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(CBC)   Micro-cars are trendy, fuel efficient, and you can park wherever you want for free if you get creative   (cbc.ca) divider line 11
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2012-12-08 01:47:13 PM  
3 votes:
s4.thisnext.com

You could just bring the car inside with you.
2012-12-08 04:47:33 PM  
2 votes:
www.skweegieisland.com
2012-12-08 01:40:54 PM  
2 votes:
I avoid parking lot fees by driving my jeep over the concrete barriers so I don't have to pay the fees on exiting.
2012-12-08 01:34:11 PM  
2 votes:
I've tried that "It's so small you'll hardly even notice it" dodge before.
2012-12-08 01:32:40 PM  
2 votes:

Electrify: they are so weighed down with airbags and other safety essentials


Not true. Other Western cars are just as safe as ours. They just don't come with as much sound dampening, sat-navery, bumpin bass, cupholders, huge seats, huge door openings, exterior bling and other douchebag features. Europeans don't place as high a value on comfort while driving as we do, because they don't drive 4 hours a day and are not too fat to fit inside a normal car.

Marcus Aurelius: You said it. 1982 Honda Civics got 50 to 60 MPG on the highway, and close to 50 around town.


My 1975 Civic CVCC gets such good mileage I can't be bothered to keep track. In the 50s? Plus it can take leaded gasoline, for after the apocalypse destroys refineries. Of course, it is a deathtrap, terrifying to drive/ride in, invisible to everyone, gets clowned constantly (groups of drunks try to pick it up and move it so much, I don't park it where I can't watch it), will never get me laid, and only comes in colors you would paint a traffic barrier.
2012-12-08 11:21:40 AM  
2 votes:
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-08 11:16:19 AM  
2 votes:
squeezing her tiny Smart micro-car between two cars parked at meters

If she does that to me she's going to find her micro-car crunched into a nano-car when I try to pull out.

/ITG
2012-12-08 05:19:45 PM  
1 votes:

Dwight_Yeast



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2012-12-08 03:27:01 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: Hey lady, if you squirm to get within 6 inches of the rear bumper of my pickup,

If you can't get out of a spot in the city with 6" on each end of your car, then you shouldn't be parking in the city.

A hint: the shorter the wheelbase, the easier it is to get out of a tight space.

This is what streets look like in my neighborhood:

www.boutell.com


YOU LIVE IN THE 1970'S ?!?!!?!!? AWESOME!!!!! ;D
2012-12-08 04:35:25 PM  
1 votes:

Dwight_Yeast: Representative of the unwashed masses: Hey lady, if you squirm to get within 6 inches of the rear bumper of my pickup,

If you can't get out of a spot in the city with 6" on each end of your car, then you shouldn't be parking in the city.

A hint: the shorter the wheelbase, the easier it is to get out of a tight space.

This is what streets look like in my neighborhood:

[www.boutell.com image 450x338]
One lane of traffic, one of parking. Some of the smaller side streets are barely wide enough to get a car down.

Microcars make sense here, and my neighbors are buying them.


do you live in the 70s?
2012-12-08 01:29:16 PM  
1 votes:
You think that the Smart Car is a small car?

THIS is a small car!
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-12-08 11:54:24 AM  
1 votes:

Electrify: The most frustrating thing about these kinds of cars in North America is that they are so weighed down with airbags and other safety essentials that they don't get much better mileage than a standard subcompact. A Scion iQ gets 37 MPG on the highway, which i less than a Ford Fiesta at 40 MPG. Meanwhile the iQ in Europe comes in at about 45 MPG.


It would be cool if we could die screaming bloody deaths more often.
 
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