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Thread: Smart Road Trips! Because Explorer!

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    Smart Road Trips! Because Explorer!

    So myself and my team are planning on doing a road trip in the next few months, as in fully documented and photographed etc but we have three problems.

    1. I have complete faith in my Smart, but what kind of mileage would be pushing it too much over a week or so road trip?

    2. Inspire me with pictures of your epic trips and scenery in your Smart.

    3. Who gets to drive it. My guys are already arguing about who will drive my BMW or the Smart despite the BMW being twice the car, its damn funny!

    This is a fun thread, even Gaz is welcome to pull the piss, I am sure some of you guys must have had some epic trips already!

    Mike


    Smart Fortwo 600cc - The Matte Black beast in the night!

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    Not even p*ss taking! (MonkeyPuke)

    I drove a Smart Roadie from some strange place in Scotland (and had trouble getting in and out of it) to Leeds. (About 3-4 hours, starting at 11pm!)
    Stopped at my mums for a couple of nights (and drove a 79 year old woman around in it to every shop she wanted to visit!!!!)
    From there, drove it to London (for a commercial ferry to Sweden).
    Then another 1200 miles (15 hours drive) to get it home.
    I reckon the total trip was over 2000 miles...with a single driver.

    Was no problem at all...apart from the wind noise at over 80mph!

    Sorry, no pics, I was too busy having fun

    Oh, and got 65mpg out of it, even though I was "testing" it at some times.

    Planning to take a trip along Trollstigen (Google it) later this year...so that should test brakes and gearbox. (Hopefully, sans roof).

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    I've posted a few threads round here about my travels in Ireland (in present and previous cars).

    Read a book a while back about a guy who raced his 450 Brabus in the Cannonball Run Europe (and won!)

    Enjoy yer trip and keep us posted!!
    Haz a seedy eye!

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    If nobody else is gonna keep this thread alive, I may as well make the sort of comment Mike was waiting for from me!

    Do NOT drive the BMW....we all know what sort of people drive them...and what the W stands for... (Boys Must W***).
    I remember trying to wind a work mate of mine up when he bought one....told him he only bought it 'cos he thought it was the next model up to a BMX. (It took him over a week before he got the joke!!!!)

    I lived with the stigma of buying a Volvo S80 a few years ago, even if I didn't have the hat to wear in it (I liked the shape of the a$$, even though I didn't see my own very often, loads of other people did )....but there'd have to be a real serious reason for me to drive a Beemer!

    BMWs are the posh reps Mondeos....(Oh, I had a couple of those too )

    Drive the Smart...You Know It Makes Sense!

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    I've been to Tescos and back!!
    For an epic, say waitrose which is out of town for me, I'd carry a spare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTEN10 View Post
    I've been to Tescos and back!!
    For an epic, say waitrose which is out of town for me, I'd carry a spare.
    Tescos was a 3 hour trip for me when I took my mum in the Roadie!!!

    When you say you'd take a spare....buy cheap, buy twice...you know you should always pay for Duracell batteries!

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    Been on loads of trips - usually taking the very very scenic route

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nwsmarties/sets/


    The most mileage I've done in one day was Home - Bolton Smart - Smart Festival (then called Destination Smart) at Brooklands - Home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Or_GazM View Post
    ....we all know what sort of people drive them...and what the W stands for... (Boys Must W***).
    I always thought it was a description of the drivers "Brainless Moronic W***ers"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaskin Forrit View Post
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nwsmarties/sets/


    The most mileage I've done in one day was Home - Bolton Smart - Smart Festival (then called Destination Smart) at Brooklands - Home
    Nice set of photies YK, what version of PhotoShop or Adobe do you use, hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTEN10 View Post
    Nice set of photies YK, what version of PhotoShop or Adobe do you use, hehe
    All done by Phil (its abut the only thing we can trust him with)

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