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Old 07-30-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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ouch!!! any info??? I would imagine that somebody had to die if they were in the car...
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:54 AM   #3
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Yeah that's pretty smart alright. Another brainchild from the Obama Car Co.!
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:59 AM   #4
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Yeah that's pretty smart alright. Another brainchild from the Obama Car Co.!
I thought the SmartCar was the brainchild of Mercedes Benz?
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:23 AM   #5
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I thought the SmartCar was the brainchild of Mercedes Benz?
Thanks! For some reason our memories are getting very short when it comes to politics. This pic was also posted here a few weeks ago with the story. Not pretty at all, but I doubt my CrewMax Tundra would have survived that kind of accident.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:24 AM   #6
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It doesn't matter what the car is if squished between two trucks. Actually the Smart car is considered safe according to safety tests. I wouldn't buy one because they are way over priced. A real negative is they don't carry a spare tire plus the front and back tires are different sizes and can't be rotated. Stay with a Toyota or Honda.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:26 AM   #7
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Not much would of survived a sandwich between two dump trucks. They can send that ambulance on home, they won't be needed!
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:34 AM   #8
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Thanks! For some reason our memories are getting very short when it comes to politics. This pic was also posted here a few weeks ago with the story. Not pretty at all, but I doubt my CrewMax Tundra would have survived that kind of accident.
Yeah, but which one do you prefer for your family??

I could care less what people want to drive but don't be mad at my decision to be in a larger / safer vehicle. I'll stack the favor for my wife and kids however I can and yet to some, I'm still the bad guy for polluting the planet and putting the 'smart' drivers in more danger if we collide.

it's beyond stupid how some folks view and want to change the world. You can just follow the car czar for the definition of irony.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:46 AM   #9
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I saw a wreck involving a jeep and 2 semi trucks a few years back in Austin. The jeep didn't hold up any better; however the amazing part was the guy in the jeep saw the second truck coming and jumped from his vehicle. Only injury reported was a scratch from flying glass.....someone upstairs was definitely looking out for him that day.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:47 AM   #10
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it's beyond stupid how some folks view and want to change the world. .
That has been happening since the beginning of time and some folks would prefer that things never change! Thus advancement (or lack of) for GOOD or BAD. I prefer not to drive a vehicle that my wife describes as a "bady shoe!" We have had 4 Suburbans (all 4 wheel drives) and have a V8 Tundra now. Not because of needing that much power but we like that much power! It is a choice for me and my wife and until it becomes economically unfeasible I doubt we would change.
Heck, my grandparents had an outhouse only. But most of the US had gone to flush toilets. That was there "economic" choice........no money so no flush toilet.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:51 AM   #11
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That doesn't look like a Smart Car to me, too much metal in there and that rim looks like a Chevy product. Based on how crumpled that car is, if it had been a Smart the trucks would be touching each other.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:51 AM   #12
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Have y'all seen this video? That sucker is moving but it looks like it explodes when it hits that barricade.

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Old 07-30-2009, 11:54 AM   #13
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Not pritty, Not pritty at all
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:54 AM   #14
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It doesn't matter what the car is if squished between two trucks. Actually the Smart car is considered safe according to safety tests. I wouldn't buy one because they are way over priced. A real negative is they don't carry a spare tire plus the front and back tires are different sizes and can't be rotated. Stay with a Toyota or Honda.

......and they're like driving a gum ball.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:05 PM   #15
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I'll stand with Artos on this.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:06 PM   #16
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Yeah, but which one do you prefer for your family??

I could care less what people want to drive but don't be mad at my decision to be in a larger / safer vehicle. I'll stack the favor for my wife and kids however I can and yet to some, I'm still the bad guy for polluting the planet and putting the 'smart' drivers in more danger if we collide.

it's beyond stupid how some folks view and want to change the world. You can just follow the car czar for the definition of irony.

You got that right. I don't want to see firemen cut my wife's and kids' remains out of any vehicle, that's why they tool around in a Tahoe. You can preach safety and try to sell me on the benefits of one of these stupid 'Smart' cars, but I WILL NEVER BE RECRUITED. It's hard to let basic physics escape this discussion. Next time any of you see a 'Smart' car on the road, see if it has kids in it. That's what I thought!
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:21 PM   #17
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You got that right. I don't want to see firemen cut my wife's and kids' remains out of any vehicle, that's why they tool around in a Tahoe. You can preach safety and try to sell me on the benefits of one of these stupid 'Smart' cars, but I WILL NEVER BE RECRUITED. It's hard to let basic physics escape this discussion. Next time any of you see a 'Smart' car on the road, see if it has kids in it. That's what I thought!
I've seen quite a few Smart Cars around town and they have never had a passenger. I'm sure most people that have them use them to go to and from work maybe...and a little bit of running around town and that's about it.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:28 PM   #18
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Thanks! For some reason our memories are getting very short when it comes to politics. This pic was also posted here a few weeks ago with the story. Not pretty at all, but I doubt my CrewMax Tundra would have survived that kind of accident.
I wouldn't be concerned about my vehicle I would be a little more worried about my own safety
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:30 PM   #19
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:33 PM   #20
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Now THIS is a smart car!
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:36 PM   #21
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Love the new avatar hawk.

