While we were out running errands last week, Lloyd said, “Why don’t we just slip around and look at a Smart car?”
My head swivelled like an owl’s. I stared straight at him, detecting a suspicious bit of a grin. “We’re just going to look, aren’t we?”
We drove across town to the Mercedes-Benz dealership which has a Smart car division, and took their all-electric model out for a test drive. It had a generous government rebate hanging over it like a carrot! The final price was too high for our budget, and the pre-charge mileage was too low.
Not deterred, Lloyd suggested we take a look at their gasoline-powered Smart car, which was much less expensive. They just happened to have the exact colour we wanted, and because it was a 2013 demo, they offered a generous discount. It can go 600 km on a full tank. We took it for a test-drive, and as you can see by the picture, it passed with flying colours! Believe it or not, we purchased it at 0% interest!
It seems that no one can approach to look at our little ‘ladybug’ without grinning from ear to ear. However, when you sit inside, it feels like a big car. There is ample space behind the seats to fit in a picnic cooler with wheels, two lawn chairs and more!
Best of all, seniors, the floor is high, and to exit, you just put your feet out and stand up ; no prying yourself out like we had to do with the Grand Am. The model? “Fortwo Pure Coupe.”
Now, tell me, can you look at this car without smiling?