I printed up a bunch of these and am going to keep them in our new car.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Car
What kind of car is that?
It's a Smart Passion Cabriolet, but most people call it a SmartCar.
Who makes it?
Where did you get your car?
At the Smart Dealership in Tysons Corner, VA. It's next to the Mercedes dealership on route 7. Tell Lance we said "Hi."
Is it a hybrid?
Nope, it runs on premium gasoline.
How much did your car cost?
Manners, please! OK, we're kidding, sort of. They start at about 12k but we got ours fully loaded, so we paid about 20.
What kind of gas mileage do you get?
The EPA got about 36. We drive conservatively and get about 40, but we drive on highways a lot.
Does it have a trunk?
Kind of. You can stow stuff behind the seat. About as much as two people can take on an airplane, both checked baggage and carry-on.
Do you have to peddle that thing?
Didn't your Momma ever tell you it's rude to make fun of people's cars? Our Mommas did.
Can I peek inside your car?
We'd really rather you didn't. If you'd like to see what the interior looks like, you can check out SmartUSA.com
How is it on snow?
Canadians don't seem to mind it.
Does it have a GPS?
No. But some people get aftermarket ones installed.
How many cylinders?
Three. It’s not a performance car, at all.
How fast does it go?
It tops out at about 90.
I hear you have to order SmartCars a year in advance?
We ordered it in April of 2007 and picked it up in April of 2008, so yeah, we did. The wait is about 12-18 months right now. We found out about the car from a friend of ours who loves cars. He recommended it.
How do you like it?
We love it!
Is this FAQ really necessary?
We know this is weird, but yeah, it kind of is. LOTS of people ask about our car. Sometimes several times a day. Sometimes they flag us down at stoplights or find us in restaurants. We want to answer questions, but we’re kinda shy and sometimes late for work.