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10.09.2008

Tiny Car

A faithful reader sends in this pic of one of those little cars we've been seeing around town. Honestly, I've either seen one of them twice or two of them once. And I don't even know what they are called. But they are closer to a glorified golf cart than an SUV.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that one of them "smart cars"

Anonymous said...

car would look better without that damn eagle sticker on the back

Anonymous said...

I hate hoe people like that think they are entitled to park anywhere it will go. Not in a real parking spot. Makes me want to run it over with my gas guzzling, jacked up truck.

Anonymous said...

They look cute, but Consumer Reports say they ride pretty rough, especially in "pitch" (front to back rocking).

Anonymous said...

It's made by Mercedes Benz, actually.

Anonymous said...

The Smart car is made by Mercedes Benz and has been sold in europe for for a few years. The American version gets 39 miles to the gallon. Consumer reports says it is one of the slowest cars ever tested with a very jerky transmission. It passed the crash test (but only by crashing it into another smart car and not a full size car)

Morgan said...

Yup, it's a "Smart" car.

There would not be much to clean up when one of those meets a rock truck.

Anonymous said...

Just imagine how the driver feels when they see an 18 wheelin rock hauler on its ass in the rearview mirror.

Anonymous said...

8:57AM, you are full of it. Mercedes tested the Smart against a S-Class (the largest Mercedes) and it did just fine. The European NCAP crash test is tougher than the US-mandated tests. I know it is difficult for you people to realize it, but with energy dissipation, mass doesn't always win. Everybody was saying that retarded "no replacement for displacement... huuuuurrr" and that was disproven, too.

Anonymous said...

A pregnant roller skate is the best I've heard about them...

wordkyle said...

If you spend %15,000 on a Smart Car that gets 40 mpg....

Rather than spend $5,000 on a used car that gets 20 mpg....

And if you drive 20,000 miles a year....

At $3.50 a gallon for gas....

It will take you nearly six years just to break even (not counting financing and/or repairs.)

Anonymous said...

9:23 says "8:57AM, you are full of it. Mercedes tested the Smart against a S-Class (the largest Mercedes) and it did just fine. The European NCAP crash test is tougher than the US-mandated tests. I know it is difficult for you people to realize it, but with energy dissipation, mass doesn't always win. Everybody was saying that retarded "no replacement for displacement... huuuuurrr" and that was disproven, too."

Slow down there fella- they do surprisingly well for there size (which the tests we read took into account) You cannot POSSIBLY in a elenty billion years think you'd come out on top (or anywhere good) against a surburban.

Don't be retarded- think for a minute you liberal weenie.

Sheesh

Anonymous said...

Shop smart, shop S Mart!

Anonymous said...

Isn't that cute? I could put it in my purse.

Anonymous said...

9:01, is there really much difference in someone's anxiety level when driving a Smart Car or something a little bigger if you are being tailgated by a reckless rock truck?

Anonymous said...

Some dumbass put an Eagle sticker on it.

sandman said...

A friend of mine has one. They're not bad.

Anonymous said...

My agreement ratio is -1 with Word, but he makes a very good point on this. A car payment takes a lot of bite out of expensive per gallon gas savings. A paid for 18 mpg is a better bargain than a 40 mpg that cost 15000 bucks that has payments.

lovelit said...

No thanks.