I was at lunch today with the bosses and the topic of these Smart Cars from Mercedes came up. My boss (Too much money to know what to do with) is going to buy one in 2008, and has been talking to the makers and all that jazz... he said they will get an average of 70mpg. I was just floored... very exotic yet sporty looking, and I'm intrigued now.
For the basic model, just under 12K new, unheard of for that kind of gas mileage. The one most would be interested in, under 14K.
Anyone else heard much about these? The USA will be able to buy them the end of 2008 beginning of 2009 is what my boss said. I guess he has his name already on one, but the backorder list is HUGE!
Not your typical car look, (8ft long?!? WOW) and only able to hold two people, but for a single person commuting, it's better then a motorcycle. (Apparently the first model was actually two motorcycle engines that pushed it...)
Could be a new wave of vehicles hitting the market... Hope you don't mind short and squat :D