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I have a Car problem.....

As many of you already know, I have a hot sauce and gun collecting problem.....
 
....but what is lesser known is that I also have an affinity for cars......and recently, that has been for the Pontiac Solstice GXP.
 
I already had one....an automatic car.....that I only drove on pretty days......and a 2008 Smart that was my daily driver.....
 
....till I hit a deer at 60MPH and creamed the front of the Smart. (now under reconstruction)!
 
So....I needed another daily car.
 
What did I buy????
 
Yep.....I have issues.....
 
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Bonus: Picture of what a Smart Car looks like after a direct collision with a 120lb. deer at 60 MPH:
 
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Anyone that makes fun of those little cars has no idea how safe they are. I survived (the deer did not) and the damn air bag didn't even deploy!
 
 
 
 
 
i always liked the looks of the solstice. is the new purchase a stick? what engine? 
 
i heard the smart cars have something like a roll cage and are fairly safe? you are in corvette land there, you must see them everywhere?
 
luvmesump3pp3rz said:
i always liked the looks of the solstice. is the new purchase a stick? what engine? 
 
i heard the smart cars have something like a roll cage and are fairly safe? you are in corvette land there, you must see them everywhere?
 
The "new" one is a 2008....5-speed....and both it and the 2007 are 2.0L Ecotec turbo cars.
 
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Yes, the entire body of the Smart is basically a giant roll cage. They're definitely over-engineered.
 
Yep. I live 12 miles from the Corvette Plant and proving grounds. There are Corvettes everywhere. And....as a veteran, I get into the Corvette museum for free!  ;)
 
The Hot Pepper said:
I'll take the '71 Squareback over in the corner.
 
 
It could be yours!! :dance:
 
I've been thinking about posting her on The Samba for quite a while.
 
paulky_2000 said:
 
The "new" one is a 2008....5-speed....and both it and the 2007 are 2.0L Ecotec turbo cars.
 
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Yes, the entire body of the Smart is basically a giant roll cage. They're definitely over-engineered.
 
Yep. I live 12 miles from the Corvette Plant and proving grounds. There are Corvettes everywhere. And....as a veteran, I get into the Corvette museum for free!  ;)
 
 
 
It could be yours!! :dance:
 
I've been thinking about posting her on The Samba for quite a while.
nice! i grew up driving with manual transmissions. i read that only 2% of cars sold in the US now are manual shift. many people here have never driven a stick shift and it`s becoming a lost art.
 
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