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yloshrk

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Posted: 05/06/14 02:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone seen this set up before?



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Posted: 05/06/14 02:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Everyone knows that you can't carry your bicycles or your Smart Car on the bumper. They are only strong enough to hold the sewer hose.


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Posted: 05/06/14 02:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator




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Posted: 05/06/14 02:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cool. You could back that one up. And wouldn't have to stay under 55 in CA....

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Works for 1st Gen SmartForTwo, 98.4" long. Current model is 8 inches longer, puts the load over legal width by four inches, subject to "wide load" signage and possibly buying permits, but not escort service. Not that we worry much about where we are legal on width or length.


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Was it still there after he went over the railroad tracks ???

Some mighty fine engineering from the looks of it.

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I thought the whole idea of the car was to be able to perpendicular park on urban streets. I was surprised that they are not commonly used that way, and they get worse mileage than my four-door, huge trunk, safe at 80 MPH Toyota Echo.

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Posted: 05/06/14 04:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

oldmattb wrote:

I thought the whole idea of the car was to be able to perpendicular park on urban streets. I was surprised that they are not commonly used that way, and they get worse mileage than my four-door, huge trunk, safe at 80 MPH Toyota Echo.

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Uh, our Smart will run 90MPH all day, has a fully enclosed steel cage, stability control, anti-lock brakes, and eight (yes 8) air bags. Yeah, we only get 45 MPG, but we carry it on the Volvo and it gets really good mileage there!

That one by the RR track is a Canadian 1st Gen.


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Saw one like it in Quartzsite this year. And at the tent they were selling a similar setup for carrying a RAZR.

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oldmattb wrote:

I thought the whole idea of the car was to be able to perpendicular park on urban streets. I was surprised that they are not commonly used that way, and they get worse mileage than my four-door, huge trunk, safe at 80 MPH Toyota Echo.

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Nose-in parking at the curb is the reason for the popularity of these mini-cars in large European cities, where it is either permitted, or where parking is poorly enforced (like Rome, where Smart cars often end up in spaces designated for motor scooters). Some countries simply don't allow this parking trick anywhere, and in other places, like U.S., it is up to local governments to decide what to allow.

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