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templar781
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templar781   10/21/2013 10:01:03 PM
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Is there a negative score for the Side Impact test?

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: FOURJOY
Ann R. Thryft   10/3/2013 10:49:56 AM
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I think you're right about that. I'm glad it was always my friends driving Beetles, not me.

Charles Murray
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Re: FOURJOY
Charles Murray   10/2/2013 8:56:03 PM
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I guess we've been spoiled by the improvements in cars, Ann. I don't know how popular the old stickshift VW Bug would be today. Today's VW Beetles are a lot easier to drive.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: FOURJOY
Ann R. Thryft   10/1/2013 7:55:54 PM
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Chuck, your story grounded my memories with a thud. You're right--we did put up with a lot of physical discomfort back then. I think I remember a friend driving the Safari on the beach with the windshield up--but no roof, no doors. Ah, youth!

Charles Murray
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Re: FOURJOY
Charles Murray   10/1/2013 6:26:34 PM
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Same for me, Ann. A friend of mine had a VW Thing. One day he lowered the windshield and drove at 50 mph. I have to admit, having a 50-mph wind in my face was not comfortable.

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Re: Concept Car
Rob Spiegel   10/1/2013 11:23:57 AM
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Good point, Jenn. In Seattle, this vehicle would only be road worthy a few days each year. Here in New Mexico, though, it would stand a chance.

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Forget Rain
wbswenberg   9/27/2013 7:57:34 PM
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Worry about rocks, cigarettes, bottles & tires.  My time on a motorcycle is long over but I have been hit with a few small rocks.  One cigarette butt and another flew past my helmet.  Saw a semi truck tire bounding down the highway one morning.  Looked like it missed everyone.  My truck has taken two egg sized rocks to the windshield.  Oh I went through a hail storm - that stung!  Then there was the motorcyclist who followed my uncovered load of sand.  He passed after a couple of miles.  I could tell he was having problems.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: FOURJOY
Ann R. Thryft   9/27/2013 11:35:44 AM
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I remember the VM Safari! That brings back old memories.

Charles Murray
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Re: Smart EV
Charles Murray   9/25/2013 7:04:21 PM
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I'm sure you're right, lmolleda. This car is extremely unlikely to reach production.

lmolleda
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Smart EV
lmolleda   9/25/2013 7:21:55 AM
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I saw at the NAIAS 2013 the version of the car with roof and doors in a metallic orange color and was very eye catching. Also I saw the design student's concept cars with ideas like the one presented here (some for snowboarders), others for other sports or things, as if they were designing a car for themselves or specific niches. This Smart EV No Doors or windows, looks as an unfinished Smart, but it's only and will remain as concept car or be consider with bikes or golf cars, it would not pass NHTS safety for general use. 

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