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Old 05-29-2005, 07:46 PM
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A picture I thought might amuse some of you- Smart parked next to my E300D out back

(the car at the far back is a Renault I think btw)

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Old 05-29-2005, 07:52 PM
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Is it yours? What do you think of it?

I've begun thinking that here in the USA I need 2 vehicles. One for scooting about town for groceries and such. It should get good mileage and park easy. The other is a highway cruiser. It should be big and heavy (I love inertial) yet handle well. It should be comfortable for 2-6 hrs of driving.

The worst case would be the opposite: Big and heavy for in town and small and light on the interstate. I'd need my own pet chiropracter.

What do ya'll think?
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Old 05-30-2005, 06:20 AM
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Is it yours? What do you think of it?
hehe- nah, it's not mine thankfully... though I'm sure it's nice and easy to park. You sometimes see them parked sideways in London (like a motorcycle).

A big heavy tank can be useful around town- I was in a small car (A-class) the other week and you don't get no respect!
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Old 05-30-2005, 09:00 AM
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Cool. I'd like to have a smart as well. These days I ride my bike with kid in tow.
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Old 05-30-2005, 09:29 AM
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Gawd, yes! But if I couldn't fit an SDL in my garage, what about a Fleetwood? I'd have to put a hinge in the middle and park it like a pretzel.
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Old 05-30-2005, 09:48 AM
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A picture I thought might amuse some of you- Smart parked next to my E300D out back

(the car at the far back is a Renault I think btw)
Hey chazola, what does the plate mean in the rear side window that you have?
Ive seen a modded vw jetta with a "BADGER 5" plates before
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Old 05-30-2005, 06:55 PM
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Hey chazola, what does the plate mean in the rear side window that you have?
I'd like to say it means something really cryptic, but it's a bit of a joke from where I grew up in the countryside- where the badger is a bit of an icon and there's a rather good local brewery called 'Badger'
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Old 05-30-2005, 08:10 PM
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I guess encryption is in the eye of the beholder.

Why is a badger an icon?

Why the numeral '2'?

Dast I ask...what does the beer taste like?
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Old 05-30-2005, 09:54 PM
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If you really want a Smart, it's not impossible to import one. Mark Cummins has one. In his garage. They are even smaller when you see one in person.
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Old 05-30-2005, 10:33 PM
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I can see some soccer mom yaking on their phone crushing one of those with their Ford Excursion and thinking they hit a pothole.
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I would like to have a smart. I rode my bicycle around the Los Angeles area for years. Driving a car that small here in the desert would be no problem.
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Old 05-31-2005, 06:52 AM
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Why is a badger an icon?
It's just an image that's used often to represent the countryside where I'm from originally- one of the most common forms of wildlife and 'cute' too I guess...

The '2' came from '1' looking too much like 'I'

The beer is great actually- They do a good range of Ales including some nice fruity-style ones for those of you who like Belgian beer.
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:05 AM
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It's just an image that's used often to represent the countryside where I'm from originally- one of the most common forms of wildlife and 'cute' too I guess...

The '2' came from '1' looking too much like 'I'

The beer is great actually- They do a good range of Ales including some nice fruity-style ones for those of you who like Belgian beer.
I liked ABC Best Bitter.....but we can't get that on this side of the pond.

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