View Full Version : A good reason not to drive a Smart car

08-05-2009, 01:50 PM
If you look closely, you can find the Smart car in the picture below. :eek:

08-05-2009, 01:57 PM
doesn't look like a smart

08-05-2009, 02:01 PM
And here I was all excited to get one...

08-05-2009, 02:06 PM
I guess that's a good reason to start driving a dump truck.

And smart cars have 3 lug wheels.

08-05-2009, 02:06 PM
Yeah, not sure anything short of a 1978 Ford LTD would have much chance in that one. Think a Beetle, Civic or Focus would have been much preferred? Yikes!

08-05-2009, 02:11 PM
I don't know how a 60 would have done there.

08-05-2009, 02:29 PM
As James Bingham has quipped, "In a Smart Car your ankles are the front crush zone and your ass is the rear crush zone." Looks like his comment is pretty spot on.

08-05-2009, 02:31 PM
Amsterdam, July 25, 2009 [DutchAmsterdam.nl] — Amsterdam police is deeply concerned about a new craze in which vandals toss parked cars from the Smart brand into the city’s canals.

The so-called ‘Smart tossing’ takes place mainly during the weekend, when many youths are out for a night on the town.
Smart car at Amsterdam canal
Smart car parked alongside Amsterdam canal.
Photo by Tinou Bao

According to locally-published newspaper De Telegraaf police has not wanted to publicize this form of vandalism for fear of copy-cat incidents. However, police officers are paying extra attention to Amsterdam’s canals, especially during the weekends.

The Smart cars are small enough to be parked with head or tail pointing to the water.

One man who parked his Smart car that way said police woken him with the message that his car had been pushed into the canal.

“Several weeks ago the same thing happened to my companion’s Smart,” Casper de Jong said. “In both cases the Smart was declared a total-loss.”

Alongside most canals a low guard rail helps prevent cars from taking a dip, but the Smart car is small enough to be lifted and tossed.

It is not clear how many Smart cars have been vandalized this way, but an employee of Smart Center Amsterdam confirmed the company has recently been confronted with it ‘a number of times.’

08-05-2009, 03:11 PM
that will buff right out....

Uncle Ben
08-05-2009, 03:16 PM
But there are many reasons to own one too!

Reason 1... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOgFPOG-fsY)

Reason 2 ..... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ1vosPBoG4&feature=related)

Reason 3.... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLtMh20qIp8&feature=related)

Reason 4... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5S1NAMnYKM&feature=related)

Reason PG-13... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ1vosPBoG4&feature=related)

08-05-2009, 03:20 PM
that's not a Smart Car. It has five-lug wheels.

I'm pretty sure the Smart Car has a cage design to protect the passengers. I also think I remember them doing a crash test with a barrier and it came out surprisingly well for such a small car. But then again it just deflected its own weight off the barrier, and didn't have to content with a large truck's weight.

08-05-2009, 04:13 PM
Reason 3.... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLtMh20qIp8&feature=related)

Reason 4... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5S1NAMnYKM&feature=related)

That is bad ass! The endo is frikin sweet!

you forgot the monster truck