Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by m3m750, May 24, 2007.
I rather have a mini
I have enough toys.
This amuses me and will get better gas mileage than my bike on my 45 mile (one way) commute.
Yep, Smart for Two Passion Cabriolet, which is an awfully big name for such a small car...
does your commute involve highway driving or surface streets...
whats the mileage on that beast!
Commute is all highway. I'd have to slit my wrists otherwise (or I guess moving could be an option).
They still haven't posted MPG numbers on the website. I've seen claims from 40 to 60.
God help you if you get in a freeway accident in that thing.
If said accident involves an SUV, I dare say even God won't be of much use though.
I bet a mini will amuse you more. I would be afraid to drive this thing on the highway.
That might not be so bad in an accident if it's able to riccochet (ie, not squashed between) away from the collision. Any idea how much it weighs?
It has a well designed crash structure to protect the passenger cabin. I'd much rather get in a freeway accident with the Smart than with the bike in my AV...
Well at least you're not compensating for smaller genitals.
I bet you're wrong...
If this was going to be my only car, or even my primary car I'd probably agree with you on the Mini, it's a great balance of performance and economy. Since it's not, I don't need to make that compromise and can get this purely for the economy and whimsy value.
I have other cars for that...
I've seen crash tests of the SMART car. It doesn't matter how well-designed it is, you will lose your legs if you get in a crash on the freeway.
Well it's your money but this thing is gay as shit and I'm sure you will relize that after having it for a while. If I lived in Paris or some city in Italy were I do all city driving I would consider this but for the American Roads it does not make sence. How much is this thing?
Do you have a link? Everything I've found shows the car does a pretty good job of protecting the passenger compartment.
Yeah, 'cause the Mini just screams "straight"
the cabriolet should start around 17k.
Again, this won't be my primary car, just something I take to work once a week or sol. Especially days when I have to go into LA and worry about parking...
Its a very interesting design. I like the car for what it is and I think you will probably enjoy it for what you are using it for. Good buy.
17gs for just a car you take to work once a week. Just drop the coin in to somthing with a return.
You have a Elise a porsche and a nice ducati. Why bother adding this expense.
I don't know man it's like a gulf cart
I like cars. Especially cars that are somewhat unique. At 17k, this is a fairly cheap way to feed my habit. If I actually made this my DD it would pay for itself in gas saving (my current DD is an S4 Avant which gets about 17mpg). Realistically speaking though, I won't want to commute in this every day.
Post pictures when you get it please I'd like to see real pics of the interior.
17k is entirely too much for this thing. I'd rather pimp a Fit or Yaris for less.
17k is for the cabriolet. The base model starts at 12k.