Last November(2008)I received a letter informing me that I had been left a small legacy, enough to buy a car, I like the idea of the Smart Fortwo and decided I was going to get one, in my profile say I bought it on the 19th but I don't pick it up till the 28th, I am single, no wife, no children, no grand children and live on my own, I have had 5 months before the cheque fell through the door to tell people and the comments are interesting...
Mind you don't trip over it.
I wont need laughing gas to laugh at it.
There a bit girly, from a woman who knows a guy who is gay and has a pink one!
You will get squashed in a crash, from a man who only rides a bike!
You wont get a double bass in it.
You cant use it as a taxi(I like that one)
From my younger brother, 'what! your joking', he loves big cars.
From my brothers wife, 'Ahhh' in a positive, sweet way.
From a friend, you'll soon get known round town by your car.
A classic one...smart people don't buy a Smart Car.
Does it come with a neck strap, from a fellow photographer.
there are more that I cant remember but it was a conversation piece long before I bought it, I really enjoyed telling people I was getting one and seeing the reaction, most I have to say were positive.
I went into a pub for a meal and parked up was Smart Car, I asked the bar maid who it belonged to as I wanted to hear their opinion of it, she said he was not in he had gone home in a taxi(for obvious reasons!)anyway she told me that the owner was a class 1 truck driver, in the UK that means you can drive articulated waggons and the Smart Car was what he knocked about in, wonderful.
I was doing a gig and in the car park of the pub was a yellow roadster, on the back he had put chrome letters spelling out the word 'TONKA'.
Finally...what a great web site, the best Smart one.