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    Posted on November 30th, 2005 Brian 1 comment

    Europeans have a different idea about automobiles than we do. For many years, the price of gasoline across the pond has been higher than even the so-called high fuel prices over which the country has been fuming. That’s not even mentioning the utter lack of parking available in a city as old as Rome.

    It’s not that surprising, then, that the Smart Car is very popular over there. Indeed, when Heather and I were in Italy, you could hardly turn around without seeing one. They really are very cool vehicles, and there are some rumblines that we may see them on this side of the Atlantic. While it doesn’t seem likely to happen during our tenure in DC, perhaps a Smart Car could persuade us to own a car again after living without for over a year now.

    So anyway, with that preamble out of the way, let’s move onto something more interesting – say, something involving a speeding automobile and a large concrete wall. A car smashing into something always makes for entertaining video, don’t you agree? Check out this awsome video of a Smart Car running into a wall at high speed.

     

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    • In a time when gas prices have eclipsed the $3 mark and continue to climb, fuel-efficient vehicles have seen their stocks rise. With U.S. consumers finally moving away from gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs, smart car , a division of Mercedes Benz, has decided to debut the smart fortwo – a two-person car that measures only 8.8 feet long – in the United States.