Via digg, today I learned that reservations for the extremely fuel-efficient Smart Car are a go in the USA.
Early reservations for the US Smart Car have just started and already people are lining up to purchase this tiny energy efficient vehicle. The Smart Car is a tiny subcompact vehicle, only about 9 feet long and 5 feet wide. The 3-cylinder engine has fantastic fuel consumption, 42 miles per gallon, and has a top speed of 90 mph. And while it is tiny - one feels as though you can lift it yourself - it is, in fact, surprisingly roomy for something that size. Though granted, your main concern would likely be what happens in the event of a crash. According to the company, the Smart Car gets a 4 star-crash rating, surprisingly good for a vehicle of its size. The Smart Car will cost between $11,000 to $17,000. It is available in three different models, including a gorgeous little convertible.
I am seriously considering making this my next car purchase. The price range certainly is right! And could you imagine what a hybrid version of these could get in terms of gas mileage?
Vernon’s Car Stereo at 34th and Memphis has a Smart Car manufactured by Mercedes that they are using as a show car. Believe me, it’s worth the stop to check out this incredible ride (not to mention the sound system they put in it!).