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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:08 AM
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My next car...
over 150,000 of them all over Europe, and they're coming to Canuckia and the US. 60MPG and two of 'em fit in a parking space.




OK, well, maybe this:



About 20 grand and the only real competitor to the Miata.





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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:26 AM
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1. the first one looks cool
but where's the back half?
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tsakshaug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:52 AM
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2. wondering
can you take it out on the golf course?

I would like one too
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:14 AM
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3. The key is gas mileage
My current car has nearly 200,000 miles on it, is a 4 door sedan with a full trunk, and still gets 32 mpg - and that's going up and down hills 100 miles each day. Cost me less than 2K used. What is it? A 1990 Geo Prizm. A good compromise for those who don't have much money to spend.
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Drifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:33 AM
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6. Yep ...
I have a 1991 Mazda 626. Gets 30 MPG with normal everyday driving. I plan to buy a new car Summer 05, but I hate see the old girl go. I'm looking at a hybred

Cheers
Drifter
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:17 AM
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4. I can see a cute little old lady in that! Does it come in red?
I want to have one.
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:21 AM
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5. Depends on the use
The Smart is a good inner-city car. It can park front to the sidewalk, and is very manouverable. However, the short wheel-distance make it an awkward affair at higher speeds, and the whole car has a "Design-first-fit-the-tech-in-later" feel to it.
I don't know how it would perform on American highways, but it is no car for the Autobahn.

For a small car with great mileage, have a look at the VW Lupo.
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chefgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:46 AM
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7. Oh sure
I would drive the first one. Only if no one else was on the road.....EVER.
I used to have a 60 minute commute from South Jersey into Northeast Philly every morning and I've seen BIG cars run over and squashed by trucks, more than a few times.
While I refuse to drive an SUV, I'll keep my 'regular' sized car, thank you.

-chef-
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Fitzovich Donating Member (179 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:56 AM
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8. Have to stick with what I have for now
but, I would love to get more information on better mileage vehicles what is the name of the first car and who makes it?
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:05 AM
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15. It's a Smart Coupe...
http://www.smart.com/-snm-0135146888-1056918734-0000010...

made by a Daimler-Benz subsidiary in France. The US model will be more like a mini SUV, but the Canadian model is the same.

Yeah, a feasome drive on the highway, or surrounded by NYC cabs, but it brings back memories of the Isetta bubble car, Renault 2CV, DAF...

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Florida_Geek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:03 AM
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9. What the name of the second car
TIA.
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:56 AM
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12. Pontiac Solstice...
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 09:59 AM by TreasonousBastard
and it's supposed to be available next year.

http://www.pontiac.com/fuelingzone/index.jsp?deepLink=s...
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:59 AM
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13. So(l)stice?
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Superfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:51 AM
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10. I'd hate to see what happens when that car meets this one:
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:00 AM
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14. The car becomes even smaller.
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coyote Donating Member (900 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:08 AM
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11. I drove one for a while....
I liked it....although not very comfortable over long distance because of its short wheel base. However, it gets about 60 mpg....goes 135 km/h tops or about 85 mph and had a 3 cyclinder turbo engine.

The car is actually safer than the Opel Corsa (similar to the Geo Metro or Suzuki Swift) and VW Lupo. The car is very quick off the start too and of course great for parking.

It has a tiptronic shifter but I was kept it in the "automatic" mode.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:32 AM
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16. I'd go for the Solstice
it's cooler and faster.
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