This morning on the way to work I noticed one of those "Smart Cars" on the interstate. It didn't look very smart to me.
With high fuel prices driving people to take extreme money saving measures, I see more and more of these "Smart Cars" on the road. To me they look like a full-body helmet more than a car, but I'm sure they're very economical.
The problem I see that makes the "Smart Car" pretty dumb, is that it looks like it could be crushed by an overweight driver in a Yugo. Let alone a minor collision with a full-size truck.
Do you think the driver's of "Smart Cars" would feel very smart after a head-on collision with a tractor trailer? I don't.
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Somewhere, Virgil Exner and Elwood Engel are laughing their afts off over the Smart car (which looks like it would comfortably fit in the trunk of any full-size car either of these guys styled).
I didn't mean to stir everyone up, the smart car is actually safe for its size as it has a tubular style chassis, but I'd still rather be in a '69 Imperial, or even a new Charger or Magnum, if in an accident. Let's talk about the smart car's styling next . . .
I just saw a Smart car and went online to see what it is and who makes it. It amazes me that it took comments from only two people to inflame a third person so."And be ye kind one to another..." Ephesians 4:32.Slimjim2
In that circumstance the size of the car doesn't really matter now does it? I swear I can see the average IQ of my fellow americans dropping before my eyes (let me guess the next post "HA...you cant see a persons IQ...Gottcha you anti american pig"Grow up america.
Crash ratings don't mean diddly squat when a 40-ton big rig (and the forces it can generate) is involved.
You need to do your homework. This car has one of the best crash rating ever listed. Remember size isn't everything.