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I hate smart cars.

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They're just ugly.
8th Jun 2005, 15:02   | tags:,

540air says:

Squash'em all!!

8th Jun 2005, 15:11

kostika says:

I'm all for unique, but those things are just repulsive.

8th Jun 2005, 15:25

540air says:

My brother-in-law borrowed one once. Parked it in one side of his double garage and managed to drive it out the other door. Tiny car!!!!

8th Jun 2005, 15:29

Joe says:

I wouldn't want to be in a crash in one, thats for sure.

8th Jun 2005, 15:30

kostika says:

They're like tiny toy cars.

Neither would I Joe.

8th Jun 2005, 15:33

kel says:

the only reason i've ever really wanted a car (well, the only practical reason apart from driving along listening to music really loudly ) was to transport things that are just too big and heavy and cumbersome to carry... so what's the point of one of those? just get the bus like the rest of us plebs, I say! :)

8th Jun 2005, 15:33

kostika says:

Same here Kel. You might as well ride a moped if you're gonna buy one of those. Its safer.

8th Jun 2005, 15:35

Groovicron says:

Still less annoying then SUV's.

8th Jun 2005, 15:41

mat says:

Smart cars have excellent safety protection, as it goes, and WAY more inside space than you'd imagine at first from the outside. Far better safety than, say, a Ford Ka.

Also, the Smart Roadster is frickin' cooool.

8th Jun 2005, 15:52

Helen says:

Hey, the Ka's a sturdy beast!

8th Jun 2005, 15:55

kostika says:

As annoying as SUV's.

I Still think they're ugly no matter how much room they have inside.

Gimme a caddy any day.

8th Jun 2005, 15:59

G-Shed says:

I quite like them, really practical in town. Also, as mat said the roadster is a very good looking car.

8th Jun 2005, 16:00

kostika says:

Well I guess prctical just isn't pretty :o)

8th Jun 2005, 16:03

mat says:

I think the fourtwo's are pretty ugly too. No less ugly than pretty much everything else in production at the moment though. :)

The roadster, however, is gorgeous, up close. Got all the right lines for a classic British sports car. Top Gear reckoned it was pretty much a mini Porsche 911, handling-wise. Which is one of the reasons I want one..

Smarts = less bad than SUVs, IMHO, becuase at least the smarts aren't churning out quite as much nasty fumage and scaring the hell out of me when they aggressively overtake my bike, as SUVs are wont to do.

8th Jun 2005, 16:09

kostika says:

Must find picture of this roadster. You've made me all curious now.

I'll give on the less bad than SUV on the polution part. Agreed.

8th Jun 2005, 16:14

mat says:

Smart Roadster Images

You really need to see them in person, but they are lovely. Clarkson reckons they are the most fun thing to drive since the (original) mini cooper. Seeing as I had an original mini cooper, it seems like the next logical choice of vehicle for me... (also, I have a weakness for roadsters of any kinds)

8th Jun 2005, 16:20

Smart Roadster. The only problem with the thing is you can't get them with a manual gearbox - only one of those flappy paddle things on the steerinf wheel.

Oh, and Smart are stopping making them becuase they're haemorrhaging money.

8th Jun 2005, 16:25

kostika says:

I'll give on the roadster being so very pretty. I'd own one of those.

Mini Cooper is one of my fave cars. Both new and old versions.

8th Jun 2005, 16:30

mat says:

Shit. Why does that always happen with stuff I want?

If tiptronic gears are good enough for F1 drivers, they're good enough for me : )

8th Jun 2005, 16:30

540air says:

They come with a playstationesque paddly gear change? Don't they need to have some sort of serious bhp first? Or are they not really that bad at all?

8th Jun 2005, 16:31

mat says:

Hey Kostika (or anyone) - want to buy a BRG 1991 Mini Cooper? Needs some Attention, but would make nice project.. Cheap!

8th Jun 2005, 16:31

Although the engine's not huge, the car's very light so it's still good for 100mph.

The problem with the gearbox is there's a very slight delay in changing, and it won't let you rev it hard, so you can't really make the most of the engine in there.

I think generally though, I have a tendancy to pick up on the negatives too much - all thinks considered it 's a fantastic little car.

8th Jun 2005, 16:39

kostika says:

As much as I'd love t say yes mat, not only do I have very little money right now, bu I don't have a drivers license. But I don't have a license cause I don't have a car. and I don't have a car cause I don't have a license.


8th Jun 2005, 16:59

yourhermione says:

What in the heck is that? I've never seen anything remotely like it.

