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Old 03-24-10, 09:52 AM
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Talking Car of the Future

Anyone see GM's city car of the future, LOL?
TowGuy, you could probably tow several of these at one time, ha-ha!

 
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Old 03-24-10, 09:57 AM
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Looks like an overgrown SuperSegway
 
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Old 03-24-10, 01:39 PM
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Hey, I had to tow a SmartCar last week; picked it up and seat-belted it into the passenger seat in the wrecker.
 
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If you got rear ended with any speed - would you be learning a new way to play shuffle board?
 
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Old 03-27-10, 06:17 AM
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It scares me to just look at that thing.

Don't know about street and sidewalk maintenance in you folks areas but I could see that thing hitting a misaligned paver or a slight pothole.
Those smiling faces would soon be looking at sidewalk dust!

It looks like a hockey helmet and mouth guard should be mandatory equipment.
 
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Old 03-27-10, 01:24 PM
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Anyone see GM's city car of the future
No wonder why they needed a $50 billion bailout!!!!
 
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Was just remembering some of the steep streets of San Francisco. Boy would that be scary going down hill. The center of gravity better be darn low.
 
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GM? You sure? After really looking at that picture...............
 
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Remember GM isn't GM anymore it's Government Motors now.
I can think of another infamous government made vehicle......the Yugo.
 
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I think I would feel safer going downhill in a 55 gallon barrel. that pic looks like an overgrown hamster exercise pen.
 
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Old 04-21-10, 11:59 AM
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Hey towguy, I was next to one of those a couple weeks ago while getting gas. I thought, GEE who would win in an accident, the Smart car or the Crown Vic. Of course it probably got close to 3X the gas mileage of my car.
 
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I think it was more than 25 years ago, I was still married and my wife drove to see a "healer" once a week. The trip was about 100 miles each way so she insisted on getting a Rabbit diesel because of the "50 mpg mileage rate.

Well, the car did indeed get that mileage but the expense was that it was a cramped and underpowered POS. After she totaled it (don't ask) she rented a mid-size Buick one week for the trip. When she got home she stated, "You know, mileage isn't the most important thing after all."
 
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The Smart car from Germany is definitely made for future cities. I saw one yesterday at a shopping center lot. It was parked cross-ways adjacent to a handicapped space. - It did have a handicapped plate, but apparently did not want the common "door banging".

The biggest volume small low cost car will be the Tata Nano that is only available in India and SE Asia. - 4 doors, reasonable size with AC available for about $3000. Will not be available in the U.S. because the company has enough sales and financially strong enough based on its ultra high sales of everything from construction, cement, electronics, heavy construction equipment and everything else. They bailed out Ford when they bought Jaguar and Rover for many, many billions in cash. - They probably could have bought out GM or Chrysler, but they avoid being tied to the U.S. economy and concentrate on other better options.

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If this is the future of the automobile I'd rather ride my bicycle.
It will never catch on.......
 
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I would love to reaquire a 71 Chevy stepside pickup I had back in the day if that is the future vehicle. I could easily own the road with that truck. It had a nice mean looking front end on it
 
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Just happened to see 3 of the expensive "Smartcars" today and I had not seen any for about more than a month. - It must be a sign of spring.
 
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