Thursday, January 18, 2007

What is This??

On my way to the market yesterday, I saw this car parked. There was nothing on it to identify the maker. I have never seen anything like this. I thought it was really cute and very practical for the island. I can't imagine driving it anywhere else though. Does anybody know what it is or anything about it???

Later edited note: I just The DaVinci Code. This is the same kind of car they make their escape from the museum in!


wayne said...

I got an email from a friend who recognized this. Here is what he had to say:

It's a Smart car...I love them.I see them all over in Holland and Belgium.Many being used by businesses in courier-like services.I have a few photos of them with some awesome graphic logos/decals and color combinations. Made in Germany - first model (electric,approx 8 years ago) designed by someone at Swatch watch Co and made by Benz. Newer models in gas (and diesel?) made by Benz/Chrysler for European market.They are expected to be imported to the US in a few years. There is a guy here who brought one over approx. 5 years ago....and spent alot of money doing it!

Nancy said...

My son in Mexico City has one. Gets 60 mpg and seats two. Zero emissions.

They love it!

Anonymous said...

This is definatley a smart car. very dangerous on UK roads, (Lorrys have trouble seeing them!) But good to park. I Heard a lorry in Germany drove with one attatched to the front bumper for 25 miles.... funny!