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Old 10-20-2004, 09:55 PM   #16
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what type of turbo u planning of putting in there?
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:56 PM   #17
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Aren't u scared of getting hit.................especially if u drive a lot u will have chance of geting hit
The SMART car actually has a better crash rating than the BMW E36. You'd be surprised how strong and well designed that car is... Mercedes wouldn't sell it if it was unsafe.
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:56 PM   #18
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lmao...i bet u any money down the road empowered is gonna turbo that biatch or do some other insane engine work and make that thing a friggin bullet...and then do those donuts like in the mini video

whatta car

congrats on the buy!
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:00 PM   #19
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:05 PM   #20
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cool I think they are good cars, the only reason I don't like smart is because I don't like anything mercedes but that's nothing... Is the witing list long?
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:29 PM   #21
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Randy put xenons on it, get some rims, go to Brullen & get a custom exhaust, get MarkD to flash the ECU
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:31 PM   #22
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I just cant picture you driving somothing that has 40Hp!
On the other hand turbo diesels are very tunable
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:49 PM   #23
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i herd somewher that they have the same crash ratings as the E class benz. i want one. i got hooked on em in italy this summer, i espically like the roadster, but that wont come to NA anytime soon. would this car be practical for the winter though?
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:49 PM   #24
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What I really want to see is Randy autocrossing that car on the BMWCC course and whopping everyone else's ass especially the Mini Coopers who usually have the fastest times! Now that's what I want to see, haha!

And also I'd like to see the SMART car version to the old Mini Cooper auto-x video that's posted in the videos section

Hey Randy are you going to take it to the BMWCC DE event at Mosport?
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:59 PM   #25
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btw.. the official name is "smart" not "SMART"... or "Smart"... just thought I'd let you guys know.

as randy said... better crash ratings than the E36... even better crash ratings than the E-Class. The frame is designed to transfer the impact to the top / rear of the vehicle... instead of crushing the front.

Head on collission with an E-Class:




and the winner is?


smart!


want to change the color?.. buy different colored body panels and snap them on! It's like LEGO. Take a good look and you'll see why the crash ratings are so good... you're basically driving inside an very thick roll cage!


smart car's have some pretty cool and handy little options. For example... if you're too lazy to shift... the car will automatically shift-up when you hit redline. It will also automatically down-shift if you are going too slow for the current gear you're in. Not to mention anyone can drive manual... since it has an automatic clutch.

Benz moved a few of their handy features over to the smart car as well... such as the 1-touch turn signal. Give it a light touch and your signal will blink 3 times before turning off. (instead of having to hold it there.. or having to put it back to the 'off' position).. doesn't sound like a lot, but if you had it on your car... it'd be a nuisance when you have to go back to the old way. The car is very very slow to get up to highway speeds... (what is it?.. 17 seconds or so from 0-60MPH). However it has enough spunk for city driving without feeling left behind. While gas savings with a smart car seem really good... if you really look into the numbers, you can get a VW Jetta/Bora diesel and save the same amount on gas, and have a much more functional vehicle... but you'll also be paying more for it. But also remember that the gas tank on the smart car is so small you'll still be filling up every week with daily driving... you'll just be paying a lot less each time.

In all?... It really is a smart car to own and drive. Is it silly looking?... Yes, very. But I think it's just because it's new---I'm sure they're used to it in Europe already. Go check out Maranello Ferrari down on Steeles.. not too far from the weekly meets. There's one outside on the front lawn. The thing is TINY. I feel it looks kinda like a clown car. Interestingly enough... the smart car still gets more attention at car shows than ferrari's and lamborghini's... people just love to see and talk about this little thing.

Congrats Randy!

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Old 10-20-2004, 11:01 PM   #26
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Is there a window big enough for the Maxbimmer sticker?LOL!

Enjoy the ride and don't let a sarcastic comments bother you Randy.
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:12 PM   #27
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congrats randy!
guess the ride at the meet in the smart made up ur mind huh?

u better get a cool license plate!!
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:15 PM   #28
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:18 PM   #29
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Those are the wheels I want Miguel. They're kinda hard to find used, even on Europe's Ebay.

Christina, I already made my mind up before the drive at Woodbridge.

I was thinking of getting a personal plate: NOT SO or TOO DAMN
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:20 PM   #30
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haha, congrats randy...can't wait till february...youll see in the sightings section...
"Spotted Randy, slowly moving on the highway" lol!
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