My car is dead. Okay, it’s not entirely dead. Sometimes it doesn’t. Last night it didn’t and I was stranded…again.
We took it to a mechanic, but my tricksey little Saturn started right up for him every time so he couldn’t figure out what the problem might be. It’s a little like playing Russian roulette…will it start today or will it not. It’s a fun little game. Will I have to remain at my meeting, church, or the Pizza Hut long after everyone else has gone home or might there be a chance the engine will turn over this time? Hmmm.
So, despite the fact that I really like my Saturn…it gets 42 miles per gallon, I am, in self defense, looking for a new car. Here are my perimeters: It has to be relatively safe…I’m expected a baby granddaughter…tee hee. It has to get at least 40 miles to the gallon…I mean, come on, gas prices….let’s catch up here technology. And, of course, and this is a no brainer…it has to be cute.
Don’t get me wrong…I like the look of some of the big gas hogs out there. My son in law has a jeep…that’s cute. And I have a big ass pickup truck that I like to pull the horse trailer.
But this would be MY car. MINE. For the first time since my teenage years I plan to get a car just for myself. So I’m thinking about the Smart. Here it is. I love the way it looks. Love it. But is it safe enough? Is it gas efficient enough (38-41 mpg)? Is it practical enough (it doesn’t even pretend to have a backseat). So what do you think? Anyone drive a Smart? Anyone have another suggestion? I’d appreciate advice. Cuz if it doesn’t have four legs I don’t know much about it.