Years ago, I thought we needed a big car. Didn't everyone? We bought a big old truck thinking it would be great to haul stuff around. It did come in handy when we bought our childrens bedroom furniture. But it was such a gas guzzler and we really didn't end up needing all the room as often as we thought.


Four years ago, when we were in Italy, we saw the Smart car for the first time. They were everywhere and we even took pictures with them. Not only were they adorable, but we noticed how great they were in a country where the streets were small and parking was limited. These cars were even parking up on the sidewalks!


Soon after, we started seeing them here in the states. It was a long wait to get one, but when you commute alone all the time, why do you need a big car sucking up a lot of gas? Especially with the gas prices these days. So, we love our little baby and people come over and look at it all the time.

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Comment by Tim Fitzlaff on December 1, 2011 at 10:12am

My wife and I saw a similar car by Ford in Mexico, they said I couldn't get one to the states (emissions standards) I was intrigued, my mom photographed a Smart in Europe & when I heard they were coming I researched them for months until my wife agreed to get one, now we have two -I sold my motorcycle & replaced it with mine to commute, it costs 1/3rd the gas compared to my truck. I work construction & enjoy it even though I get strange looks from the macho guys on job sites driving dually pickups & such.  

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