Smart Car...Stupid Congress

JD northgate76 at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 28 08:05:17 MDT 2008

Back in the late Eighties, Honda made a stripped down Civic and CRX that got
over 50 mpg and Volkswagen had a similar Rabbit.  With $1.00 gas, they both
bombed of course but why can't "they" bring these back?


On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 2:03 AM, Jim <kd7nnv at> wrote:

> If someone can make a car that small that's a safe in a crash as larger
> cars, then good for them.  If you just want to get there and don't have a
> need to take a lot of people or stuff with you, then it's perfect. Besides,
> it's made by Mercedes Benz so it's probably not a piece of junk.
> Thomas Matiska wrote:
>> Easy on the caffiene.....   the Neon remark was tongue in cheek... sort of
>> ..."gas guzzler" isn't what it used to be.
>>  Don't knock a smart until you've tried one.   Very roomy, as much head
>> and leg room as a Dodge 1500 Ram pickup, my 6'4" friend was impressed...
>> highest front and side crash ratings,  and gets 40++ easy.  Tom
>>    -------------- Original message from Ernie Lane
>>    <ernielane at VERIZON.NET>: --------------
>>     > What an idiot. One, to consider a car that gets 33 mpg as "gas
>>     > guzzling." Two, to buy one of those things. A freakin' toy that is
>>     > street legal is what it is.
>>     >
>>     > There'll never be a 1:24 diecast model of a Smart Car, because
>>    then you
>>     > couldn't see the damn thing.
> --
> "That income tax you know it's nothing more than legal robbery"
> Sidney "Pa" Larkin
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