View Full Version : the smart car...
10-09-2004, 09:12 PM
i've been looking at these for a long time...
now it appear they're coming to north america really soon...
any thoughts? as for safety, /.'s already got it covered (as well as inane commentary)
EDIT: wow, i think this is only my second auto post...
10-09-2004, 10:01 PM
Not a big fan of it- it's owned by Mercedes (aka Daimler Chrysler) and I don't like Mercedes.
The smallest car I would consider would be the BMW Mini.
You know, that car won't sell over here. We love SUVs... it's fun to intimidate other drivers, you can drive a bit more recklessly because other drivers will swerve out the way for you.
10-10-2004, 10:08 AM
well... smart has been pretty much its own company since day one; i remember hearing about the fines they gave at the company for employees referring to themselves as part of mercedes (harsh). frankly, besides technology like esp, i don't really see their influence on the car. do you?
10-10-2004, 05:58 PM
I'm impressed by the collision tests.
I'd buy one if i worked close to home, but I don't so....i'm not buying one.
I think cars like that will be very useful in downtowns like L.A., SF and Manhattan.
10-10-2004, 08:39 PM
Well to make a long story short, somebody I hate really loves Mercedes. She thinks she the Queen of Asia and prentends to be rich by saying her Nissian is as expensive as a top of the line Mercedes and loves to put people who aren't rich down. So for me, the Mercedes symbolizes the ultimate automotive status symbol.
It's a bit too small for me...
10-11-2004, 12:08 AM
I like it, some of them actually look good also.
10-11-2004, 12:10 AM
I've seen them around. I'd only do it if I worked close to home or did not have to drive a lot. They don't look particularly comfortable.
10-11-2004, 01:10 AM
ive actually had the chance to sit in one. they're not that bad, like a corolla or civic, the hatchback ones.
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