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Old 08-20-2009, 04:44 PM   #41 (permalink)
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what, that everyone who values life more than oil is a liberal?

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Old 08-20-2009, 06:39 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:20 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Smart cars may be built well, but if there's a crash between a Ford F-150 and a Smart Car, I call being in the Ford F-150. Simple weight dictates when there is such a large discrepancy.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:59 PM   #44 (permalink)
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It's a Ford Escape.
So what you're saying is that the Ford didn't Escape?

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...but if there's a crash between a Ford F-150 and a Smart Car, I call being in the Ford F-150.
Well, you need to study a bit of mechanical engineering, 'cause it ain't anywhere near that simple.

What is simple, though, is that you're far better off not crashing your car into other cars, or fixed objects, and that's a lot easier in a smaller car.
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Smart cars may be built well, but if there's a crash between a Ford F-150 and a Smart Car, I call being in the Ford F-150. Simple weight dictates when there is such a large discrepancy.
Say a pre 2000 MY F-150 vs a 2010 Smart, I'd be in the smart.
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Smart cars may be built well, but if there's a crash between a Ford F-150 and a Smart Car, I call being in the Ford F-150. Simple weight dictates when there is such a large discrepancy.
Yes, but I hate this argument.


If Americans would not F***ing commute in a F150 this wouldn't be a problem. If people that towed in a F150 drove 55, and everyone else drove a Civic's there wouldn't' be a problem.

EDIT: Couldn't smart add a foot to the front and rear of the car and make it much safer, and more aerodynamic.

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Hi,

Actually there was a recent F150 model (2004?) that was HORRIBLE in a crash! I mean the cabin completely collapsed and the dummy was crushed. They compared it to a Mini from the same year, and guess what? The Mini protected it's dummy very well...

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Neil, you're right but that's not a head on collision. The best safety feature on any car is the driver.

Nice edit I'm agree with you, and always will.

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Hi,

Actually there was a recent F150 model (2004?) that was HORRIBLE in a crash! I mean the cabin completely collapsed and the dummy was crushed. They compared it to a Mini from the same year, and guess what? The Mini protected it's dummy very well...
Another oddity is that there have been several 3 wheel HMV Freeways in head on collisions (on record anyway) where the driver walked away after it "bounced" off the much larger vehicle one being a semi. Although they where quite bruised up from rolling and smacking around.

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