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    Default Smart car spotted in Virginia

    I saw this really small car parked next to me. a two seater. looks more like a toy. It said smart on it. Fortunely the owner came in at same time so I asked him. He said its made by Mercedez and sells for $35,000. Gives about 50 miles per gallon. and he bought it from a dealer in Florida. He didnt tell me how many horsepower, all he said"not many".. any one has info on that. I googled it but cant seem to find good info.
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    $35K for a smart car is prettty stupid...but I dont think they are on sale here in US, but plp are getting them from Canada...anyways, I think its 600 cc, just search on www.ebay.co.uk and they tons over there...

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    They are more of a souvenir. I don't think they are right cars for usa. Too small and won't survive a strong wind gust on higway
    Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

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    Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

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    Specially not made for Florida with all the winds they get there. I wonder why there a dealer in Florida? 660cc that too small for US road unless he just drives it on the weekend for fun.
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    35,000 dollars woooohoo .... Thats way tooooo much money for a smart car ... i personally wouldnt bother with it ... smart car 2000 model here in UK goes for around £2600 (roughly... $4,900)

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    salam pa g

    1 smart for 35.thousand $ hmmmmm interesting yar mean germany se agar aap ko bhaijun to aap wahan sale karo kaisa????

    caz second hand yahan per 2,500€ ki bhi mil jati hai 1999 model wid abt 80,000 km on board not bad deal at all.

    anyhow it starts abt 4rom 9,000€ (euros)

    think abt it wht i hav offered u
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    I dont think that it could be a smart car. They only cost like 10 grank in the uk. Secong hand average of about 4 grand. Its probally a mercedes a class. Their full option is about 35-40 grand in pounds not dollars.
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    I think the reason he paid $35k is because its probably price after import duty and taxes. I just happened to hear in the news yesterday that smart car will start its production is US in 2008.
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    smart cars are made by mercedes and they were launched in canada last year. we see them everywhere and actually...they are pretty cool.

    if u guys think that they are not safe...think again. they may look unsafe but in transport canada's crash test results, a smart car made it safe after colliding into a concrete barrier at 70KM / hr. the engine was gone but there was no damage to the passenger compartment.

    fuel economy is the best feature....plus you can customize it from the dealer anyway you like. You guys obviously dont do any research...the starting price is less than $17K. Well...the prices in canada havent been corrected to reflect the 30% gain by the canadian dollar over two years vs. the US.

    u guys can check...

    www.thesmart.ca
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    Facts from topgear about Smart roadste.
    smart compnay is owned by Mercedes but manufactured in France.
    Engine Size: 698 cc
    Cylinders: 3
    0-60 mph: 10.6 s
    Power Output: 80 bhp
    Valves: 6
    Top Speed: 108 mph
    MPG: 55
    Fuel Capacity: 35 litres
    Length: 3427 mm
    Width: 1615 mm
    Height: 1192 mm
    Weight: 790 kg
    Fuel Delivery: Multi point fuel injection
    Transmission: Semi-Auto
    Gears: 6 Speed
    Never let your fear to be your desicion.

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