Many Europeans are keen on their "Smart Car" — "the first European electric vehicles that are fully operational for everyday use." The concept is owned by the Germans and manufactured in France. To give you an idea of the size of the Smart Car, here's a picture of this energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly vehicle that our government will probably soon mandate that we all must use, much like the squiggly fluorescent light bulb.
They come in a variety of colors — here's a picture of a stack of them at a dealership.
Though I had heard of Smart Cars, a recent e-mail from a friend in Germany who reads my blog put me on to the fact that they are highly customizable. Tuning kits available from Carlsson Products allow you to change rather significantly the look of your Smart Car. The kits include alloy wheels, an aluminum pedal set, a fog light, front spoiler, grill inlet, handbrake lever, rear skirt, sport rear silencer, and wiring harness.
Never satisfied with the status quo, though, others have come up with body kits that totally change the look of the Smart Car. Here's what they've come up with so far.
The Smaudi A3 AWD!
The Smorsche Targa!
and last, but not least...
An interesting look, to be sure, but it's not as spacious as the "surprisingly roomy" Smart Car Fortwo, and not as powerful — less than one horse.
Are you tempted to look into the Smart Car for your automotive needs? Do you already own one and want to tell us how great it is? Would you never consider one? Share your thoughts in the comments.
"Delay is not indifference. It's God's exercising His wisdom." - Chris Barney
Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window!
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