[DMCForum] Re: Hummer Syop
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[DMCForum] Re: Hummer Syop



Ok, I'm just playing a bit of "Devil's Advocate" here. But if SMART
cars were available here, would you really buy one?

Granted I know that times were different when gasoline prices were
much cheaper than they are now. But when vehicles like diesel powered
Daihatsu Charades, and 3-cylinder Geo Metros were available, no one
was, nor still is running out to buy these vehicles. They're available
right now if you really need the gas milage.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/10740.shtml

If we all can restore our DeLoreans to like-new condition, there is no
reason that any of us couldn't go out, and refurbish one of these cars
for ourselves.

I just want to see if the goals people have of getting an economical
car with remarkable gas milage are are really attainable, or if it's
just a convenience to not trade in an unpopular vehicle, because the
one that we *want* is, in fact, unattainable.

-Robert



--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Joe OBrien" <joeyoseppijoe@xxxx> wrote:
>
> I've e-mailed SmartUSA about when they are going to sell them here,
> but even they have a US division, they can't sell them due to
> conforming to US safety laws.
>
> I guess it means that unless it is a gas guzzling brute, it can't be
> approved for sale in the US.
>
> I've also tried to buy a TDI version of VW's Lupo. 73mpg off of
> regular diesel. Stomps any hybrid, but the same issue as the Smart car
> comes around.
>
> Maybe someday I can buy one.
>
>
>
> -Joe
>
>
>
> --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Lauren" <LPLand@xxxx> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > > Your perfectly safe Lauren, as you actually have a real Hummer, not
> > > one of the toy ones that stole the namebadge.
> >
> > as long as one of those little SMART cars doesn't tangled in my
> > wheel wells, Joe ;)
> >
> > actually I fell in love with them in Europe a few years ago and
> would
> > love to have one, except for all the assholes driving the BIG
> vehicles
> > on the road. 
> >
> > .....................LP
> >
>






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