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  • #3388
    Blisschick
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    I saw my very first Smart Car today! Holy shit! Those things are TINY! It was a red rag-top, and the guy looked like he had to have the car painted around him to get in it. If he sneezed, it would all be over.

    Q: How in the hell did four grown men, in costume, with the seats removed, fit in the car? Somehow it seems do defy logic, kind of like a clown car.

    #97198
    Mnoooah
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    It’s… a CARDIS.

    Thank you. *bows*

    #97199
    Blisschick
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    LMAO!!! You win this year’s Smart Ass Award. The answer was so obvious, I should have thought of that myself.

    #97201
    Mnoooah
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    I am so goddamn proud of myself right now. Although I couldn’t have done it without you.

    #97202
    Blisschick
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    You are so very welcome. You deserve to pat yourself on the back.

    #97203
    Mnoooah
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    Seriously though, we can only conclude that they took off kryten’s legs and reattached them after.

    #97209
    Muzzy
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    Also they mentioned in the Making Of that they took out the seats to make it easier for them to fit in.

    #97211
    Muzzy
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    Damn you already mentioned seats removed. Ignore me >_<

    #97210
    Carlito
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    I’m 6’4″, about 18st (not really fat, pretty big built, wide frame etc) and I used to drive a Smartcar and I found it roomier than most other cars I’ve driven.

    Of course, there’s only one of me and four of them, but my point is those who imagine them to be tiny would be surprised. I bloody loved the car too… it was semi-automatic with gear paddles on the steering wheel, and nippy as fuck. Okay, you couldn’t get it much above 90mph but you could get it there rather quickly.

    Not so nice to drive on the motorway though. Took it from Bridgend, South Wales to Milton Keynes and back one time… thought I was gonna die. That, or blow away in the wind.

    #97218
    ChrisM
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    It’s difficult to appreciate how small it is on the box. When I went to Berkeley square I was amazed. (Easily fascinated, I guess.) It must have been a pain for Robert in the Kryten get up. (Although that wasn’t as bulky as I’d imagined either.)

    #97220
    Mnoooah
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    To my deep dismay, just thought of that infamous shot of Craig feeding Frankenstien. Wait for it….

    EVERYTHING LOOKS BIGGER ON TV.

    #97221
    Blisschick
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    My best friend works in downtown Houston, and she said she sees them on the freeway all the time. I cannot even imagine being in that kind of traffic in something that small with all the trucks, SUV’s, and semis on the road here. Y’know Texans and our mentality for big, gas-guzzling vehichles…

    >thought I was gonna die. That, or blow away in the wind.

    This.

    My husband said that one of his client’s son drives one. They guy said that he loves it, but the only drawback is that now everyone thinks he’s gay for owning one. He said the laugh is on them, because he can go for a couple of weeks without having to fill up again.

    #97227
    Carlito
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    They’re bloody handy when you need to park too.

    #97253
    Zombie Jim Undead
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    > I?m 6?4?, about 18st (not really fat, pretty big built, wide frame etc) and I used to drive a Smartcar and I found it roomier than most other cars I?ve driven.

    This! I am of the exact same proportions. Never driven one but my brother used to own one and I was often the passenger. Crikey, there is a shiteload of leg room in them. Really surprising.

    #97286
    ChrisM
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    But that’s cos they’re a 2 seater. No imagine pulling the front seats forward to cram in two other blokes…

    It’s actually quite a nice looking car though innit? When I told my mate about Carbug he seemed to think Smart cars were pretty awful things. Not sure why. It’s certainly not a small car thing as he has one of those ‘new style’ minis.

    #97305
    hummingbird
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    They’re cute cars. Not sure I’d buy one though, they’re hardly practical.

    #97310
    mick
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    It has also been well documented (and proven practically and dramatically on 5th Gear) that in a crash, although the inner framework survives very well and keeps the passengers outwardly unharmed, the massive deceleration forces cause much more internal damage to the occupants.
    5th Gear’s crash test also concluded that in an average motorway smash all the occupants would be killed where passengers in larger vehicles with big crumple zones would survive.

    Anyway, I can’t really comment on vehicle safety, I drive this:

    Bethany the 2cv

    #97313
    Ben Paddon
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    Citroen 2CV! I love those things. My Mum had one when I was a kid. Absolutely loved it.

    #97501
    Carlito
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    But I hear the Smartcar frames are really strong so if you have a head-on collision (at normal, non-motorway speeds), you have a good chance of being okay… but as for side on, deary me. There are no frames, all you’ve got are the plastic panels and the doors. Would NOT like to be involved in a side-on impact in a Smart. You’d be deader than flares.

    > Not sure I?d buy one though, they?re hardly practical.

    Depends on your circumstances. If you need a big car to carry luggage etc, if you’ve got a family or tend to often have more than 2 people in your car, or if you do a lot of motorway travel then they’re not. But if you only use your car to zip about town, then they’re brilliant and very cheap on fuel, and very rarely break down (although tyres are expensive as fuck). So easy to nip into a parking space you wouldn’t even attempt in a normal sized car.

    If I had the money to run two cars, I would certainly consider a Smartcar as a “backup” to my main car. Perfect little runarounds.

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