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    Smart Car vs. E-Class... crash test

    The thing does better than I thought, actually...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u292iXNf-74

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    Re: Smart Car vs. E-Class... crash test

    The thing about the Smart is that it uses the other car's crumple zone to protect it's passengers.

    I think if you ran into a bridge abutment with one, you'd fare less well.

    (but it is impressive that the windshield didn't crack and that you could still open the doors)

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    Re: Smart Car vs. E-Class... crash test

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    The thing about the Smart is that it uses the other car's crumple zone to protect it's passengers.

    I think if you ran into a bridge abutment with one, you'd fare less well.

    (but it is impressive that the windshield didn't crack and that you could still open the doors)

    Chip H.
    Yes....

    I wonder what it would have looked like after front-ending, say, a 1975 Sedan deVille?

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