You're gonna love it, i guarantee it. Picked up my silver Brabus Coupe this past Monday.... and i freakin love it. It's gotta be something amazing when i can't help but smile when i see it, and it's MY CAR! Can see pics of mine in my profile.
Speaking of which..... i still gotta take more.
He picked up the ugly little THING today He's hopefully going to only use it for Sunday drives... I am a Registered Nurse they are NOT safe .. I've seen the status post ER effects.... High School Pysics teaches any object 2-3 times the mass of any other objec on impact t will have twice to 3 times the volume of unpact .. Frankly if you were in Europe where most cars are tiny , it may not be such a dillemma for safety ! Good luck.....,,,, The wife,,,,,,,,,,,
Were you able to track your Smart on www.2wglobal.com ? The dealer called me with my vin #, and said my car was "on the water" I have tried to track it to no avail. I'm so excited and frustrated at the same time!
I actually feel safer driving the Brabus then when I'm in my Mercedes. The road handling is quicker and more responsive. My salesperson had a customer who was involved in a head on collision (angled from the drivers front fender side). The Smart was totalled as was the SUV that hit them. The Smart driver had a few scratches and bruses, the wife/passenger had a sprained wrist. Both were able to open their respective doors and walk away without serious injuries. They went back to my sales person the very next day and bought another one telling the dealer that the Smart saved their lives. The SUV needed the jaws of life to get the other vehicles driver out of the car and needed ambulance assistance to get to the hospital. It's also important that when driving a Smart you have to realize that you're the smaller car on the road and defensive driving is more important than when driving a US gas hog.George's wife: Yeah.... but even if you're in a pickup truck, there's still something bigger than you on the road. Hummers too. Hell, even in a semi, i'm sure you'd find something bigger...... like maybe a semi with fully a loaded trailer, or multiple trailers. There's also the fact that even two vehicles of the same mass could be just as bad, because a person's internal organs are not designed to withstand a deceleration of 50-0mph in half a second. Pretty sure that most people who are killed, or at least seriously injured, in car accidents, are because of internal bleeding moreso than external wounds. A small car like the Smart hitting a large luxury sedan could still quite easily be hazardous to the health of the person in the sedan. The only difference is that the Smart is designed with a different method of handling crashes in mind. The Smart is basically DESIGNED so that upon impact, the Smart affects the other car's crumple zones, allowing it to slow down a bit, and then generally get pushed away a bit, out of the direct line of force from the impact. Other cars are designed so that there's just a whole load of crap to get squished before the debris get's into the passenger cabin. The only bad thing is that said debris usually winds up being from THAT car, not the other one.
I'm 24.... and the Smart is my first NEW car purchase... and i have absolutely zero worries while driving down the road. I even had to bring it home on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.... and pretty much every single other car on the road is larger than it.... but it didn't bother me in the slightest. If you look into the safety features of the Smart.... you'd notice that it has quite a lot of stuff done to protect the occupants as much as possible.... such as the force limiting seatbelts, which will ease up gently on impact if too much force is put on them so that there isn't any damage to the ribs. the seats are higher off the ground than you'd expect so that it's not in the direct path of the bumper of cars similar in stature, and will hit both the tires/axles, and the metal beams going from one side of the car to the other, before it'd ever get into the passenger cabin. You're basically sitting in a solid steel roll-cage..... which i'm pretty sure not everybody can say about their luxury cars or SUV's (which for SUV's, they're basically ROLL cages.... and not in the safe way).