"Hey, I'm here!" says the little smart car. "I'm ready to tackle the big gasoline prices." ... "Doeth!" Kicking Tires reports: Smart Really Coming to U.S. in 2008. Oh, never fear little smart, gas prices will go back up. Thanks to the recent election happenings, we are going to have to revise our gas prices prediction (more on that when we actually make the predictions).
In any event, the smart car is on its way (for sale in 2008). Not familiar with the smart car? Think of the smallest car you know. Then chop it in half. And now just a pinch more. No, a little more. There. That's a smart car. You can see more of it here: smart goes USA.
What do we think? In an age of excess (excess), we appreciate seeing some restraint. These smart cars make 100% sense in a big city like New York, San Francisco, Portland. But they don't make a lot of sense for folks who have to do a lot of highway driving or who have a lot of people to tote around.
We haven't found prices or sales expectations, so we can say if DaimlerChrysler has its head on straight, but the idea could work. What do you think? Would you buy one?
That's a snap of a smart car. Small ain't it? Is that good or bad?