It's Smart Not Having A Back Seat ! Huh?

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#1

http://www…lly-Smart-



Where do you put golf clubs ?


#2

Just buy a Mini Cooper

Twotone


#3

I have always thought these should just be called “dumb” cars. At least for most people.

Its not that I wouldn’t actually own and drive one of those tin cans. But if I did it should be getting 66/82 mpg - rather than the 33/41 it is rated for. Either that or it should be all electric (tho I think you can get them that way).

My Escort wagon has room for 4 (5 if the 3 in the back are really skinny and like each other a lot) and all of their golf clubs and gets 33mpg. dumb car is the only thing I can think of whenever I see one. I see several around the road of central VA - lots of rural hwy, interstate, suburban city style driving. I can just never figure what the upside was b/c it isn’t energy efficiency.

I’d look at one of those if I lived & needed a car in an older walking city (including most European cities) - easy to park & fit down those tight streets.


#4

I’m with Cig on this. About the time these were coming out, 2005, I read the mileage estimates and was stunned by how disappointing they were. My brand new Corola was getting an honest 38 highway and was a real car with real utility value.

In truth, people buy them 'cause they’re cute. That’ll fade when people realize that the cuteness comes with a price premium and a severe compromise in utility. There are other cars out there, real csrs, that cost less, get better mileage, and are actually usable for everything you need a car for.


#5

I found cig’s reply funny because my wife and I have always called them dumb cars for the same reasons posted in this thread. The commercial is pretty funny, though.


#6

You don’t want to play golf in the rain so,
http://clubsmartcar.com/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=17244
You may even not have to rent a golf cart, but as always try to avoid sand traps!
http://www.courant.com/media/photo/2010-08/185861640-19064726.jpg


#7

I want to know how many clowns can fit inside.


#8

dead or alive? :stuck_out_tongue: