I guess I'll use this blog to describe my time as a student in Iowa with my Smart Car, and the journey to figure out just how effective my car is in different conditions. I guess I should first tell people who I am and how I got Alice.
I'm currently a senior in high school in Iowa on the precipice of finding out what I'll be doing for the next 5 years of my life. I have one of approximately 5 smart cars in my entire county, which is cause of more than enough attention, good or ill. Our local M-B dealer got two shipped in from California earlier this year, and after taking it out for test drive ( I didn't even have to beg!), my parents agreed to lay down the cash to get my baby. Technically, you could say it is my mom's car, but I am the primary driver and soon to be owner.
Being a Smart in Iowa, I get my fair share of questions, the weekly "this is what my car is and I love it" spiel, and of course glares and jibes about how I'm going to get blown away and die in a terrible self induced crash.
I have yet to go through a winter in my car, and since the last time we had a blizzard we got 7 ft tall drifts, it'll definitely be an interesting time going through this. I hope you can all put up with me and figuring this out, because I know it'll be one hell of a journey.