OK this blog is not so much a real blog as it is a warning to you Smart car owners. I went to class one day in mid November with approzimately 1 gallon of gas in the tank. Since the gauge had not yet changed over to the 0.9 gallon mark yet, I knew I had enough gas to get to work and fill up on the way home.
Fast forward through class.
On the way home, I forget that I was supposed to buy gas. So being the lucky guy I am I make it home without incident and pull into the driveway and thought to myself, "Oh no! I was supposed to buy gas!" Well of course I was tired and hungry so I reasoned with myself that since I had the day off tommorrow, I would go buy gas then.
Fast forward through the night to the next day.
Have absolutely no idea what I did all day that kept me from buying gas.
Fast forward to the next morning.
I get into my Smart to go to class again. Before I even get out of the neighborhood, I notice my gas gauge is reading 0.1 gallons of gas. I make for the closest convienence store gas station which is just outside my subdivision. Before I could go another block, the gauge changes to 0.0 gals. Now I don't believe it would be hard to push a Smart car, but who wants to be the first one that has to? So I perform the slowest starts this Smart has ever seem and coast into the station in neutral without a hitch, whew!
8.796 gallons later, I am back on the road safe and sound.
Don't get caught with your gas gauge down.