We’d been a one-car family for 10 years, and I was getting tired of not having my own wheels. Then I saw my first smart.
We were at a restaurant, just about to head inside, when I noticed a curiously compact car in the parking lot. I had to get a closer look. The owners, a married couple, were 6’4” and 5’1” tall — important, because my husband and I are 6’3” and 4’11” respectively.
A week later, I found another smart parked outside a grocery store. The owner invited me to take a seat, and I was surprised to find the interior so roomy! That’s what clinched it for me. We needed that room.
Besides the space, there is a lot to love about my 2015 smart fortwo. There’s the sunroof, the gas mileage, the way it answers my phone for me via Bluetooth — and I love that, no matter how my day has been, I can always count on my smart to make me smile.
As an antique collector, I’m always stopping to see what I can find. There’s plenty of room in my smart for all sorts of things. Once, I decided to pack the trunk with some of my husband’s TV production equipment: three tripods, two camera bags, a light kit, an audio case and more. Everything fit! He was shocked.
smart is definitely a one-size-fits-all car. I would recommend it to anyone of any height, weight, shape or size, because everyone deserves to drive a safe, comfortable and extremely economical car.