2010 Smart fortwo Passion CoupeEnlarge Photo
The Smart ForTwo is a car that has tried to revolutionize the way people view the micro or mini car. It was a car intended to carry two people and a case of beer while still being affordable and efficient. Recently, as reported here at AllSmallCars.com, the creator of the Smart, Nicolas Hayek, passed away at age 82 (more here). With his passing my interest in getting behind the wheel of a Smart for an extended period of time has increased ten fold. The question? Can a 20-something really dig something this small and “cute”. More on that later.
The meat of this prose is to look at why you should go right out on your next trip or vacation and rent a Smart car. In fact, I will give you five reasons, the last of which is the real clincher. Where do you rent one? Well, you can check with the different agencies, but I wound up with a 2009 Smart ForTwo Passion Cabriolet from Enterprise at LAX. The full adventure that has ensued from this will be coming in my Great Smart Car Road Trip: LA to San Francisco and Back Series, so stay tuned!On to the top five reasons why anyone of age should rent a Smart FortTwo:
Bottom line—the Smart has captured another writers heart, but for the full 600 plus mile adventure, stay tuned to AllSmallCars.com.