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October 4th, 2004


So there are two versions of the smart cars coming to the US – although they’ll be a bit bigger than the smart cars sold abroad. Take a peek at the UK site. The cars themselves seem like great ideas: amazing gas mileage, great visibility, big-feeling interior, removable plastic panels on the outside (for customization)… my only concern is of course that the Hummer line of vehicles exists. These things are damned small.

There are obviously safety features in place – these cars are highly rated overseas – but I don’t know if I could shake the idea of running up against a big, honking SUV in it.

Posted in Cars

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday October 4, 2004 -- 8:40:03 am
I love the color on the rightmost smart car on the front page.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Monday October 4, 2004 -- 5:06:31 pm
With gas prices continuing to be on the rise, I think you'll have to worry about colliding with an SUV less and less. Besides, even in an SUV, the vehicles I most worry about colliding with are tractor trailers. Those suckers are big and not so stable--particularly on I-84 through Hartford, CT where the lanes are narrow and twisty.

FROM: redgotee1206
DATE: Wednesday October 6, 2004 -- 10:16:01 am
Those cars are sweet!! The roadster versions are the coolest... I never think about accidents when i drive... seems like a waste of energy - one that could lead to insanity and mild cases of agoraphobia

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