Discussion in 'Photo Forum' started by EvoScort, Sep 20, 2004.
Sorry for the bad pic.
Uh well the bad pic is just black... Whats the cardomain site?
It looks like a SMART.
Mercedes-Benz Smart Brand
0.8 Liter Inline3 Diesel
74 lb-ft torque
top speed of 120 KM/H
2.5 Meters long
I think swatch is in on it too
My dad has a cute scale model of one of these. Parallel park ANYWHERE!
yeah but you can say goodbye to the world if you ever run into an accident...
it passed the same crash tests as all the other cars on the road. I think there are bigger bumpers on the North American version than in that pic there. Sure, maybe the smallest car is the least safe for slamming head on into a concrete wall at 100mph, but the Escort ain't much better than a Smart, or even worse, what with the standards being better today, and the Smart having ESP.
All I have to say to that is newton's third law. A little physics will prove that statement wrong.
I don't know what statement you're talking about, but I already said that the smallest car is likely the least crashworthy. I wasn't disagreeing with Electronikal's post. I only meant that the 2nd gen Escort is not much bigger, and the standards were less stringent when it was built than what the Smart has to meet. For one thing, there was a major side impact addition for the 97 model year. I'm guessing, in terms of NHTSA crash test standards, that there are lots of other things too, like roof strength and seat srength, that any new car has to have that an early 90s Escort doesn't have. So there's a chance the Smart might be better in some specific crash than a 2nd gen Escort. The Smart also attempts to make up for its tinyness by having things to help prevent a crash rather than surviving one, like ESP and ABS and TC. It also happens to have a very high rollover threshold. And like I said, it is longer than in that Euro pic because it'll have U.S. bumpers. IIRC it also will have a wider track.
I was just basically saying"why rag on the little thing when what you have might be as bad?" or "don't try to remove the splinter from your brother's eye until you've checked out the rafter in yours." type thing.
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