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    Smart Car crash Video Amazing!!!!

    Ive wanted a Smart car since they came out in 98 in Europe, small good mpg and I love the style and yes safe the crash video I posted up is from 70mph into a concrete wall. Gotta love mercedes design.

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    Re: Smart Car crash Video Amazing!!!!

    If anyone wants to dl the full show it is Fifth Gear, Season 6, Episode 4, OAD 01.Nov.2004

    Other than that segment it was a poor episode though.

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    Re: Smart Car crash Video Amazing!!!!

    That was very interesting, quite a tough little vehicle, but I do wonder what it would be like if they actually crashed it head on. (If you watch closely in the video, they do wind up steering it so that it hits on the drivers-side front corner, rather than dead-on in front.)

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    Re: Smart Car crash Video Amazing!!!!

    I still wouldn't drive one.
    And I didn't drive one in Europe either.

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    Re: Smart Car crash Video Amazing!!!!

    I owned one for a year, and I loved it. I was never in an accident with it, and probably wouldn't want to be.

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    Re: Smart Car crash Video Amazing!!!!

    Oh, they've done numerous crash tests with the Smart, especially those simulating the most probable accident- a head-on crash with another car. I remember one instance when they've put the Smart against the S-Klasse (a big and safe car indeed), and the dummies travelling in the Smart well more or less as well off as those travelling in the Merc. So this really IS a safe car.

    Anyway, most small cars made in Europe nowadays are really safe. The same even applies to the small Renault Twingo, which is around for more than ten years now. They've crashed it against the Laguna (the first car to get five-star Euro NCAP ranking, a midsize berline), and the outcome was similar as above - Twingo's dummies were shanken, but not stirred

    Which does not mean, of course, that I would like to be in an accident in ANY car.

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    Re: Smart Car crash Video Amazing!!!!

    hahaha that was funny. i still wouldnt drive one. didnt think it will be that safe i thought it would look like a crushed pop can. but wut happens if u got hit from the side. then ure screwed
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    Re: Smart Car crash Video Amazing!!!!

    f=ma

    with half the mass of a small midsizer, the smart car only needs to survive half the forces applied to it in a crash with a concrete wall.

    also, due to the offset nature of the concrete barrier, the car is deflected to the side, and much (or some) of the impact force is spent on the redirection, and is not absorbed by the vehicle, or its safety cage.

    if the smart gets hit on the side, i would expect the safety cage to hold up well, and the car to go for a good long ride in a lateral direction. i hope its got side curtains!

    on edit: the one thing to consider tho, is that because the car has no crumple zones, the car has no real capacity to absorb the impact energy and slow the deceleration of it and its passengers. so its gonna hurt like a mother.
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    Re: Smart Car crash Video Amazing!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bravada
    Oh, they've done numerous crash tests with the Smart, especially those simulating the most probable accident- a head-on crash with another car. I remember one instance when they've put the Smart against the S-Klasse (a big and safe car indeed), and the dummies travelling in the Smart well more or less as well off as those travelling in the Merc. So this really IS a safe car.

    Anyway, most small cars made in Europe nowadays are really safe. The same even applies to the small Renault Twingo, which is around for more than ten years now. They've crashed it against the Laguna (the first car to get five-star Euro NCAP ranking, a midsize berline), and the outcome was similar as above - Twingo's dummies were shanken, but not stirred

    Which does not mean, of course, that I would like to be in an accident in ANY car.
    its like a little bullet, using the other cars crumple zones to stop itself.

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    Re: Smart Car crash Video Amazing!!!!

    I Didn't Know That Car Could Go 70 Mph

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    Re: Smart Car crash Video Amazing!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns
    its like a little bullet, using the other cars crumple zones to stop itself.
    But what if it crashes into an older car that doesn't have crumple zones?

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    Re: Smart Car crash Video Amazing!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CarShark
    But what if it crashes into an older car that doesn't have crumple zones?
    then itll be just like in the test, but the guy in the other car would brobably get more injured.

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    Re: Smart Car crash Video Amazing!!!!

    I Really like these cars a friend of mine has one that is chiped and it is actually quite enjoyable to drive (Except for the on and off throttle when changing gears) and seems roomy until you turn around and look out the back window and notice how little room there is behind the seats.

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    Re: Smart Car crash Video Amazing!!!!

    i want to see a Crash test, where this and an Excursion crash, Face to Face.

    oh and i wanna see a Prius getting owned by an Excursion.

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    Re: Smart Car crash Video Amazing!!!!

    its amazing what you can do with an egg (invented by God) shaped car.
    i want to see a geely buy the farm against, say, a mack truck.

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