I talked with a friend of mine in Desert Hot Springs, CA today. He has heard me gush about my lil smart on more than one occasion. He and his Aunt were driving down the road and saw the smart dealership in Riverside. They pulled in. He said they have a smart car that is cut in half. I've seen the cars stripped down to show the safety tridion cell. So I wondered if that was what he meant. But he said "cut in half." I still asked. He said it looked like they took a chain saw and cut it in half. I'd love to see a picture! He says the dealership is beautiful. He remarked that, "It was so clean you could eat off the floors." I was just grinning listening to him talking. All the while I can only think of my visits to the smart center in Dallas. The floors in the automotive technician area were sparkling.

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Comment by Tamera Jesch on August 31, 2008 at 6:16pm
Some of the dealerships do have a car that shows the actual frame and points out where the crumple zones are and impact areas. It is really awesome.

I been to the one in Riverside and saw that it is probably one of the best displays I have ever seen. Contact a local dealership to find out if they have that display. I am sure the areas that deal with major traffic accidents is where they sent those car frames. (I'm not sure what they actually called the display).
Comment by angel on August 19, 2008 at 1:28pm
Dr. C:
I think Park Cities is a little far away for me to just swing by. But I'll try to keep that in mind if I'm ever that way.

Amazing what a few facts can do to clear up misconceptions. ;)
Comment by Nick on August 19, 2008 at 12:07pm
whahaha smart gets another convert. i had my dad swing by the smart center in portland when he was down there on busness to pick up a die cast of a smart and he took a test drive to try to find a reason to discourage me from getting one and he left wanting one for himself ;)
Comment by Dr. Stephen Clark on August 19, 2008 at 11:43am
Angel, my wife and I were at the Park Cities Smart center last Saturday, and THEY have a "cut in half" in their show room. Very interesting to look at! If you stop in, introduce yourself to Amber. She is the nicest and sweetest salesperson we've ever met........... and ravishingly beautiful!! Dr. C

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