: A Smart car, two idiots, and a river.



Jesda
04-17-13, 01:17 AM
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/men-in-smart-car-accidentally-drive-into-mississippi-river/article_cf0700ac-80f1-50a7-93f9-43620bf734c5.html

http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/ae/3ae25213-aef3-5964-809a-f0fa6d8bf00d/516db5109d756.preview-620.jpg

http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/b/8d/b8dca498-f549-5d44-ac17-ae26116c22a5/516db6e9ccde4.preview-620.jpg

orconn
04-17-13, 02:06 AM
Guess the designers of the Smart Car should get some remedial design lessons from the guys who designed the Fiat 500. Those Fiats can do swan dives off into the Mediterranean and come up in New York Harbor!

Ranger
04-17-13, 12:08 PM
Marker buoy! Best use of a "smart" car I've seen yet.

vincentm
04-17-13, 12:47 PM
Good use of a smart car indeed. I hate those fackin things..

Ranger
04-17-13, 12:50 PM
It's a shame that people use the rivers as a place to dump their trash.

vincentm
04-17-13, 12:52 PM
It's a shame that people use the rivers as a place to dump their trash.

Yup..

Hoosier Daddy
04-17-13, 01:03 PM
Did I understand right that the driver misjudged the length of the car and backed off the road? He's going to have a hard time finding a car short enough to keep that from happening again.

Jesda
04-17-13, 01:26 PM
It appears that they drove through a concrete levee (there's an opening there for bikes and service vehicles) and on to a bike/pedestrian path.

They seemed to have ignored the bright paint and warning sign that restricts motor vehicles.

http://i.imgur.com/nwqRSA2.png

Then, upon realizing their mistake a block north of Mullanphy, they tried to turn around and backed down into the river.

http://i.imgur.com/eHq0qG5.jpg


I don't know what prompted them to approach the area in the first place. It's a combined industrial/homeless area.

http://i.imgur.com/srCT29f.jpg

CadillacLuke24
04-17-13, 02:14 PM
Only in America.

truckinman
04-17-13, 03:27 PM
Smartest thing I've ever seen anyone do with one of those cars.

creeker
04-17-13, 03:39 PM
Reminded me of the scene in the show dumb and dumber,when the 2 jerks were riding on the mini bike.

CadillacCastle
04-17-13, 04:58 PM
Can you imagine getting hit from the rear driving that dumb car? I saw one in a lane next to me. The drivers seat was over the rear axle and his seat was against the back window. The guy had his arm out the window ( he was proly getting cramps.) LOL. I think I read they are only 8 feet long. What a unsafe size cart to drive.

The-Dullahan
04-17-13, 05:07 PM
Not such a Smart Car is it now, Smart Guy?


I almost had one enter my lane, directly into my car. Now considering that my 8k pound Cadillac is so large I was not only beside him, but well in front of and behind his car, all at the same time, I have no idea how he didn't see me.

Would have damaged my paint, but there is no way he would have survived.

The plus side is, I could have fit his little toy directly in the back of my car and took him with me on my way to the parlor.

years later (late last year) I finally saw another one of these things in person. It was parked in the shared lot of one of those huge outlet malls at a Target, where I have since determined that the owner works. Anyhow, I parked right up beside it, almost with our noses equal (my car was probably about six inches further out) and just stepped back in amazement of how the hood of my car, which I do not believe to be a particularly large vehicle, was larger than their entire car.

thebigjimsho
04-17-13, 05:40 PM
Reminded me of the scene in the show dumb and dumber,when the 2 jerks were riding on the mini bike.



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Ranger
04-17-13, 10:05 PM
Can you imagine getting hit from the rear driving that dumb car? I saw one in a lane next to me. The drivers seat was over the rear axle and his seat was against the back window. The guy had his arm out the window ( he was proly getting cramps.) LOL. I think I read they are only 8 feet long. What a unsafe size cart to drive.

This is (or WAS) a smart car
http://www.microcar.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ford.jpg

Ranger
04-17-13, 10:06 PM
Can you imagine getting hit from the rear driving that dumb car? I saw one in a lane next to me. The drivers seat was over the rear axle and his seat was against the back window. The guy had his arm out the window ( he was proly getting cramps.) LOL. I think I read they are only 8 feet long. What a unsafe size cart to drive.

This is (or WAS) a smart car. "Unsafe at any speed"
http://www.microcar.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ford.jpg

CadillacLuke24
04-17-13, 10:14 PM
This is (or WAS) a smart car. "Unsafe at any speed"
http://www.microcar.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ford.jpg

:jawdrop:

talismandave
04-17-13, 10:29 PM
That'll buff right out....

vincentm
04-18-13, 01:18 AM
That'll buff right out....

With a 6 speed orbital lol!

truckinman
04-18-13, 09:54 AM
That'll buff right out....

The only way that buff out is if he had a flux capacitor. Then after using it, gotta real car instead.

Vitaqueen
04-18-13, 10:09 AM
Has anyone here seen The Wildfire Motors 3 wheeled Snyder? It's actually a motorcycle with a car built around it. Looks like its easy to tip over.

Aron9000
04-19-13, 03:48 AM
I know a few years ago in Amsterdam they had a huge problem with Smart Car tippers. Google "canals of Amsterdam" and you'll see they have parking along the canals in this city. Well since a smart is so small it can be parked perpendicular to the curb, usually people back them in and can fit two or three of them in a conventional parking spot. Keep in mind the smart is rear engined, with most of the weight at the rear. So all you need are two average strength punks to pick up the front of the Smart car and topple it over into the canal on its roof.

greencadillacmatt
04-19-13, 03:55 AM
I know a few years ago in Amsterdam they had a huge problem with Smart Car tippers. Google "canals of Amsterdam" and you'll see they have parking along the canals in this city. Well since a smart is so small it can be parked perpendicular to the curb, usually people back them in and can fit two or three of them in a conventional parking spot. Keep in mind the smart is rear engined, with most of the weight at the rear. So all you need are two average strength punks to pick up the front of the Smart car and topple it over into the canal on its roof.

They were doing that with those little Gee-Wiz electric cars over in England as well. I think they said something about that on Top Gear,