I only had my Smart Car for 2 1/2 months and got hit by a car that ran a red light. Hit me in the front drivers side! Smashed up the front end but I wasn't hurt at all. Was supprised that it didn't sling me around. The seat belt kept me very secure. The front panels didn't shatter like other cars. Just dented them. I felt as safe as in any other car. Thanks Smart .for making a safe car.
If you were hit in the driver side door and you came out unhurt, then you were safer than you would have been in most cars. I have personally known 3 people killed in that situation (3 separate accidents).
Thanks for all the comments.
I was hit by a 1999 Mazda. I didn't get any pictures of her car but will put on one of my car. I took it to the Smart Center in Indianapolis today and was really supprised at the estimate. The entire front end has to be replaced and the left front fender. The estimate was $1,300.00. I was expecting it to be a lot more. Just waiting for my insurance to settle and get it fixed soon.
I got another estimate here in Columbus and it was $2,500.00. They really didn't know how to estimate it because they had never worked on a Smart before. I think the dealer will do a much better job since they know what they are doing.
Will get the picture on later. Thanks
Geez! So sorry to hear this! BUT SOOO glad you shared it too! I am glad you are safe and unhurt! Thanks again...this is good for new or pending Smart owners (like) me to share with folks as additional feedback to folks questions. My boyfriend will like to know this as well. Best.