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    Smart car spotted in STL today.

    where do people get these things, they are so tiny that i could never expect them to survive any sorta crash.

    anyway here it is
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    I've seen a few in IL already.

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    Ya, i've seen a couple around the Pittsburgh area as well.
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    I drove one around sac over a year ago.
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    but can you buy one at a dealer or is it some strange grey market deal.

    thats the part im confused with.

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    I just don't get this drifting thing, why would I spend money to put a car in the wall for a bunch of stupid 16 year olds with dreams of fast and Furious?

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    The one pictured is an older model, which means that it was probally imported from Canada. The newer ones which are supposed to be on sale sometime in the 1st quater of 08 in the US are running around. Either from one of the "smart tours" http://smartusa.com/smart-usa-on-tour.aspx or from someone that is most likely gonna be a distributer. So... officially they are not for sale here yet, but supposedly soon.

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    can they even go on the freeway? i'd be too worried to anyway.
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    You see those things all over here in Seattle (hippie central). My neighbor has one with a lovely little rainbow sticker across the back window...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRDSC400 View Post
    You see those things all over here in Seattle (hippie central). My neighbor has one with a lovely little rainbow sticker across the back window...
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    I've seen tons around here.

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    The FORD dealership I used to work at had 5 Smart cars. There were a blast to drive if you weren't concerned with going 100mph. Although you can get close! The one in the picture is the same model we had. The owner of the dealership bought them as a sort of a "Get rich quick" skeem that didn't pan out at all. 3 cyl. turbo's are kinda fun with the sequential trans. Although he was trying to get $30k for them which wasn't going to fly. I'm glad I don't work there anymore..... Anywayz sorry for the long post. I belive this model is called the "Passion".
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    I believe Roger Penske owns the SMART distribution rights in the US, but Smart is actually owned by Mercedes Benz. I got on the list to drive the new models last year, and although impressive in design and a pretty solid inner city commuter car, they are a bit scary on the highway. They get sucked and blown around by cross winds and semi's pretty easily. I can see where these would be nice in the city, but def. would have to avoid higway driving in them. The safety cage is pretty innovated, so I don't think folks will have too much to worry about regarding getting in a wreck.
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    look fun the price Ive seen them listed for seems a bit steep though

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    i wonder if i could fit into one of thoes ?
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    Easy. They have plenty of room for driver/passenger. Although there is slim to null space to store crap, on the passion model at least. Behind the seats in the "Hatch" there is only room for maybe two bags of groceries. I'm 6' and about 230, had no problems fitting into it. Out salesman was about 6'3" and he had no problem either.
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    they are actually not that small. I think they are full of suck.

    now a peel trident p50 thats small

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