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SMART Car coming to USA

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by One Stop Customs, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. One Stop Customs

    One Stop Customs Senior Member

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    Two cars I have always wanted to have in my possession, a 1964 mini-cooper, 100% original with all the rally lights. Second, a smart car, they're small, and uhm... cute LOL... I just want them to sit in my backyard as "cute" toys LOL

    Anyway, they are coming to the USA and asking price is $15,000, 55 mpg and runs @ 85 mph with a 3 cylinder turbo charged rear mounted engine... Can you say Smart should be fun? The le'cabriolet is in the $20,000's...

    so 15-23 is the asking price... :D

    make one into a drifter hahaha
     
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    Smarts have always been available in the US. Same with the Megas.

    There are communities in like.. Arizona... That are so gated, exclusive and self-contained that they sell their pre-fab houses with Smarts in the garage.

    It's for getting around the private neighborhoods to the private neighborhood grocery stores and movie cinemas.. etc.

    -> Steve
     
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    hey, I never saw them here in the USA, i.e. arizona, but I believe you... If you have $$$ why not bring them? Now they are going to be available to everyone, I thought that was pretty cool...
     
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    That little targa top one's kinda cool lookin'.
     
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    kinda expensive for a car the size of a festiva no?
     
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    that sucker looks cool man LOL

    I thought this review was funny...

    LA times:
    The Smart City Coupe--a Neon-colored iPod of personaly mobility... measuring a stumpy 8 feet long, the 2 seat, ovoid runabout is 4 feet shorter than a mini cooper. It can actually part perpendicular to the curb... Less than 5 feet wide, its a half-foot narrower than a Chevy Aveo, tips the scale @ 1,749 lbs. THe smart weighs a 1/4 of what a hummer H2 weighs...


    I thought that was funny, the cars they compared it too...

    Shit @ 1749 lbs, put a k20 engine on the bitch and lighten up the car even more hahaha... SUPER SPEED RACER!!! LOL
     
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    much more cool looking than a festiva though, plus it has a turbo and rwd LOL with a 6 speed sequential transmission... dual airbags, etc...

    It actually did better than a mercedes S class in a crash test... Aluminum steel beam reinforced car...
     
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    Thats actually a LOT heavier than I would think. an 89 CRX HF is like 1800lbs or something....

    Also, I would prefer to have a CRX. Similar gas milage, more trunk space, and far sexier :p
     
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    I've been researching this company since reading this thread...


    And this car is AWESOME. I'm going to a MB dealer tonight to line up for one.

    -> Steve

    They have a Brabus edition of the Coupe hatch... Totally killer.
     
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    The transmission is the MB shift-me-or-shift-me-not, like what's found in the Unimog. Complete with clutch pedal.


    -> Steve
     
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    If any part of it is similar to the Unimog, then it's automatically cool.

    Unimog for teh win!
     
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    i wonder how tall people like me would fit in a car like that

    o and that red 1 looks like a targa rx-8
     
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    The crx is BIGGER than those smart cars, lol
     
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    If I could fit in one, I would seriously consider buying one in a year or so. I'll have to go check them out when they become widely available.
     
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    Same amount of space in a first gen MR2


    Which isn't much, lemme tell ya.

    -> Steve
     
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    hmm... probably we tall people will be able to fit for the simple reason that the seats are high... I dunno... lol
     
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    Hmm, with the roadster coming out maybe i wont have to try and bring a cappuccino back from japan with me.
     
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    I want one. The Cappucino is cool too. :thumbsup:
     
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    what's the cappuccino? You aren't refering about the drink are you?
     
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