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    I have a car problem:

    As many of you already know, I have a 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!
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    I thought Smart cars were disposable.

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    I tried hard to get my wife to like the Solstice and she wouldn't bite. I love those little cars.
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    Congrats on the new car! I always liked the looks of them but don't know anything about them beyond that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darbo View Post
    Congrats on the new car! I always liked the looks of them but don't know anything about them beyond that.
    I know I don’t fit in them. Those things were not designed for someone 6’5”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darbo View Post
    Congrats on the new car! I always liked the looks of them but don't know anything about them beyond that.
    These two are 2.0L turbo Ecotech engines. ~190 HP and a top speed right around 155.....

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    .....just fast enough to be fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pony View Post
    I know I don’t fit in them. Those things were not designed for someone 6’5”.
    I know what you mean. I'm 6' and I barely fit.....

    .....and at 51, you certainly won't see me jumping out of them!
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    You might consider the non-deployment of the airbag was caused by a malfunction. You might have it checked, if that's possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotSo View Post
    You might consider the non-deployment of the airbag was caused by a malfunction. You might have it checked, if that's possible.
    My guess is the impact occurred too high on the front of the car to activate the collision sensors.......but you're right....and I certainly will!
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    Ivr bought two of the same gun, that's not a problem. When you buy two of the same car... that's a problem.

    A nice problem tho.
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    Congrats on your new to you Pontiac!

    Are they identical, or any differences?
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