Can't you read?
I said the tiny Dumb/Smart car doesn't meet even my basic urban needs.
My basic need come well before fuel mileage- PERIOD!
A golf pro at my golf course owns one. He carries his golf clubs in the
passenger seat. Now how would my wife and I go to play golf in one?
You sound like the dummies that have been trying to run Chrysler into
the ground over the last number of years.
The Smart will sell in the USA as in Canada. To very select markets and
mostly to inner city businesses who like to place advertising on it.
It won't make money unless it is manufactured in China.
Should I have two Smarts? One for me and one for my wife.
You'd be dumb enough for that approach.
normal size cars.
How much is Mercedes giving you to push a car I wouldn't buy if I was
still a team ager going to school.
Cars from China are coming soon, the Smart is so overpriced and poorly
equipped it doesn't stand a chance. Imagine sitting by the side of the
road patching a tire, if you pay extra for the patching kit!
I don't live in the USA.
A local car reporter got the Smart car right on.
He said: "Great little car for two people with brief cases commuting a
few inner city miles to the office, but a far better solution for them
would be to take a bus".
V-for-Vendicar turned on the Etch-A-Sketch and wrote:
Ahh a Windows luser...
...from Canada (the 51st state)...
...okay, that explains your aggression. You're using an inferior
virus-riddled operating system (from America) and are just jealous.
In any case, I hope to have this truck for a while. My first truck lasted 10
year and 120K miles. My second (GMC Jimmy) lasted six years and 150K miles.
(Along the way, I ran into several people with GM trucks over 30 years
But back to the real discussion. You seem to be hell-bent on people like me
dumping a perfectly fine truck for some sardine can. Let's take a look at
my day, and how apt it would have been to own such a sardine can.
I started off by taking my family to church. So, the four of us piled into
the truck. We could've taken the Saturn, but opted for the comfort of the
Smart Car? Nope. No seating for the rugrats.
Okay, after church rugrat junior and I took off to Lowes. I was building
some stairs in the back slope to get up to an apple tree I planted back in
December. We bought about a half ton of bricks, concrete, rebar and
stones. I threw this all in the back of the AV.
Smart Car? Nope. No room for 1,000 lbs of masonry.
After working my ass off in the back yard, the boys wanted to head to the
park. I obliged. We threw their two bicycles, scooters, the baseball bags
and ourselves into the truck and headed over to the sports center in town.
Oh, probably couldn't have put that all in the smart car either, eh? (I
actually know a bit of Canadian.)
We then finished the day by piling into the truck and heading to my mom's
for dinner. My wife and rugrat senior walked/rode while I drove over with
the rugrat jr and two bags of salt for her salt system.
Need I go on?
KKKonservative Economists are constantly telling people that Money
Conservation = Energy Conservation.
Mike illustates that in the real world, what the KKKonservative Economists
are saying is nothing but pure unadulterated lies.
As to the Smart. At the moment, it's the only car that I would purchase.
Why do you put three K's to spell conservative? With all do respect,
there are fine people who are both politically conservative and liberal
and don't oppress people the way the KKK does.
I keep wondering what a "relative few hundred dollars" means. How is
that different than "a few hundred dollars?"
I have no idea what you mean by KKKonservative Economists myself.
Perhaps you would be kind enough to share with us what you mean.
There are other small cars that made a ton of money. MB also bought a
car company named "Chrysler" and ending up giving away money to dump it.
That they are losing money on the car (and, IIRC, it was a
multibillion program) is not surprise considering their investment in
As all intelligent people know, Aluminum is like Copper in that it's
oxide is insoluable in water. So any thin layer of oxide that builds up on a
piece of Copper or Aluminum metal protects the metal from further oxidation.
This is why copper is used for roofs and Aluminum is used for siding and
Aluminum ladders don't corrode through when left outside or exposed to
water, like a steel ladder would.
Aluminum car frames are imperviouis to corrosion in exactly the same
Consider yourself Educated Mike.
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