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you can have the smart chipped for extra speed but one stipulation of that is that also the front wheels need to be changed for wider ones (the same as the back wheels). Which also involves bodywork modification as wheels cannot protrude out past the wheelarches - so not a cheap job.

 

I've driven one around a bit - but out of having no choice about what transport to use - and I hate it.

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Originally posted by Squiggs

you can have the smart chipped for extra speed but one stipulation of that is that also the front wheels need to be changed for wider ones (the same as the back wheels). Which also involves bodywork modification as wheels cannot protrude out past the wheelarches - so not a cheap job.

 

By the time all thats been paid for the owner could have bought a decent safer car in the first place.

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I think they're ugly with not enough room to swing a cat.... (Not that I swing cats :P ) But hey they're small enough for me to get in a parking space! (I think...) lol

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Originally posted by caprice

But hey they're small enough for me to get in a parking space! (I think...) lol

 

Should be easy enough considering the back window is right behind you..... :D

 

 

website to look at if anyones interested:-

 

http://www.thesmart.co.uk

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Originally posted by mojoworking

Anyone who takes a Smart Car on the motorway is asking for trouble. They don't really have the stability or power for sustained high speed driving.

 

If used as they were designed, however, they are perfect cars to drive around our congested city centres: small, nippy, easy to park and, as a bonus, they look great.

Why not, the old ford Anglias and minis manged to go down the M1 in the early 60s, smart cars should do it no trouble.

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Saw a Smart Roadster today, it looked very nice. If only they made a manual version I'd definately waste money on one.

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Originally posted by Cycleracer

Why not, the old ford Anglias and minis manged to go down the M1 in the early 60s, smart cars should do it no trouble.

 

Smart Cars have even smaller engines than the old minis and Anglias (only 600cc with only 3 cylinders). They have a higher centre of gravity and a shorter overall length.

 

Not a good recipe for 80mph in the fast lane of the M1 at 6pm on Friday night - with a strong crosswind and a 32 tonner up your arse!

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Just been in one ,seemed to drive ok there is plenty room inside ,I'm 6ft plenty room and at 75/80 mile per gallon diesel what more do you want and free road tax:D:D as for saftey they are as safe as most other cars

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The 5th gear program on TV did a crash test of one, and compared it with a conventional small car (maybe a corsa, but I'm not sure). They ran into an angled wall at high speed. The shell of the smart stood up well to the crash in comparison with the other car. However, as it was at such a high speed, the occupants would have been killed in either car. It did show the strength of the smart, though.

 

The above didn't address the stability of it, though.

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nowt wrong wi smart cars,comfortable driving position,ideal for gettin too an from work,not ideal for long motorways fair enough also very good on fuel aswell

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We had one for a year, hubby commuted from Rotherham to Google in it. At first we loved it, funky, cheap to run etc. However, he hated windy days when he said the car would drift across the lane on the M18. He found that lorries driving behind unnerved him as they were so close. It was also rubbish at hills and speed bumps. After a year we couldn't take any more and changed it. We'd never buy another.

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