I don't drive a smart car. I don't think I ever will.
Please do not confuse this with "hybrid" or "energy efficient" or anything like that. The cars I'm specifically talking about are those tiny little one-person cars. Yes, I know they have two seats in them, so maybe one person and a small kitten.
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THIS. This is what I'm talking about.
"So," I hear you asking me, "Why won't you ever drive one?"
Allow me to explain: Drive one for a while? Yes. Purchase one to own? No. It's not the fact that it's a tiny car, and it isn't the fact that it would be inconvenient to try to fit things into or transport items. Okay, so that last one IS really inconvenient... Quite honestly though, I would be afraid to be in this thing for any extended period of time! Sure it's fantastic for the environment, but it looks like it will tip over if you so much as LOOK at it too intently.
Needless to say I am curious as to how it drives. I expect any individual that sees this car on the road would feel the same way. Whether they were speaking from experience or just assumptions, I have heard many people equate the experience of driving one of these cars to the experience of driving a go-kart. Everyone knows how much fun that is, and it's nothing more than just driving!
However, the thrill and excitement experienced when driving a go-kart isn't derived so much from the vehicle itself, but from the track you race on. When was the last time you drove a go-kart on a track that was nothing but 4 lanes heading in one direction for an hour? Did you ever drive a go-kart to a 4-way-stop intersection that for some reason NO ONE THERE BUT YOU KNOWS WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?! It's not that hard people! The first person to the stop sign is the first person to go! If two people get there at the same time, it's the person to the RIGHT that goes! I really shouldn't have to sit there waving my hand like a jackass, hoping you understand what the sight of me having an aneurysm in my car is supposed to mean.
...but yeah, I wouldn't buy one.
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