Thursday, April 12, 2007

These Things are Cool!

You never know what you will see walking through Center City on the way to work. Today, running late in the rain I just HAD to stop to take a picture of the SmartCar that was parked at Broad and Spruce at the Kimmell Center.

I first saw one in Maine last year, where the neighbors from Canada had one. I don't know much about them, but they look cool and I can't figure out why city dwellers with no kids aren't demanding them. The website says that they won't be available until 2008 in the US, but this one had a license plate and everything! NO real info on pricing yet, but these babies are HOT!

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6 comments:

King Wolfie said...

CAV...
It looks like a skate to me.
I'll take two please....and a helmet!

Cavalier92 said...

Wolfie -

What are we going to do when we are out of dead dinosaurs to put in your Escalade's gas tank?

I downsized from my traditional full sized truck to a Honda this year. It's not an easy transition, but it's better in the long run!

King Wolfie said...

CAV...

I hear you, I was just kidding about the skates. I mean, that thing is way small.

I have a Galant...V6 - pretty good on gas - I must say. But my next car will be a Hybrid. There are Hybrid SUV's that really do justice as far as fuel efficiency in addition spacious seating.

I wrote a 15 page paper and gave a 20 minute presentation on "Hybrid/ Fuel Efficient Vehicles: The Economic Effects and The Global Benefits"

Several weeks of research have opened my eyes...

Christina_the_wench said...

Um, 'death trap' if you hit anything over 20mph comes to mind..... but I get what you're saying.

dagzimsococky said...

the best are the ones i saw in europe during the holidays...they are made to look like a present with a full-on bow

Cavalier92 said...

I wanted the hybrid Ford SUV, but they couldn't get one to sell me. I settled for the Honda, and while I like it, I think that I would have LOVED the hybrid.

As for the Smartcar, yeah it looks deadly but if they were primarily city cars, i think that the safety issue would be minimized.