you only use it to commute by yourself to and from a nearby workplace, it looks pretty useless. Sure it may be fuel efficient, but at the expense of all utility and versatility. So then I would need one vehicle for commuting, and another for utility reasons. Sort of negates the whole savings idea. On top of that, I wonder how something so small and light would handle in snow or high winds?


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 13400 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Thread starter):
Would Any Of You Buy This Car?

I wouldn't even steal it!

Signed,

LOT767-300ER


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8226 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 13400 times:

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25 Post contains images AirbusA346 : NO WAY WHAT SO EVER Tom.
26 Myt332 : Must be bad then!
27 Boeing Nut : I hope you're being sarcastic...........
28 Post contains images AirbusA346 : Bit like that Pink Micra CC on Top Gear. Tom.
29 AirPacific747 : I would never buy one. Not being discriminating, but that is not a mans car. What do you mean? They are safer than a Seat Ibiza for example which is r
30 Aerobalance : What IS a mans car?
31 Post contains images Aer Lingus : I really want to get a Smart Car! They are not crap in anyway. There is also a Smart ForFour if you need a car that seats 4.
32 Myt332 : Impala.....
33 Post contains images Falcon84 : If you think that's the purpose of a car, and it's the way you try to get some, then 1. You need to do some growing up, and 2. You're extremely despe
34 Aerobalance : Something is telling me that I should have picked up the Shaguar.......
35 A332 : NEVER! I love how they call these 'Smart' cars... right... so how smart are you going to be when you're splattered all over the front of a semi... or
36 Post contains images Solnabo : "What is a man car"? Real men don´t eat sushi. Anyone remember that slogan? Dont know what kind of car it was...GM, Ford?? Micke//SWE
37 Post contains images Sabena332 : Not a regular Impala, it must be a 1996 Impala SS Lingenfelter with a 5.7L V8 LT1 rated at 460hp with 440lbs of torque. Patrick
38 Post contains images Myt332 : Hey it was cool... Or simply just get.... a gold coloured one!
39 Post contains images AirPacific747 : finally we agree on something
40 Myt332 : You like gold Impala's? Ok.....
41 IFEMaster : Fugly but cool. I'd buy one.
42 AirPacific747 : lol no. I like the expression "Shaguar".
43 Post contains links and images L410Turbolet : Although Aygo/Peugeot 107/Citroen C1 may not necessarily look as "cool" as Smart does, they certainly offer much better value for money.
44 Post contains images Christeljs :
45 Post contains links Boeing Nut : The way the bottom of the car severely buckled is a structural failure of the cars "safety cage" according to the insurance institute for highway saf
46 Post contains images AirbusA346 : I never noticed how similar the three cars were, even the front ends. Tom.
47 Post contains links AirPacific747 : look at this. Both cars from the year 2000: http://www.euroncap.com/content/safe...y_ratings/details.php?id1=1&id2=69 http://www.euroncap.com/content
48 Senorcarnival : I wouldn't. My 6'3" frame probably wouldn't even fit in that thing anyway.
49 Sunshine79 : I would, as it´s my favourite little car. I would love to own one of these little beauty´s. I´ve loved them eversince I saw them in Spain back in q
50 Post contains images Columba : You got no idea Mostly women are very attracted to the car and they know that a man who drives it is not a guy who has to compensate something else s
51 DAL767400ER : I'd probably never get one, I'm happy with my Opel Corsa. And if you think the Smart is bad, just look at most of those Asian microcars, particularly
52 Post contains images LTBEWR : I don't think those Smart or other micro-mini city cars would survive in the USA. Heck, they would get lost into a NY City pothole or squshed like a
53 Alberchico : if the price of gas keeps shooting up then we'll all end up driving these cars. Oh and as for my comment on using cars to get laid, every car adverti
54 Post contains links and images Alberchico : The Japanese also seem to have some interesting designs for this category..., and also this old classic....
55 Post contains links and images Alberchico : here are some pics that say it all.....
56 Rolfen : If I'm not mistaken they run on a 3-cylinder engine and their length is about the width of a normal-sized car.
57 Doug_Or : 3 years ago Ford Festiva was a punchline, not a car here in America. Now if you want to buy a Fit or Yaris you can consider yourself lucky if you only
58 FlyMIA : NEVER. Its just does not seem right. I like my 5600lbs of metal I drive in every day. Just to small. I dont care what crash test say. If a 5500lb SUV
59 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : You are right my friend, you are right. A man's car has 4 doors, RWD, and enough power to supply the city of Stockholm for 1 year. IE: my car. Its mo
60 Post contains images BristolFlyer : The good thing about the Smart is that they only put in 2 seats. Hence there's as much space in it for the driver and passenger as there is in a car
61 VonRichtofen : Question for the yanks: Are SMART cars even sold there yet? And the Yaris is sold in the US. Did you guys have the Echo and Echo hatchback before the
62 N766UA : No, thank God. At least in Italy they serve a purpose... those people park literally in every tiny gap they can find... but here it'd just get mauled
63 Post contains images L410Turbolet : You need car to prove you're a man???
64 LOT767-300ER : I wont drop my pants in public. Not even if I see your sister. In case ANCflyer is around the corner handing out citations.
65 Post contains images Alberchico : Again with the whole Big Man needs a Big Car example
66 Post contains images A332 : That's what you think! Right.... since you know, hot girls just love those Smart cars!
67 Alberchico : Now that I think about it a guy in a Ferrari would get better quality girls than a guy in a microcar..........
68 UPS707 : Same here... if it was cheap enough to have as a useable commuter car I would consider it. However it's not big enough to be a family car and put a b
69 KaiGywer : Yeah, I saw one of those the other day. UGLY! Yes on the Echo, not sure on the hatchback.
70 Don81603 : I wouldn't take a Smart Car to a turd fight, even if I had first throw!
71 Post contains images RedDragon : Just to clarify: That's not a Smart Fortwo, it's a low-volume, über-niche-market quadricycle. (My first instinct was to say it's an Aixam, but I don'
72 Post contains links and images KaiGywer : Crash test pics: Smart vs. Mercedes E-class Smart vs. barrier http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/jk/040908.htm
73 Bill142 : This is something you'd buy the wife so she can go do the shopping. It looks like its snaped in half!
74 BristolFlyer : To re-iterate and summarise what RedDragon said earlier, just cos this nasty little piece of crap car broke in half does not mean to say that all mic
75 AsstChiefMark : Smart cars are having trouble passing the US DOT safety and EPA emissions tests. They can be imported from Canada, but must be modified by Zap Motors
76 Post contains images ATAIndy : I'm gonna stick to my bike, thanks anywho .
77 LTBEWR : That last pic in that post was a Subaru 360. They were made in the mid to late 1960's in Japan and had 360 cc engines, to meet the cheapest registrat
78 Post contains images Alberchico : It's incredible how many people think that just because they're in a large SUV they can survive any crash................ You have to give them credi
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