Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Smart Car Smart Buy

The Smart car is an ultra-compact, Mercedes-designed, little vehicle that's been negotiating traffic and squeezing into impossibly tiny spaces in Europe for almost a decade, which will enter the US market. The Smart is expected to get at least 40 miles per gallon. Head of Car and Driver advised prospective Smart car buyers to take a realistic look at their driving habits. "I would make sure that a car this small will meet your needs," Csere said. "If your driving is mostly on city streets or maybe city freeways, the car is going to be fine. But this is not a car that you want to do long distances in on the highway."

SMART FACTS – starts at $11,600
• 770,000 Smart cars have been sold in 36 countries • The Smart car began in the early 1990s as a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz and Swatch • Swatch inventor Nicolas Hayek wanted to design an "ultra-urban" car • Smart stands for Swatch Mercedes Art • Swatch is no longer involved in the project • The Smart car has been one of six cars exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York

It has done "very well" in standard tests that would be done in the U.S. and that the company has replicated in Europe, Gamarra said. But official results won't be out for a while. The Smart car has not yet been crash tested by the National Traffic Safety Administration which waits until vehicles go on sale to the public before evaluating them, NHTSA spokeswoman Karen Aldana said. Experts caution that people for whom safety is a priority should avoid the smallest cars.

Source: CNN


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