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My small town of 4000 residents is an eclectic cross between Mayberry and Eureka :-)

I couldn't let the photo-op pass by when I parked next to this Chinese electric smart look-alike.

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I got to look at 3 of the Chinese Electrics in Michigan a couple of weeks ago. The quality is mediocre at best and you can buy a pure for about $2k more, besides, these things are only registerible as 'neighborhood' cars restricted to 30mph.
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Wow... in all due respect to the Chinese but-- if someone gave this vehicle to me,the first thing I'd do is get the windows tinted as dark as possible and some sunglasses when I step out.
Does it cost KIA and HYUNDAI extra money to design sharp looking cars? I think not.

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The main reason they are so ugly is that they had to redesign the front when Daimler sued them for infringement. Since the Chinese don"t have an original thought, that is the best they could do. The original version looked almost identical to a 450.
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Uhh no!
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It would be interesting to see how the Smart ED compares to the Chinese EV. I have a feeling the Smart ED would win.
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I wonder if the 2x4 chock on the front wheel costs extra?

Wouldn't want it to roll away or...
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China not embracing electric cars

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The Chinese knock off does look like it has better racing style bucket seats. Can my speak of the 451 but my 450 cloth seats are terribly uncomfortable.
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it's kraap for sure! I have NO doubt it would fold like a cheap tent in a accident!
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