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      05-05-2010, 06:45 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by 13Kings View Post
How safe is the smart car in comparison to many of its competitors.
Everyone's problem with the Smart Fortwo is that it can't survive a head-on collision with a semi without a scratch. Of course, nothing else can, but it really seems to come up a lot when you drive a Smart.

Everyone ignores that they're made for city commuting, where they're typically driven around 30-40 mph around cars of similar size, rather than playing chicken on the interstate.

They also ignore the fact that the Smart was on sale in Europe for 10 years before it got here, and we haven't heard reports of thousands of crash deaths due to their size before these death-traps were unleashed here.