I tell my young single friends that this car is the way to meet people! at traffic lights, people yell from their cars to get information. One evening a guy chased me down the sidewalk to catch me at the traffic light. People on the Turnpike have pulled up with cameras in their hands -- taking our picture! Gas stations, grocery stores -- we always seem to have people looking at it while we do our business. Yes - at least 15 minutes to extend a trip. I've consider charging people for rides -- could get it paid off so much faster!

The best was the night i had a "hoodie" guy (sort of a scary looking sort) that pulled up next to me and glanced over around the edge of his "hood" -- i smiled and he got flustered and dropped back. When he pulled up next to me, I saw that he had his cellphone and was taking a picture of the car! Pretty cool! Same thing happened on the PA turnpike -- a kid (passenger, not driver!) took our picture at 80 mph!

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Comment by Jay Sandler. on June 23, 2008 at 12:31pm
Let me add "people magnet" - I would have to say that I get an equal number of people (women and men) asking me about the Smart - it is EXACTLY as the hype said it would be: questions, cameras, strangers standing against the car when parked taking photos... I've been driving it a lot in NYC recently and I cant' tell you how many people have walked right up to my car (I have a cabrio) while at a light, looked over the top and just started asking me about it. (It was a bit annoying at first, but I have gotten used to it... now I know what it is like to be famous... now if I can only find out what it's like to be super rich!)
Comment by Dariusz on June 23, 2008 at 1:23am
I had more people starting conversation with me in the last month that I had in the previous two years. It does however always center around gas mileage.
Comment by roberto fernandez on June 22, 2008 at 3:50pm
light up motor is problem too i send the car 5 time in 35days i use

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