It’s cute, tiny, and plastic. The kids love it (especially in Europe). It also gets 70 miles per gallon, and you can fit three side by side in a standard parking spot. Move over, Mini: The Smart microcar could be the next big thing on America’s roads.
Breaking into a smile, one kid blurts: “Can we hug your car?”
Let’s hope so. They are great in the city. A friend drives one in London and says the cops don’t seem to mind when you park a Smart nose in, rather than perpendicular to the road – they are short enough that they don’t really stick out.