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I would modify your statement to read "driving any car is not the safest thing to do"
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If anyone wants one, I will 3d print one in a colour of you choice and post it for $15US or £10gbp


But you use it at your own discretion, I will not be liable for any injuries or death because you didn't use common sense <img src="https://smartcarofamerica.com/forums/images/SmartCarOfAmerica/smilies/tango_face_smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg" />
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I would modify your statement to read "driving any car is not the safest thing to do"
Agreed but driving a small car has a little more danger than driving a large SUV or pickup truck. Sure you can get killed in either one but in identical circumstances the driver of an F-150 is more likely to walk away than the driver of a smart. This being said I'm okay with this extra risk. I mean look at MC riders. That's a huge increase in risk.
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Agreed but driving a small car has a little more danger than driving a large SUV or pickup truck. Sure you can get killed in either one but in identical circumstances the driver of an F-150 is more likely to walk away than the driver of a smart. This being said I'm okay with this extra risk. I mean look at MC riders. That's a huge increase in risk.
This could be debated about a dozen different ways. a smart is extremely safe and I would rather be in it than a F-150 pickup.But I won't get into that debate. I am an old Motorcycle rider too so lets not go there. I did crash my 1984 Gold Wing and lived to tell. 55 mph and went over the windshield taking part of it with me. I would not want to do it again! Also have destroyed 2 full size deer with my smart, and last week took out 2 raccoons... drove home every time!! (well not with the motorcycle crash)

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You know what's funny is I have a F150 and a few Smarts and the insurance is higher on the F150.


They are about the same value so I asked my insurance agent 'why is that'?


He replied it's because the F150 is more likely to generate a higher dollar claim than the Smart(s).


Yes, I too believe I in a F150 vs. Smart car crash the driver of the F150 would fare better and have a higher dollar insurance claim!
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[quote=dolphinfreindly;1669716]If anyone wants one, I will 3d print one in a colour of you choice and post it for $15US or £10gbp quote]

Have you printed one for yourself and tried it out? Any orders yet? I might be interested. Free shipping?
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You know what's funny is I have a F150 and a few Smarts and the insurance is higher on the F150.


They are about the same value so I asked my insurance agent 'why is that'?


He replied it's because the F150 is more likely to generate a higher dollar claim than the Smart(s).


Yes, I too believe I in a F150 vs. Smart car crash the driver of the F150 would fare better and have a higher dollar insurance claim!
The smart will generally protect you from being crushed but the problem is when two objects collide the heavier one will decelerate slower. The rapid deceleration in a crash and your body moving inside the vehicle is one of the things that can injure or kill you. If all cars on the road weighed the same as the smart this would be a non issue but unfortunately they don't. This being said it doesn't mean in a specific crash that you will or won't get injured with either one. It just means the chance is higher. The F-150 is two and a half times the weight so it's going to generate a bigger claim when it hits something. Also if your insurance has collision (Coverage for the F-150) it's going to be more expensive to repair or replace than the smart.

Either way I love my smart so if that means my demise then oh well
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This is getting completly off topic. If you care to continue this topic, start another thread.
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This is getting completly off topic. If you care to continue this topic, start another thread.
My apologies... I didn't mean to offend anyone. Back on topic, does the 3D printed device prevent someone from opening the window from the outside? It might be good for when you park in the sun.
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Good question, I see the holes on one end. Is that for different opening distances? Looks like a nice design.
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