What do you think of our new car, cute huh. Actually, haven’t got it yet, it’s reserved. Owned by Daimler AG, under the supervision of Mercedes-Benz, it falls under it’s P Class. In Germany this is an electric car, however here in the United States it looks like it will be a gasoline vehicle.
It’s called the SMART car. And a smart idea it is. While it does not get as good gas mileage as the Toyota Prius, it costs half as much and you have half as many moving parts, so most likely you’ll have half as many problems. Though it is small, its advertised to be roomy and safe:
The 2008 smart fortwo achieved the highest ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for front and side crashworthiness. This is ?big? news for our fantastic ?little? car. For more information, click here.
It has a 1 liter/61 cu inch aluminum 3 cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder cranking out 71 hp @ 5800 rpms.
With a 5 speed automatic manual transmission (we don’t know what that is yet), it reaches 90 miles per hour and accelerates from 0 to 60 in 12.8 seconds.
Locally they have a dealership in Tulsa, Oklahoma. http://www.smartcentertulsa.com/
To find out if there is a dealer near you, go to http://smartusa.com/
We can’t wait to get our new car and show it off. We figure if it ever brakes down, we’ll just pick it up and carry it home, save a lot of money on a tow truck, yep, we’ll have the best looking go cart, with air conditioning and a radio, how cool can that be.