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Old 04-29-2009, 01:40 PM   #76
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Yall should stop stressing over how safe a vehicle is and start living life to enjoy it not be terrified with what if's. Aren't a lot of you the same people who said the new generations are being babied drinking quadruple filtered bottled water playing with only saftey approved toys? Kinda the same boat. FWIW I'm not attacking anyone or anything just saying this argument is kinda contradictory of itself in a way.
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Yall should stop stressing over how safe a vehicle is and start living life to enjoy it not be terrified with what if's. Aren't a lot of you the same people who said the new generations are being babied drinking quadruple filtered bottled water playing with only saftey approved toys? Kinda the same boat. FWIW I'm not attacking anyone or anything just saying this argument is kinda contradictory of itself in a way.
I don't think anyone in this thread is "terrified with what if's". If anyone chooses to put themselves in harmsway by getting inside one of these "Smart" cars, so be it. Thinning of the heard.

It amazes me the number of people that post up on these threads saying to chill out and relax when they have nothing else to say. These threads are here to debate, argue, and possibly open your eyes to how others may see a situation differently than you. It's all entertainment. Chill out man!
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I'm perfectly calm and collected. I was just pointing out that yall were arguing about something you usually wouldn't. I mean the vette is made outta plastic, I wouldn't call it a "safe vehicle" either. I mean.. if you want to follow the same path maybe everyone should just avoid the outdoors, public water systems and any products made by anyone but themselves. I hear theres some sort of swine flu epidemic that could wipe out the entire globe going on right now. Or what if you got struck by lightning on the way to your pillow padded bubble car of ultimate safety?

I see the point that a tiny smart car vs most of america's vehicles doesn't give you very good odds, but neither do a lot of activities we do in life when you look at it that way.

At any rate I'm not trying to ruin any fun I was just poking around and stirring the pot.

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At any rate I'm not trying to ruin any fun I was just poking around and stirring the pot.

Ain't it fun!!!!????

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Ain't it fun!!!!????

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Well, I just happen to believe that they are actually safer than anything on the road today including armored cars.

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This thread just won't die!!!
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Let's put them in perspective. They are built in Europe. I was in Germany two years ago and all the cars were small, and the smart didn't look so small in comparison. One day a C6Z came down the street and it looked like a monster compared to most of the cars!

Now, import them into North America, and it is a whole different story.


Just the same, I wouldn't drive one.
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i'm sure they have to meet some sort of safety standard that the Government deems appropriate. it has to pass a squirrel impact test. and it cant be any worse than the yugo. neighbor hit a deer with one of those, what a mess, the police let the deer keep the car
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i'm sure they have to meet some sort of safety standard that the Government deems appropriate. it has to pass a squirrel impact test. and it cant be any worse than the yugo. neighbor hit a deer with one of those, what a mess, the police let the deer keep the car
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I'm sure all the motorcycle fatalities would've rather been in in a Smart car if they had a second chance.

I'm not buying into the "motorcycle is agile enough to avoid the accident most of the time" theory...and I've been riding for 35+ years.
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I'm sure all the motorcycle fatalities would've rather been in in a Smart car if they had a second chance.

I'm not buying into the "motorcycle is agile enough to avoid the accident most of the time" theory...and I've been riding for 35+ years.
Yeah? Ok then.
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I'm sure all the motorcycle fatalities would've rather been in in a Smart car if they had a second chance.

I'm not buying into the "motorcycle is agile enough to avoid the accident most of the time" theory...and I've been riding for 35+ years.
I agree with you... it all depends on the rider... and most of them couldn't avoid a rock.
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I agree with you... it all depends on the rider... and most of them couldn't avoid a rock.
So now we're comparing the inadequate riding abilities of some motorcylce operators to the safety or lack there of with a Smart car???? Way to spin.

Smart cars are not safe nor smart.
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