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Old 04-25-2009, 03:08 PM   #46
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You guys are as bad as the Jersey guys in the C-6 section. You just love to argue with each other. I'd love to be able to afford to fly you all here and sit you in a room and flash hot button topics on a screen to see your reactions in person.
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You guys are as bad as the Jersey guys in the C-6 section. You just love to argue with each other. I'd love to be able to afford to fly you all here and sit you in a room and flash hot button topics on a screen to see your reactions in person.


I have been trying to decide whether to just close this, delete this, ....

Putting these guys into a room ....

I would pay money to just witness it!
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We are nothing like those monkeys. 35 threads and 300 pages of the exact same shit... They could have 4 feet of snow on the track... with no possible way to race each other... and they will all still show up to that track... stand in a circle... whip out their junk and see who can drop a load the fastest... then... with a victorious chant... the winner will yell...

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Why do you insist to fight common sense? What's your angle?
Trolling vfpreacher.
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Is the Smart Car a Death-Trap?

Posted on September 17th, 2008 by Christopher -
Yesterday we talked about the smart car and how well it has been selling. Today Iíd like to talk about itís safety. In the course of my investigations I came across a really interesting video on You Tube that shows a smart car crashing into a concrete wall at 70 mph. The interesting thing is that the smart car holds up remarkably well to the impact. This is credited to the smartís cage design. The smart was created so that the passenger area would not crumple upon impact, and thus give the driver a better chance at survival.

The rub with the smartís design is that the cage design creates its own dilemma. Even though you may not get crushed to bits when you slam into that Hummer, you will still likely die. Your death would not however be from getting crushed between your seat and the steering-wheel, but rather from your internal organs smashing into your skeleton. Since the smart is designed not to crumple the impact will eventually be absorbed by your body.

All-in-all the smart car is probably a safe choice for slower driving, but not something you want to slam into a wall with at high speeds. As the You Tube video states, you would be ďvery unlikelyĒ to survive a crash at high speeds in the smart car.

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Looks like it's a death trap.
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Put a turbocharged 'busa motor in it and I'm in.

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OK... I'd buy one like that...

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Now that is just sick , that would be a fun one around town, still wouldnt get me on the highway in one
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And for the back roads!
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A coworker and I pulled up next to one of these Smartcars on Friday. We were just talking about the damage my old Expedition with a steel grille guard would do to one of those little turds. You have to be an imbecile to drive one of those shitboxes anywhere but on a golf course.
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You guys realize who the distributor of smart cars is?
Roger Penske. smartUSA is part of the Penske Automotive Group. Before he decided to distribute the smart Roger drove the car for a 300 mile trip in Texas. The passenger compartment is very well engineered. At a 70 mph barrier crash, the passenger compartment remains intact and the windshield didn't crack. Against an 80000 on semi, I don't think a Vette would survive.
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So that means you will survive a head-on collision if both cars are doing 35.

Yeah, I think a 'vette would do better than that.

Do I think that in a 'vette you'd survive a head-on at 55, hell no! However, if I had my choice (and I do) I'd much rather be in a car with three foot of frame and engine in front of me than one with slightly more than a woman's purse in front of me.

They aren't designed to be wrecked gentlemen, but I'd take my chances in something bigger.
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thought I would chime in with few more tidbits of info.


Speed limit on this section of road M-14 is 55 and its heavily patroled so I doubt they or the truck was doing more then the posted limit

And they may engineer it with a smart cage but that puppy was ripped in several piece, the back section of the car was the most identifiable piece only one door still on it most of the roof floor and front was gone mangled

thinking the truck came over and peeled them between the concrete barrier

Those things are just enclosed golf carts you wouldnt getme in one, unless I was just tooling around a retirement village
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It does not bother me, If folks want to trade semi crash survivability for economy then let em. Top Gear ran one of those smart cars into a concrete barrier at 70MPH and it seemed to hold up well, a semi may be a different story.

If safety were our top concern then we'd all be driving Volvos.
It passes a barrier test....but crash it with another car even it's own size and it is not very good. My wife is a crash test engineer and she will not buy one.
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a Semi can weigh up from 70 thousand pounds to 200k+ the f*ck if it wouldn't crumble if a truck that heavy drove over it. It's the size of a damn golf cart ffs.
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