I'm in upstate NY. All I see are dirty pickup trucks and SUV's. I happen to own a very dirty Jeep myself.

9th Jun 2005, 15:40

bronxelf says:

Ok. The roadster? WAY cyoot. Totally.

I'd drive that.

9th Jun 2005, 15:50

Steve says:

If you live in a city I doubt very much that you need some thing bigger than a smart car, they only look weird because they are unusual, I hated the look at first but they have grown on me. Lets get the Chelsea lot outta the range rover for the school run.

9th Jun 2005, 22:29

kostika says:

I don't live in the city. I live in a small village about half an hour outside the city.

Ans truth be told I don't like the look of most new cars. I jsut find smart cars especially ugly.

9th Jun 2005, 22:31

Steve says:

I thought that they would be scarey on the motorway, but a friend has one and he informs me that they handle well and that you feel very safe

9th Jun 2005, 22:37

Joe says:

when they release a 2 litre turbo version, I'll think about it :D

9th Jun 2005, 22:38

kostika says:

I'm sure they're safe and a joy to drive. THis isn't about that. Its about looks. :o)

9th Jun 2005, 22:38

7 says:

does noone agree that the smart car is the worst car in the entire world? i hate it when i see someone parked side on to be clever, like they are sayin it is worth the 8 grand they cost just to park it wrongly. and this nonsense about it being spacious inside? im sure ppl don't think "mmm i want a spacious car, lets go and buy a smart". the drop top smart car is even more of a joke, u pay an extra 2 grand for a cat flap on the roof. finally why make it 6 speed, im sure they would just fall apart above 70mph. i hope someone shares my views

15th Aug 2005, 13:25

crickson says:

The fourtwos are too much money, but I quite like the look of them. And nothing says 'I am comfortable with my manhood' like driving a small car.

15th Aug 2005, 14:31

7 says:

there is nothing wrong with a small car, but smart goes beyond small, the toys u can buy of them are probably half the size. i would rather catch the bus than drive a smart car

19th Aug 2005, 12:15

spongevid says:

my mum thinks smart cars aren't made for the motorway and they'd get blown over by a lorry. ha.
i used to like them, but once i could drive (legally!) they didn't look as fun.

19th Aug 2005, 12:37

mustafa says:

I drive a smart around Brighton and I am pretty cool!!!

8th Dec 2005, 17:12

kostika says:

I still think they're ugly as sin.

8th Dec 2005, 18:16

Gael says:

I like the special edition ones, I hate Ford Ka's too, but even they're not as bad as those motorbikes with a little roof on!

8th Dec 2005, 18:22

kostika says:

Eww...those are ugly. They should all be thrown down a bottomless pit along with their designers.

8th Dec 2005, 18:26

What's it got to do with you says:

How dare you! mart cars are the only thing to save us from minis! You can all go to hell! Smart cars rule. Mini invasion 06. BEWARE!

2nd Feb 2006, 17:57

kostika says:

I actually really like Minis. The news ones too even.

2nd Feb 2006, 17:58

a person says:

smart cars are the best thing that has happened in years! Minis are the ones who can go to hell or be squished. Damn the lot of you that think they are "uncool". You can buggar off to hell!

2nd Feb 2006, 17:59

kostika says:

I jsut think they're ugly. I'm not looking at anything other than their horrible exterior.

2nd Feb 2006, 18:01

what's it got to do with you says:

minis are taking over the world! BEWARE!! They are planning to kill us all! Smart cars are here to save us. THose who don't beleive can die for all I care!

2nd Feb 2006, 18:01

kostika says:

Now if you're quite done being a pain in the ass you can stop now. Anymore annying comments will be deleted.

(unless they entertain me)

2nd Feb 2006, 18:03

what's it got to do with you says:

oi Kostika! They may be ugly. But I can assure you that they are saving us! DOOM ON YOU!!

2nd Feb 2006, 18:03

What's it got to do with you says:

SMART CARS RULE NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good bye!

2nd Feb 2006, 18:07

seaneeboy says:

[MOD NOTE] Bunch of random trolling comments deleted. Might be worth switching to "Registeres posts only" for the day, Kos :)


6th Feb 2006, 11:29

Rich says:

Who knew that Smart Cars has a posse?

6th Feb 2006, 11:58

seaneeboy says:

I know, I'll think twice before taunting them. vicious bunch!

6th Feb 2006, 12:03

they were being a bit vicious about it all

6th Feb 2006, 12:04

mobology says:

all over a small car ! ? hundred hits and no one seemed to get the point. It's a cool car or for some it resembles a car and operates more like a large four wheeled shopping cart complete with GPS tracking. What seriously is the big deal ? It's a car.