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Old 07-30-2009, 12:38 PM   #22
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Now THIS is a smart car!
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:41 PM   #23
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Thanks asttbe, only took me 5 months to do that and this is my very first picture!
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:43 PM   #24
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You got that right. I don't want to see firemen cut my wife's and kids' remains out of any vehicle, that's why they tool around in a Tahoe. You can preach safety and try to sell me on the benefits of one of these stupid 'Smart' cars, but I WILL NEVER BE RECRUITED. It's hard to let basic physics escape this discussion. Next time any of you see a 'Smart' car on the road, see if it has kids in it. That's what I thought!
Because I have "cut out remains" too many times to count, My wife and kids ride around in an expedition. And PLEASE make sure you and your family wear their seatbelts!
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:47 PM   #25
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uh.......hummm.........ok!
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Now THIS is a smart car!
U beat me to it! Or better yet one of those earth mover trucks!!!
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:53 PM   #26
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Wow, i dont know what to say
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:18 PM   #27
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We have a convertable smart car in our area. They pulled up next to me the other day a the grocery store and two people got out. I bet their combined weight was more than the car! For about the same money and specs my wife got a civic. Whole lot more car for the cash and will still be running long after the Smart car goes the way of the Yugo.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:35 PM   #28
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We're all gonna die!
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:43 PM   #29
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I'd rather take a bullet to the brain than a dump truck to the back!
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:52 PM   #30
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............Not pretty at all, but I doubt my CrewMax Tundra would have survived that kind of accident.
You're probably right. It sure would be nice to have thae extra 3 or 4 feet of wreckage to be cradled inside of though! That Tundra's bed and front clip is a safer bet for survival than the Smart Car's dash and rear window is.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:32 PM   #31
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:50 PM   #32
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:57 PM   #33
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I saw a wreck involving a jeep and 2 semi trucks a few years back in Austin. The jeep didn't hold up any better
IMO a jeep really aint no better than a smart car. There both a tin can on 4 wheels.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:47 PM   #34
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It doesn't matter what the car is if squished between two trucks. Actually the Smart car is considered safe according to safety tests. I wouldn't buy one because they are way over priced. A real negative is they don't carry a spare tire plus the front and back tires are different sizes and can't be rotated. Stay with a Toyota or Honda.
Uh....you might want to take a look at the tests conducted and the methods they use to come to these "conclusions". On the NHTSA and Insurance Institute tests completed on vehicle safety, they only crash the vehicle's into "similar sized" vehicles. They don't test the vehicles for crashes between two 20K lbs objects, nor do they test vehicles crashing against a vehicle twice it's weight. If I we sandwiched a smart car between two 1/2 ton American pickups, it'd probably still look just like the pic above.

Anytime you rely on a Government agency to "inform" you of something, take it as a grain of salt.

Oh, and it's not an "Obama Car Company".....it's a result of "Al Gorean Automotive"....not to say the current administration would like you to beleive the "smart cars" are "smart".
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:53 PM   #35
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I hope Smart is OK.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:05 PM   #36
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It's not a smart.

The vehicle in the picture has 5 lug wheels - smarts have 3 lug wheels. The wheels on that look like a Ford Escape Hybrid/Chevy Cobalt/Saturn ION wheelcover.

Regardless of what you are in - if you get hit like that, you are going to be hurt if not killed...
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:09 PM   #37
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My inlaws just bought a smart car.Cute little thing.To wash it you can just dip it in the commode and flush a couple times.

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Old 08-10-2009, 07:17 PM   #38
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That not a car. It is a beer can wrapped around a motorcycle engine.

This big boy will never own one. Just bought another Yukon (from a TBH member).
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That doesn't look like a Smart Car to me, too much metal in there and that rim looks like a Chevy product. Based on how crumpled that car is, if it had been a Smart the trucks would be touching each other.

Correct that is NOT and smart car, but indeed is a chevy ..
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:28 PM   #40
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A real negative is they don't carry a spare tire plus the front and back tires are different sizes and can't be rotated.
I always thought they'd be fun for a 2nd car just to putt around town, but that is just ridiculous!!
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:30 PM   #41
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I hope Smart is OK.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:36 PM   #42
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Yikes!!!!!
Thats why i drive a truck.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:52 PM   #43
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:15 PM   #44
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Smart cars have been around since around 2000 or 2001. I can't remember when I went on vacation to Europe the first time but I remember seeing a smart car and a mini when I was in London. I took a pic of me hugging the car with a hand on each bumper! I even made a comment about both of them and said those would never make it in the US!
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:23 PM   #45
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I agre with Artros. If my me, my wife and child, are ever in an accident I want all the advantage we can have. Thats why we both drive big trucks with big grill guards on the front and back. One of those smart cars hit a hillcountry deer last year and it looked like it was in a head-on. I don't know what safety test they are using but from what I have seen its bogus.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:46 PM   #46
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Id buy one if they were four wheel drive, hard top convertable, roll bar. Ok ok i will just buy a dune buggy. Wonder if they have air bags in dune buggys.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:34 PM   #47
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They were just testing the new rigs front end Air Bags, and looks like it works. No damage on the truck and the truck driver was not even hurt. AAaaaahhhhhhh!!!! What the?!!!!!!
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