Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Smart Car Wreck

I received this email today and thought I'd share.

Here is a "beauty shot" of a Smart Car.

Below is a photo of a wreck in Jefferson Parish, LA (near New Orleans ) between two trucks and a Smart Car. Think I'll pass on the Smart Car. I don't think they will need the ambulance!

UPDATE: My husband informs me that the above is NOT a SmartCar wreck and gave me this link to share with you. Neither of us, however, would ever purchase a SmartCar or recommend that anyone else does either.


  1. I stumbled on your blogs while researching this crash picture. This picture was passed around via emails and websites as being a Smart Car with an anti-green message. It turns out to be a Ford Escape, not a Smart Car. Your credibility is in question when you regurgitate dubious information (that fits your view of things) that turn out to be completely false.

    The "sour grapes" correction you made in the updated message about not recommending the car anyway is classic.

  2. I've always felt I was a classic. And at least I published a correction. If you had bothered to follow the link, you'd have seen an excellent video demonstrating the safety of the Smart Car.

    So I don't think "sour grapes" was really a factor here. We would never purchase a Smart Car for many reasons; we are a family, we live in the suburbs, and we need more space for toting more things. All very reasonable objections to the Smart Car.

    Also from an other perspective, I always felt the market for a Smart Car seemed geared towards the single urbanite or the lonely since the Smart Car is so tiny it can really only carry two people at once. Kinda defeats the purpose when you get the smugness of thinking that by driving a "Smart Car" you are some how "better" than everyone else driving normal cars yet the same car is too small to have anyone to share that with. Sad really.