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Nissan Versa, Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, smart fortwo, MINI Cooper
#8634 of 9848 Re: read today [thegraduate]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 24, 2009 (11:40 am)
I'm storing the hemi in the garage out of the weather.
Here comes Mercedes:
"Under its tentative plan, Mercedes would import by 2012 at least one of four next-generation compact models it will start selling in Europe in late 2011, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. These diminutive Mercedes would go head to head with an expanding field of premium small cars in the U.S., including the A3 from Volkswagen AG's Audi unit and BMW AG's 1 series and Mini Cooper."
Mercedes Plans a Small-Car Volley (Wall St. Journal)
#8635 of 9848 Re: read today [steve_]
Nov 24, 2009 (11:53 am)
These things were surprisingly popular in Germany, given their price premium over other small cars (pic is from the big MB dealer adjacent to the MB museum):
I don't know if that would translate to NA though.
Nov 24, 2009 (5:35 pm)
Now, this is what ya need to replace the Intrepid with. You'd be styling with the best of them!
#8637 of 9848 Re: snake... [iluvmysephia1]
Nov 25, 2009 (3:56 am)
That car should be called STUPID. I have a ridng lawnmower bigger then a Stupid car. What kind of idiot would drive a car that small and drive it on I290? You are risking your life driving that car, it is way to small.
#8638 of 9848 Re: snake... [dirtyharrywk]
Nov 25, 2009 (4:15 am)
Well, it at least offers more protection than a motorcycle.
#8639 of 9848 Re: snake... [dirtyharrywk]
Nov 25, 2009 (8:30 am)
To each their own, dhw...You don't dig the Smart? Great! Speak for yourself. Drive your tank or whatever it is that gets you around and leave those drive a Smart alone. Anytime you get in an automobile and drive you're always at risk, no matter how large or gruesome your ride may be sizewise.
#8640 of 9848 Re: snake... [dirtyharrywk]
Nov 25, 2009 (8:30 am)
What kind of idiot would drive a car that small and drive it on I290?
Two responses to the same question:
Consider that its a car designed for urban use, primarily.
The same idiot who is single and buys a Suburban despite living and commuting in NYC.
#8641 of 9848 Re: snake... [thegraduate]
Nov 25, 2009 (8:34 am)
So true, graduate!
How about the oaf who drives a Escalade solo, to impress as a status symbol?
"What fools these mortals be"...
#8642 of 9848 Re: snake... [thegraduate]
Nov 25, 2009 (8:57 am)
I said this from the beginning, but cars that small need a little help to sustain sales in the USA. I'm thinking open access to car pool lanes or free/reduced parking, something like that.
#8643 of 9848 Re: snake... [ateixeira]
Nov 25, 2009 (10:38 am)
I'm thinking open access to car pool lanes or free/reduced parking, something like that.
I'm with you only if the mileage benefit is there (33/41 enough to do that?). That's a 6mpg improvement over the comfy Corolla.