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Old 07-08-2008, 07:17 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I've seen a few smart cars on 287, at least they are "smart" enough to drive in the right lane. Don't know if I'd ever get one - gas mileage isn't as good as it should be and you need premium fuel.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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I think if you get hit in one of those "smart" cars, you're toast!

Shanny
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:34 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Scary in a crash is an understatement on the Smartcar. I was taken out by a spinning minivan in Feb. I remember seeing lots and lots of red minivan in front of me with about second before impact. There was the hood of a Taurus between me and him. I don’t like the idea of the "hood" of a Smartcar between me and him.

Impact was hard enough to kill the Taurus. The minivan was traveling fast enough left to right to offset the front of the car 1 inch to the right.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:49 AM
 
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She worked, my brother and I were shuttled around to games, and no, everything was not in walking distance - and what was, wasn't exactly a pleasure walk (Elizabeth).

Last I checked, a mini cooper had seating for four....
You might want to rephrase that- it has "four seats"- I wouldn't say that it has "seating for four" unless you've got several family members with no legs. If you look at most 2-door cars today that's the case, whereas 2-door cars back in the 70s and 80s had plenty of rear seat legroom (and room for other things )
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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You might want to rephrase that- it has "four seats"- I wouldn't say that it has "seating for four" unless you've got several family members with no legs. If you look at most 2-door cars today that's the case, whereas 2-door cars back in the 70s and 80s had plenty of rear seat legroom (and room for other things )
Bob,

Cu is young....I'd like to revisit this a few years down the road after he's married with a couple of kids...I want to see them and all the crap you cart for kids in a mini cooper
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Bob,

Cu is young....I'd like to revisit this a few years down the road after he's married with a couple of kids...I want to see them and all the crap you cart for kids in a mini cooper

a little OT, but we amazed ourselves on vaca a few weeks ago. 2 adults, 3 10 year olds going to OBX - we were able to cart ALL of our stuff (including a huge cooler and tons of food) in a Honda CR-V. We originally had a thule-type thing on the roof, but took it down at some point and was able to fit it in the back.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:51 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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Bob,

Cu is young....I'd like to revisit this a few years down the road after he's married with a couple of kids...I want to see them and all the crap you cart for kids in a mini cooper
I've got a sister ten years younger than me.... my brother and i consider her an only child with a few extra incomes available.

I've carted her and her friends around, along with dance equipment and all kinds of other stuff, in my old mercedes, my ram 1500 pickup (std cab, bench seat), a Hyundai Sonata (small sedan), etc.

I had a mini when I went to California in January, I had 4 people in it (all adults), our bags in the trunk.

So my age doesn't exactly factor in. Everyone doesn't need a seat to themselves. I don't see the need for it.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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I've got a sister ten years younger than me.... my brother and i consider her an only child with a few extra incomes available.

I've carted her and her friends around, along with dance equipment and all kinds of other stuff, in my old mercedes, my ram 1500 pickup (std cab, bench seat), a Hyundai Sonata (small sedan), etc.

I had a mini when I went to California in January, I had 4 people in it (all adults), our bags in the trunk.

So my age doesn't exactly factor in. Everyone doesn't need a seat to themselves. I don't see the need for it.

LOL but there are only so many seat belts to go around! Remember you reside in the nanny state..lol
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: NJ
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LOL but there are only so many seat belts to go around! Remember you reside in the nanny state..lol
and infant seats for the little ones. i had to sell my car b/c i couldn't fit 2 infant seats in the back, and it was a 4/5 seater (legitimate).

most states require seat belt use.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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LOL but there are only so many seat belts to go around! Remember you reside in the nanny state..lol
Only in the front seat (passengers over 18 years of age atleast )

I think the law should be removed though. Weed out those who don't wear them
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