Walter Hinteler wrote:
The smart is a nice car for driving in town/cities, has enough space for normal shoppin. For two. As the name says.
I personally don't really like it. Design-wise, that is.
But small(er) cars .... I suppose, that's part of the European "culture" versus the USA. We always had and have (generally) driven smaller cars.
(Besides that, I wonder if ever anyone buys here 10 bags of garden soil: you rent a hanger and get double of that amount for 1/10 of the price from the local composting works.)
Are you being thick on purpose Walter?
I'm saying it doesn't have room for "normal" shopping.
Perhaps it's the language barrier, but 10 bags of garden soil, 10 bags of mulch, etc. would be a pretty typical load if you planning mulching for the season.
Think of all the items you regularly put in your car....a large picture frame, gardening stuff, more than 2 people, anything that is more than 4 feet long and 1 foot wide.
Look at this photo....special suitcases made to fit the dimensions of the storage area.
Can anyone honestly say that is all the room you would need to get around this world?
If I was going on a picnic with someone, I'd be able to get a small picnic basket, and a blanket in there. No room for even a lawn chair or 2. You'd be able to get a bathing suit, towel and book in there for going to the beach, but forget maybe a beach umbrella, some recreational stuff, or again, a 3rd person.
Oh sure, parking in the city. That's pretty much a BS sales tactic. Sure, going in the city you may have to spend some time looking for a space, but don't act like it's every time you need to park. People who drive their cars in the city buy things larger than 4' by 1' too.
I don't care for large vehicles, I think the majority of people who drive SUV's don't need them. But, as humans who live commuting lives, we need more space than 2 medium size suitcases. It's just the opposite of how they try to sell SUV's by convincing you that you regularly transport entire soccer teams and their equipment.
This vehicle is just silly to one extreme, because some people can't figure out there's a middle ground.
It costs about the same (no one is going to buy the striped down model, please) doesn't get great mileage, and is fairly useless as far as utility.