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Old 02-06-2010, 09:49 PM   #171 (permalink)
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I'm glad my car has ABS, airbags and seatbelts. The last two let me walk away from a car-totaling crash with a few scrapes. The first would likely have lessened the severity of the crash, or let me avoid it completely. I'm a pretty average driver, and have been mainly thankful for ABS letting the car stop instead of skid a number of times.

Now stability control and traction control may be nice to have, as long as they have an "off" switch when I want to hoon the car in a large, empty, snow-covered parking lot.

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Old 02-06-2010, 11:17 PM   #172 (permalink)
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...seatbelts save lives! somebody needs to come-up with a socially-acceptable 'jingle' about wearing them like that for condums: "no love without a glove" (ha,ha)!!

Hi, Billy Mays here to tell you about seatbelts!
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:21 PM   #173 (permalink)
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...I flew as an aircrewman for almost eight years in USN aircraft, and "seatbelts" were used 101% of the time.
That's rather different. I doubt that seatbelts would be much use in case of a crash, but even with seatbelts in the Cherokee, I've had turbulence bang my head against the cabin roof. Unbelted, I've no doubt that I would have been all over the cabin, which would kind of distract your attention from flying the aircraft :-)
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The base ForTwo MSRP is $11,990, which is $6,069 in 1985 dollars. The CRX MSRP was about $6,500.
How and who would I order a base ForTwo from in wisconsin at the $11,990?
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I dunno. From the Smart dealers in Lake Bluff, Lincolnwood or Milwaukee?
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Im all about safety.The best safety device is not to get in a accident. Buy big brakes, tires and suspensions

And most of all, drive safely
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I dunno. From the Smart dealers in Lake Bluff, Lincolnwood or Milwaukee?
Sadly they want $15k for the base model around here, as do those dealerships if its on the lot.

Strange how a smart becomes more valuable once it gets used, must be people thinking they get a good $3k trade LoL

Either that or I have to pay thousands of dollars in shipping?

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