Smart Car crosses the pond.

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    :biglaugh:

    You're welcome to it!
     
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    How did you like driving it? That is if you have driven one. What's the general opinion over there?

    I bet there is going to be a bunch of buyers in the cities here. Also, the gas price could be another motivator for people to consider this pup.
     
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    hehe smart is cute... BUT I had a chance to drive it and it was terrible. I felt like in the.... matchbox...
     
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    its a funny lookin thing........ but it does have its advantages in a city...... i'v seen one drive straight into a tiny gap by the pavement before......... and i dont mean the normal way around you park........ i mean straight into the gap.... front facing the sidewalk!

    ....... it was still less long, than some cars are wide :lol:
     
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    I only drive cars & vans, not roller skates! :lol:

    Pop on, pop off plastic customisable body panels? Why not just buy the colour you want like in the good ole days? :lol:
     
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    :lol:
     
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    My aunt & uncle have a smart car. They put it in a box trailer and tow it behind their huge motor home...so that when they go on vacation, they have something to drive around while the RV is parked.
     
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    They have been in Canada for over a year now. I would not want to be in an accident with one.
     
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    They would fit in the box of my Ford Truck.
     
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    I have to smile every time I see one (as yes, they've been in Canada for a while now)....I expect every time to see a bunch of clowns get out of it. And there's even a convertible model.
     
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    They're quirky little cars and fit their application well but i'm still a little bit unconvinced about accident safety, if you got hit by a truck it'd be like crushing an empty coke can with your foot. :shock:

    I'd personally like to get my grubby mits on a Smart Roadster and go for a blat down the nearest twisty road I could find. :)
     

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