6th Feb 2006, 13:02

Twiglet says:

Careful mobology, they might come back and they were really horrible. : (

6th Feb 2006, 13:21

kostika says:

Thanks Seane. Saves me from having to delete them. Hate to switch to registered only, but guess I'll have to for now.

6th Feb 2006, 14:55

seaneeboy says:

As it seems to have calmed down within an hour (i.e. their class must have ended) I think you'll be safe enough to switch back.

6th Feb 2006, 14:58

kostika says:

It only seems to be this post. It's my chav post.

6th Feb 2006, 15:17

seaneeboy says:

For gods sake, no one mention Skoobies or we'll be done for ;)

6th Feb 2006, 15:26

kostika says:

Skoobie chav smart cars? Oh the horror!

6th Feb 2006, 15:32

youve both done it now mentioning the horror of the word, they'll be coming soon in hauds asking how to make a smart car out of plastic string

6th Feb 2006, 15:36

spinboy says:

Gordon Murray* has a Smart CityCoupe, except he has put a sequential manual gearbox, bumped up the power and put some extreme camber on the wheels. He is a man who should know a decent car. For that the Smart CC is cool.

Though a Fiat 500 is cooler than that and any Mini

*Gordon Murray is the man who used to design McClaren's Formula 1 cars before he had the dream of building a supercar. That car became the legendary McClaren F1.

6th Feb 2006, 15:36

kostika says:

I'm more of an Aston Marten type of person.

I just don't like the look of Smart Cars. And jsut cause some big shot likes them doesn't necessarily mean its good. Just means he likes something differant.

6th Feb 2006, 15:42

seaneeboy says:

I like them. I do wish if they were going to park in those spots they'd go front-to-side (if you see what I mean) so they could fit two in there...

6th Feb 2006, 15:47

manoman says:

i hate smart cars i mean you get in and you think you are missing half a car! Oh yeah I bought a smart car!

2nd Mar 2006, 19:10

missi says:

I agree. They look so horrid. I mean a mini is small but smart cars are going too far!

2nd Mar 2006, 19:12

manoman says:

Maybe smart cars are good to drive but they look so stupid driving around! And is it just me or do owners of smart cars all seem to be bad drivers?

2nd Mar 2006, 19:13

manoman says:

no offence to anyone who has a smart car! sorry!!

2nd Mar 2006, 19:14

kostika - not logged in says:

I'm so tired of the trolling. Going back to registered users only allowed to comment.

2nd Mar 2006, 19:15

missi says:

Sometimes but I soppose you get thet with any car! I just think they should make smart cars prettier. They look so repulsive!

2nd Mar 2006, 19:16

missi says:

god sorry only wanted to express my opinion!

2nd Mar 2006, 19:17

Chris says:

I LOVE THIS CAR! I can't wait till they are sold in the U.S. They are supposed to get 60 mpg! They are a little expensive for such a small car though, about 16-20 thousand.

24th May 2006, 01:59


I really love smart cars. i am 17 and i cant wait to be 18 so i can get one. I think they are soooooo adorable and cute!!!!!

20th Jun 2006, 16:24

luke says:

just something else to moan about leave the smarts alone

2nd Jul 2007, 19:07

juliet says:

these are awsome cars and they are practical they have excellent gas mileage and there extremely adorable and there safe oh and you don't have to parralel park

5th Aug 2007, 03:01

mary says:

I love it and wish I could get one. They are economical, safe because you are pretty much riding in a steel box ( limited crushability), and most of the time it is just me taking care of business all over town. I really want one.

4th May 2008, 01:05

blake says:

i hate smart cars!!! my dream vehicle seats 8 and gets 12 mpg it eats those ugly things. i have a v6 truck now and it still could crush one

27th Sep 2009, 19:16

Kostika says:

I hate gas guzzling sport utility car. They're pointless pieces of crap. And they;re as ugly as smart cars.

28th Sep 2009, 01:57

Anonymous says:

i love them!!! there so cute, i agree with Mary and Juliet, £20 full tank 60mpg and £35 year tax! how can u go wrong.

31st Jan 2010, 18:58

Francis(fdelapena-at-gmail-dot-com) says:

I love the car. As for safety, I've taken my Smart car through the city pot holes, gravel, ice, snow, and rain. The Smart car is tougher then it looks.

I have never had to realign the wheels due to the abuse.

At the same time, it is a good grocery car, or for hauling fishing gears.

7th Sep 2010, 16:13

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