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Old 07-22-2014, 12:09 AM
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Smart v S Class

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smart fortwo vs. S-Class - crash test - YouTube
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:48 AM
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I was expecting the smart to be shoved backwards at the very least. A whole lot of the energy went into the crumple zones - quite impressive - so long as both cars have those zones!

Each vehicle was travelling at 50km/h - 30 mph - serious damage ensues at these "low speeds"
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:37 AM
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I never was seriously interested in an S-class until a pickup hit me head on while I was sitting at a stop sign. Now I might actually buy a big car. Defensive driving isn't enough anymore. You have been warned.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:30 AM
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The smart did very well!
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:38 AM
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If they'd allow us to get the diesels here, I'd drive one.

I have a regular customer whose brother is a dealer in Canada so he (the customer) has a Smart diesel with dealer plates on it here in CT. He gets 70+ MPG with it.
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:16 AM
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I just can't stomach how Smarts look.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:18 AM
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They applied some "creative" editing to that video to make the Smart look better. For example you don't get to see the Smart come to a complete stop in its final resting position.

Here's what S class vs Smart car really looks like without the fancy editing.

Another one, C class vs Smart.

All the safety equipment in the world can't change physics. The passengers of the Smart car will experience much higher G loads than the passengers of the S class or even C class.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:21 AM
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I'm not understanding. Did it say that the Smart was significantly lower when it came to forces on the bodies in the car?
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:36 AM
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I never was seriously interested in an S-class until a pickup hit me head on while I was sitting at a stop sign. Now I might actually buy a big car. Defensive driving isn't enough anymore. You have been warned.
My next car will be smaller. Why? Because screw what the worry-warts and safety-nancies think.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:41 AM
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My next car will be bigger. Why? Because **** all.

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Old 07-22-2014, 10:49 AM
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My next car will be bigger. Why? Because **** all.

It's your gas money ... and have fun driving a UPS truck!
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:53 AM
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My next car will be smaller. Why? Because screw what the worry-warts and safety-nancies think.
Screw this, fawk that isn't really a logical reason. More like talking tough. OTOH, if there was some science behind it, fair enough.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:55 AM
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My next car will be bigger. Why? Because **** all.

I would. They aren't paying so they have no opinion you have to listen to. If Dad is buying me a car, I will take his input seriously. If you aren't paying for it, why is your opinion important? If you have some scientific information, it goes up a notch. Otherwise it is an opinion and everyone has one.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:56 AM
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It's your gas money ... and have fun driving a UPS truck!
And if he can afford it, he can drive the Weinermobile for all I care. Not our business.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:51 AM
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I never was seriously interested in an S-class until a pickup hit me head on while I was sitting at a stop sign. Now I might actually buy a big car. Defensive driving isn't enough anymore. You have been warned.
My current car hits the scales at 4,400 lb., and that's just fine with me. Too many F-250's running around to futz around with something so stupid as a Smart.
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