Tuesday, December 11, 2007

smart cars

Eric and I are pretty excited that smart cars are soon to be available in the US! Not so much because we are in the market for one, as much as because we think they are super cool and wish that the US was as 'smart' about smaller, more fuel-efficient (smart cars get 42mpg; although I think they could do better) cars as Europe is. Plus, they are just so snazzy-looking!

Here's a photo of one we saw in Italy, plus other (older) cool cars and vehicles that we saw along the way (often I made Eric pose for scale which is a *little* unfair but funny).

Check out the color-coordinating wheels!

I'm pretty sure this is a Fiat 500, "cinqueceto" -- the number of people that can be squeezed in these is quite amazing!

I believe this is also a Fiat-- practically a station wagon!

These mini-mini-trucks, called Apes, are used in cities, in the country, in the mountains, any and everywhere! They only go about 35mph...which can be annoying on a mountain road!


At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the troquita!!

At 1:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Road and track has a very negarive article on the smart car because of all the changes they had to make do accomodate the US regulations.


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