Originally Posted by TheGovernment
I love the smart car dummys thinking it's so safe LMAO!! I've worked on 100's. What the morons fail to realize is that, a bumper from any regular sized truck it at head height. That means, if you hit a vehicle bigger than yours, it hits you square in the face. I own a hotrod shop that also does insurance work and have worked on tons over the years since Mercedes is right beside my shop. Ask someone thats been in a accident with another vehicle how much they love their smart car, that is, if they can still talk properly
Well, if the crumple zone is that strong, then that means there is nowhere for the energy of the impact to go, except into you.[/quote]
first off all yes a lot more energy is transferred to you during accident in smart car....or a Shelby cobra..or a fiat 500..or an indy car due to weight and size... the key here is in the name"crumple" zone... the front crumple zone on a smart car is design to fold inward and harden as more material gets folded up..all that folding and squishing that happens in the foot and a half of a crumple zone takes a LOT of energy reducing the amount of energy you absorb...in fact the smart get s a five star rating on both front and back and a three star rating on the sides
and really whats make a truck "average" cause the last time i checked my uncles 2009 f150 's bumper sit right under the window of the smart...dead center in the crumple zone...
yes no denying that in fact a smart sits low and many vehicles with give you the "pretty mouth treatment ..but it no different than the fiat 500..the mini cooper..the shelby cobra(2 star safety rating for the kit car remakes btw..).chevy corvette, or dodge viper
any lambo and Ferrari or even *gasp* the ford escort
so tell me why everyone picks on smart? because its not made in the usa? because your jealous of the 40mpg it gets on gas? the fact that you question your manhood every time you see a small car? please tell me mr "hotrod"
i have 5 years of auto body and auto tech working on everything from dodge challengers to peter built rigs to sand rails to street bikes..... i love horsepower ..but i also like things that just make sense. people have no solid reason why they hate on smart as a company...open your closed mind a lil it will get you far in life... now if its ok with everyone lets get back on topic or this thread will get locked/deleted... personally i feel like talking about more subsEdited by duhjuh - 12/16/12 at 1:26pm