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(Jalopnik)   The cutest police chase you'll ever see   ( jalopnik.com) divider line
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22848 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Aug 2012 at 12:55 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-02 07:18:51 AM  
5 votes:
Running from the cops in a smart car...hilarious. Did the guy think he was going to lose the cops because they were laughing too hard to chase him?
2012-08-02 02:15:24 PM  
4 votes:
Is this the cop?

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2012-08-02 01:23:30 PM  
4 votes:

Lookit the little guy. Just running for all he's worth.

He's gonna grow up to be big and strong.
2012-08-02 02:20:58 PM  
3 votes:
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/Come at me bro.
2012-08-02 01:06:53 PM  
3 votes:


What is it about Smart cars that inspires so much hatred, anyway?

Dumb people hate anything Smart.
2012-08-02 01:06:21 PM  
3 votes:
If he had found the right size sewer pipe, he could have escaped.
2012-08-02 01:00:57 PM  
3 votes:
Cuter than this one?

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2012-08-02 12:45:11 PM  
3 votes:
Oh. My. God. I was watching this, and thought to myself, "Needs moar Yakety Sax." Then I saw this:

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Well-played, Jalopnik. Well. Played.
2012-08-02 11:02:01 AM  
3 votes:
I am all for high efficiency vehicles. I think it's important for any number of reasons, but goddamn, every time I drive past one of those things I want to open my window and push it over.

My commuter car is a KIA Spectra so it's not like I'm driving a monster truck next to the ridiculous things, either.
2012-08-02 07:57:41 PM  
2 votes:
2012-08-02 02:35:24 PM  
2 votes:
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2012-08-02 01:29:14 PM  
2 votes:
"Its a go-kart, powered by my own sense of self satisfaction."
2012-08-02 01:27:34 PM  
2 votes:
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I'd be more impressed if it had just been involved in a gold bullion robbery.
2012-08-02 01:19:32 PM  
2 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: He works at home with computers.

So his Fark handle is...?

Maybe it's a Dude who really loves the Environment.
2012-08-02 01:02:10 PM  
2 votes:
He works at home with computers.

So his Fark handle is...?
2012-08-02 01:00:10 PM  
2 votes:
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2012-08-02 06:30:29 PM  
1 vote:
"Troopers say the home and car belong to 49 year old David Wheaton, and because of this they say he'll be charged with DWI..."

I know what you are trying to say, but how did no one notice how poorly this sounds? You mean if he didn't own the home or car he wouldn't get a DWI? Why was he given a DWI instead of reckless endangerment? I can guess, but try to help a little; a more complex story and no one would have a chance.

"Just because you drive a smart car, it doesn't make you smart. Here's proof of that, and it's definitely not a smart move to..."

This isn't a good pun, one which was made twice. Plus, when you say, "Here's proof of that, and" you are suggesting what follows is not the proof. Learn to write.
2012-08-02 04:45:16 PM  
1 vote:

Krustofsky: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]

Not impressed.

If he drove it in the mall he could hide in a dressing room.
2012-08-02 04:15:03 PM  
1 vote:
Awww, all the smart car talk. I thought this would be an irrational debate about the hard limits of DUI laws vs. trying people on a case-by-case basis. The guy blew high enough for the hard limit DUI laws. Yet he's driving, while being chased by cops, with the precision of a nascar driver. Clear evidence that blowing over limit doesn't imply bad driving.
2012-08-02 03:53:04 PM  
1 vote:

Whack-a-Mole: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

That is exactly the sort of thing you'd see in Bithlo, Florida. I once saw a Vega with the "big-ass truck" treatment, and laughed my ass off.
2012-08-02 03:34:42 PM  
1 vote:

Millennium: What is it about Smart cars that inspires so much hatred, anyway?

Nothing. It's the self-righteous farkwads inside.
2012-08-02 03:26:39 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-08-02 03:16:11 PM  
1 vote:

slayer199: clear_prop: For the size of the car, it gets really bad mileage. The Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit and a bunch of other cars in that class get about the same mileage and can hold four people and some stuff.

The only thing Smart cars do well is park in tight spaces, and that really isn't an issue in the US the way it is in Europe.

That's very true. 40mpg in the highway for such a small vehicle is pretty crappy. That being said, I saw a lot of them in Rome last year...they park perpendicular to the curb and they can get away with it since they're about as long as other cars are wide.

That is THE one and only killer feature for those go-karts, and if anyone is driving one who doesn't park perpendicular or lives in a city that will cite you for that, they're doing it horribly wrong.

Big cities: It's time to get rid of most of the truck and 1966 Impala sized parking stripes. Just use the meters that give you a tag for the dashboard and let people park as close as they want.
2012-08-02 02:50:24 PM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: Detinwolf: why did the cops pull up onto the grass yard?

Adding insult to injury.

The HPD would never miss a chance to be a dick to a random homeowner.
2012-08-02 02:34:38 PM  
1 vote:

Millennium: What is it about Smart cars that inspires so much hatred, anyway?

Because they run on bark ?
2012-08-02 01:24:58 PM  
1 vote:
Why didnt he stop? So he could save the towing bill.
2012-08-02 01:23:54 PM  
1 vote:
When you see one of those cars, you almost expect to see the actual driver on the roof of a nearby building with a dual-stick remote controller.
2012-08-02 01:20:15 PM  
1 vote:

Millennium: What is it about Smart cars that inspires so much hatred, anyway?

I don't think it is hatred so much as unfamiliarity. I would never buy one because it doesn't suit my needs but we have the Cars2Go here which is essentially a bunch of smart cars laying around that you can take around town and leave wherever you want for the next person. We take them if we know we are going to be drinking and don't want to have to go get our car the next day. Smart car downtown, cab home. But they are silly looking they were partially designed by Swatch for crying out loud.
2012-08-02 01:13:01 PM  
1 vote:

Millennium: What is it about Smart cars that inspires so much hatred, anyway?

Same as the Prius I guess.

There's one around here that's pink and white with touches of purple I think. Looks like a giant tenny shoe.
2012-08-02 01:12:32 PM  
1 vote:
Saw a Smart car the other day with a windup key, like they used to put on VW Bugs. My wife is too young to remember the original Bug, but we both LOL.

The only person I know that had a Smart car got rid of it because it couldn't accelerate on left turns.
2012-08-02 01:06:19 PM  
1 vote:

Millennium: What is it about Smart cars that inspires so much hatred, anyway?

'merikuns think of their cars like bald men thinks of their toupees - an extension to their masculinity (or lack thereof).
2012-08-02 01:06:12 PM  
1 vote:

Ambitwistor: Cuter than this one?

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Those cops' sons, chasing a baby ostrich. The ostrich has its face painted. It's possible.
2012-08-02 01:05:48 PM  
1 vote:
It just needed a hug.
2012-08-02 01:02:25 PM  
1 vote:
What is it about Smart cars that inspires so much hatred, anyway?
2012-08-02 01:00:35 PM  
1 vote:
Hah.. the cops weren't driving on the road, they were on his front lawn.
2012-08-02 12:44:44 PM  
1 vote:
I was sorta hoping for a car like this:
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