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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Your Smart Car Shows How Dumb You Are

Here's a shout out to all of the Smart Car drivers out there.  Right up there with the Pet Rock and the Chia Herb Garden, it begs the question "who would buy one of those?"  Also, conspicuously absent is the "fine German engineering".  Let's examine further:

1) Occupants - 2

2) Luggage - Ha!

3) Crash ratings - can't defy physics, in an accident - you lose, ouch!

4) Performance - 0-60 mph in 12.8 seconds.  Shameful, and certainly not fun to drive.

5) 33/41 MPG - this is where the engineering is really suspect.  This is a 1800 lb car!  This mileage is a crime against Herr Schmidt, my German dynamics teacher.  You can get the same basic mileage with a Focus or a Fiesta and get a whole car...

So, this grand vehicular experiment has proven one thing: there's a sucker, jonesing for the next big (or little) thing, born every day.  Thanks to all the Smart Car drivers out there for providing entertainment for the rest of us.

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