Tell me about your smart car

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  1. Evil Genius

    Evil Genius <font color=blue>DH calls me Pookums! <img src=htt

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    These cars are pretty new here in the US, so there aren't alot of drivers of them yet. I have been thinking about purchasing one, but would like actual owners opinions before I get in too deep. Any help would be greatly appreciated. (Picture added in case you folks call it something else)

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  3. florida sun

    florida sun Mrs Christopher Eccleston wannabe! Moderator

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    Oh I love those little Smart cars, dont know anything about them Im afraid, but my daughter would love one. Im sure somebody will be along soon that has one:goodvibes
     
  4. Jonjo

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    If you are looking for a small run about they are OK. They have cheap insurance and road tax and running costs. The boot is a good size considering the size of the car. If your over 5ft 6" tall forget them as they have very low head room. A number of people over 6ft tall driving them have been killed in accidents due to this.

    Watch out for oil leaks as they get a bit older. This is a major problem with second hand Smarts that appear on the UK and Europan market.
     
  5. emily1982

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    I saw someone in orlando driving one and personally i wouldn't want one. You'd only need a normal size car to hit you for it to be a right off and you injured but imagine what would happen if a 4 wheel drive hit you.
     
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  8. orlandothebeagle

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    Yes, they look daft and cant be safe, once my car got crunched from behind be a huge van, It smashed into my 406, It only had a few marks on it and the smash had been incredible, but underneath it was totally warped, the guy that wrote it off said I was lucky it was a long car I was in and could absorb the impact,It got written off and I will always have a largish car now.
     

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