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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-19-2016, 06:20 AM
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It's bad enough when I held a license tag in my hand which showed CLOWNS. That was a brief moment to have as a front plate however.
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I do hope that the extra track width and weight of the 453 will make it super hard to "turn over".
Great question! Has anyone tried yet?

What's the tipability rating of the 453 v 451? I'm guessing 451 ED is somewhere in the middle...
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Great question! Has anyone tried yet?

I tried. But I couldn't even get one wheel off the ground.
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A Plymouth/Dodge Horizon/Omni is probably easier than any smart. And yet, I never heard of anyone tipping them. I was involved in lifting the rear end off the ground though. It weighs a couple hundred pounds more but it's easier to get a grip on something solid.
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Great question! Has anyone tried yet?
I uh...I really hope not?

And eh, the ED isn't all that much heavier than an ICE. Usually GROUPS of people tend to vandalize smarts, so a few extra hundred pounds won't make much more difference. Maybe they might break a sweat.
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You think tipping is bad for a Smart? Check out what some other guy did.

Hey ! Where's the sticker that's supposed to say "When washing DO NOT IMMERSE IN WATER" ? The wife's coffeepot came with one!!


It pays to read the owners manual before using. They tip easy in high water too.
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For the record, apparently what happened to that smart was actually an accident. The car had two occupants and the driver went down a dead end road. Once realizing his mistake, he tried turning around in reverse. He drove off the road and the car tumbled down the embankment into the water below.

No injuries, just two wet and confused guys.

I'll see if I can find the article
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So a Smart won't float?
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So a Smart won't float?

Oh I don't know about that...

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Well then, someone needs to make a fake propeller to stick beneath the fake windup key.
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