Monday, April 6, 2009

Tiny car spotted. . . .




I saw this car parked at the curb last week during one of my walks around town. I don't know what to think about it. . . but, there's definitely not much storage room.

8 comments:

Katney said...

A "Smart Car" (yes, that's really what they are called.) Someone at our post office drives one. I think it must be the lady clerk rather than the guy clerk since he is about as big as it is.

cieldequimper said...

Wohoo, you found a Smart! European city streets are filled with them, precisely because they fit into tiny parking spaces!

Malyss said...

Paulie, this car is called a "SMART".We have plenty of them here. They have plenty of success because, as they are small, you can park them easily in the towns. They don't use a lot of petrol.They are easy to drive. Women especially like them. I understand your surprise, in USA you always had very big cars. But here,in Europe, with our small streets, and our cities, "Smarts" are really loved!!For me, your surprise is funny Ü

RuneE said...

The Smart car is made by a Mercedes Benz subsidiary (no less) and has been very popular for leasing and city cars. They are not electric, but has a small motor and seating for two (a new version has four, I think). As Malyss says, they are a common sight, especially in Middle-Europe.

Most cars in Europe are less than 4.50 m and very, very few more than 5m in length. A good many are even less than 4 m in length.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love these little cars went to look at one a few weeks back,but your right theres not much storage for the price, i could never get my shopping done

dot said...

My daughter took me for a ride in her mother-in-law's smart car. They are cute and real gas savers but the ride is a little rough.

Love Bears All Things said...

Cute car but I'd feel like I was sitting on the street.
Mama Bear

storyteller said...

It's cute but much too small for me ... yet my sister and her husband plan to purchase one of these once their RV travels end!
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