Wednesday, July 23, 2008
What's So Smart About A Smart Car?
Ok, I kind of get the attraction to the Smart Car, the little car no bigger than a golf cart. They're cute and good on gas mileage. Remember the Volkswagen Beatle?
But seriously, is it really that smart? From a safety factor, I think I have as much chance of surviving a collision if I'm riding a bicycle. From a gas saving and economical factor I don't think it's that great either. Golf carts get better gas mileage. And they're bigger too.
Unless you are a single driver with no passengers this car doesn't make sense to me. Take your average compact car like a Toyota which gets around 25 miles to a gallon in the city... put four people in it (yes, car pool) and you have a total of 100 miles per gallon. The Smart car seats two at the most and gets 33 miles to a gallon in the city. Thats only at the most 66 miles to a gallon.
Better yet take a train or bus to work and take another car off the road. Save the Smart Car for when you are trying to get from the 17th to the 18th hole.
By Allen Bacon, Editor, The Daily Bosco