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Old 29 Jun 2007, 11:59 am
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Default 2008 Smart commuter car gets 40 mpg and will selling in USA for $12k.

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Old 29 Jun 2007, 12:16 pm
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Useful Info wrote:
> Read all about it, here: http://Muvy.org
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OMG, I can just see one of those on the interstate getting knocked into
the median by the draft of a big semi. The only plus I see with that
tiny car is that it should be easy to find a parking spot, assuming I
can make it to my destination without being run off the road.

Second thought, I would much rather have a Honda Civic Hybrid than this
tiny car.
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 01:59 pm
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At the price of $16,000 for that midget two passenger car, to drive on
American highways, to save a relative few hundred dollars a year, one would
be better off just buying a actual
coffin for $5,000

mike


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Old 29 Jun 2007, 03:21 pm
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Both, my '82 & '83 Honda Civics get better than that and they are
bigger... Whoopty doo!

JT

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Old 29 Jun 2007, 07:46 pm
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Default Re: 2008 Smart commuter car gets 40 mpg and will selling in USA for $12k.

Gunz4me <gunz4me@somewhere.com> wrote in news:a7-
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> Useful Info wrote:
>> Read all about it, here: http://Muvy.org
>>

>
> OMG, I can just see one of those on the interstate getting knocked into
> the median by the draft of a big semi. The only plus I see with that
> tiny car is that it should be easy to find a parking spot, assuming I
> can make it to my destination without being run off the road.
>
> Second thought, I would much rather have a Honda Civic Hybrid than this
> tiny car.




We have Stupid cars already up here in Canada.

I must say, they look most utterly strange on the highway among the SUV's,
like mobile phone booths. And next to a semi, like roadkill waiting to
happen.

I measured one of these things once to see just how much room there was
between bumper and steering wheel, and I came up with forty inches. That's
right, just over one yard between whatever you ran into and you. Go measure
your own car. How much distance is there in that location? On my Integra, I
get 70", almost double the "crumple zone".

I notice the Stupid's length has been increased by a whopping 3" for the
2008 model year, this in order to to "improve safety". Sorta tells ya
something, doesn't it?

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Old 29 Jun 2007, 08:10 pm
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Mike Hunter wrote:
> At the price of $16,000 for that midget two passenger car, to drive on
> American highways, to save a relative few hundred dollars a year, one would
> be better off just buying a actual
> coffin for $5,000
>
> mike


Actually, it is a perfect car for people in NYC. They're small enough so
that you can just drive them into the elevator and park them in the
corner of your cubical for the day.

Jeff
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 08:37 pm
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Those little "Smart" cars have been running around in Europe for 7 or 8
years, but the times that I have been there, we never saw very many of them
on the road. The Mercedes name sells them to some people, but there are
much better buys for better transportation in Europe, the same as there is
here.
If they could get the price down to $10,000, they might make a good
substitute for a golf cart.
(Yes, I know, the model sold here is a little different).


"Mike Hunter" <mikehunt2@mailcity.com> wrote in message
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> At the price of $16,000 for that midget two passenger car, to drive on
> American highways, to save a relative few hundred dollars a year, one
> would be better off just buying a actual
> coffin for $5,000
>
> mike
>
>
> "Useful Info" <useful_inf@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1183136367.519154.19160@k79g2000hse.googlegro ups.com...
>> Read all about it, here: http://Muvy.org
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>
>



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Old 29 Jun 2007, 08:41 pm
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Graybeard wrote:
> Those little "Smart" cars have been running around in Europe for 7 or 8
> years, but the times that I have been there, we never saw very many of them
> on the road. The Mercedes name sells them to some people, but there are
> much better buys for better transportation in Europe, the same as there is
> here.
> If they could get the price down to $10,000, they might make a good
> substitute for a golf cart.
> (Yes, I know, the model sold here is a little different).


DiamlerBenz reportedly spent over 1,000,000,000 Euros on development of
the car. But they are far from recovering their investment.

So this program was much better than their merger of equals with Chrysler.

Jeff

> "Mike Hunter" <mikehunt2@mailcity.com> wrote in message
> news:rMCdnRTkqfsNyxjbnZ2dnUVZ_s2vnZ2d@ptd.net...
>> At the price of $16,000 for that midget two passenger car, to drive on
>> American highways, to save a relative few hundred dollars a year, one
>> would be better off just buying a actual
>> coffin for $5,000
>>
>> mike
>>
>>
>> "Useful Info" <useful_inf@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:1183136367.519154.19160@k79g2000hse.googlegro ups.com...
>>> Read all about it, here: http://Muvy.org
>>>

>>

>
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 10:03 pm
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"Graybeard" <graybeard32@cfl.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Those little "Smart" cars have been running around in Europe for 7 or 8
> years, but the times that I have been there, we never saw very many of
> them on the road.


That was what my daughter reported when she returned from France about 6
years ago. She saw them parked and being towed, but didn't see one actually
on the road. Logically, if they were parked or being towed they must have
been on the road at some point... unless they were being towed from parking
place to parking place.

Mike



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Old 29 Jun 2007, 10:30 pm
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Gunz4me wrote:
> Useful Info wrote:
>> Read all about it, here: http://Muvy.org
>>

>
> OMG, I can just see one of those on the interstate getting knocked into
> the median by the draft of a big semi. The only plus I see with that
> tiny car is that it should be easy to find a parking spot, assuming I
> can make it to my destination without being run off the road.
>
> Second thought, I would much rather have a Honda Civic Hybrid than this
> tiny car.


ever been to europe? they have semi's over there and /way/ more tiny
cars than we have. last i heard, their death rate was not worse than ours.
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