Last post on Apr 18, 2011 at 11:24 AM
You are in the Smart Car
What is this discussion about?
smart formore, smart fortwo, Hatchback
#585 of 594 Re: small [priggly]
Aug 17, 2010 (9:12 am)
Nope not a Gorite. But come back in 20 years and I bet your opinion will have changed.
#586 of 594 Word to the wise -
Oct 23, 2010 (9:45 am)
In essence, the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) crash test results confirm the fundamental laws of Physics – when two vehicles are accelerating at the same rate, the one with a bigger mass exerts more force (F = m * a). In short, if a Cadillac Escalade collides head-on with a Smart Fortwo, most likely the Smart driver would suffer more injury than the Escalade driver. For vehicles (and among other things), size matters.
Still, in an accident, "the laws of physics can't be repealed," said Russ Rader of the Arlington, Va.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. "Even with modern safety features like multiple air bags, people in small, light cars are always at a disadvantage in crashes."
#587 of 594 RE: Word to the Wise
Mar 15, 2011 (9:04 am)
Yes, yes, most if not all people who drive cars are aware of said laws.
But you know I hear this all the time, and once had a guy with a Honda Gold Wing tell me he wouldn't drive a smart as they aren't safe. Now that was a riot. Be honest there are a lot of small cars on the road, not to mention a lot of high powered fiber glass cars on the road, so the issue isn't just a smart issue. I just wish that people would recognize that this is an issue for all small cars and not just harp on the smart car.
Just my 1 million turkish lira.
#588 of 594 Re: Word to the wise - [priggly]
Mar 15, 2011 (3:59 pm)
Show me the bodies...Over 40,000 Smarts sold in America in the last 3 years and only 4 fatalities in Smarts... That is better survival rate than an average motor vehicle...Mercedes design and engineering trumps American common sense...
#589 of 594 Re: Word to the wise - [stout7735]
Apr 17, 2011 (3:12 pm)
My friend, nothing trumps American common sense, least of all Mercedes engineering (or lack thereof).
#590 of 594 Re: Word to the wise - [priggly]
Apr 17, 2011 (7:08 pm)
Don't talk smack, when American engineering built such gems as exploding Ford Pintos and "lethal at any speed crash" Ford F-150s...
Apr 18, 2011 (10:31 am)
Let's not let this turn into a personal beef please.
#592 of 594 Re: Word to the wise - [stout7735]
Apr 18, 2011 (11:24 am)
YA, don't talk about Toyota, Nissan, or mitsubishi to start.