Sound Destruction: PROPS TO DaimlerChrysler

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

PROPS TO DaimlerChrysler

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YES I am giving props to an American car company for the 'SMART' car (as featured in the Davinci Code - if you remember Sophie drives one.)

They roll out in the US very soon. I must admit that some of their cars are very ugly and I dread hearing the report of 'hummer vs smart car' on the news one night but these cars are really pretty cool. I hope they come onto the scene and create a niche kind of like the V W beatle did.

Cool things about them:

gas mileage isn't available for US models yet but Europian models get 60 mpg priced from $15,000 to $25,000, depending on options.
compact - two of these cars can fit into a single parking space
some are very sporty looking (others are ugly)
lots of options
very versatile
they have solid color plastic body panels so paint scratches are a thing of the past
exchangeable body panels

I know this car won't be for everyone but city drivers will love it for sure.

Check out their website to see how much fun these things look.

Then you can rip on me for thinking Americans will actually want something smaller that gets better gas milage.

What do you think?


Blogger Sar said...

"compact - two of these cars can fit into a single parking space"

Um, just wondering...if they're that small, don't you think it limits their clientel, especially the slothen Americans?

You want this car? No soup for you!

12:46 PM  
Blogger Nedhead said...

You gotta see them in person. TEENY! Like little colorful go-karts.

As a matter of fact, I saw a drag race the other day, the Barbie Power Wheels Bug almost won, but it's battery died just short of the finish line.

4:03 PM  
Blogger SheaNC said...

1 - Small = Good = @#$^! SUV's

2 - I think Daimler Chrysler is a German company. I remember the irony that a German company owns Chryslers, who owns Jeep, the vehicle that fought the Germans in WWII! I think they also own Rolls Royce! and Ford owns Jaguar... life is too weird.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

I want them to make a smart pick-up. Reformulating Sar's question: Will dumb people buy smart cars?

11:52 AM  

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