A story about the smart appeared all over the country today. In my paper the headline was "Micro cars can mean major repair bills, study says." The picture accompanying the article is a smart4two.
In the first place the only "microcar" in the article is the smart. The others are mini cars. If you read the whole story you realize that the smart car was far less expensive to repair than any of the mini cars. As you know, it is one of the least expensive cars to insure as well.
But if you looked at the headline and the picture, you would think the smart was the most expensive car in the country to repair.
We get enough goofy questions and comments without the news media misrepresenting the facts and continually putting the smart in the worst light possible. I for one am tired of it.
I found this article on the Washington Times website, "discredited" the article, and commented negatively on it, stating the real facts. If you would like to put in your two cents worth, here is the URL.