Meet the Smart Fortwo. Pronounced
fort-woe four-twah for-two, this DaimlerChrysler micro-compact has been redesigned for a 2008 U.S. release. Only 106-inches long, three of these handbags can fit nose-to-curb in the parking space typically hogged by one standard car length.
And its zippered compartment consists of a solid steel Tridion frame which contains a 5-speed manual transmission, front and side air bags, 7.8 cubic feet of cargo space, and two people.
40 miles per gallon.
You Can Reserve One Of These Pocketbooks With A $99 Refundable Deposit.
mommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy saysOctober 9, 2007 at 8:33 am
Does that mean I never have to take the kids with me anywhere again? Sign me up!
Jennifer saysOctober 9, 2007 at 8:37 am
I can just picture Bossy’s dane in the passenger seat with her head sticking out of the top!
Kelly saysOctober 9, 2007 at 9:23 am
You are tooo freaking funny… makes me want to come pick you up and take you to breakfast for some mimosas….
Juliet Pennay saysOctober 9, 2007 at 9:27 am
And then the semi who doesn’t see you because your the size of an ANT, SQUARSHES you flat.
Those things only work in completely overpopulated, technologically advanced countries. Like Germany.
William saysOctober 9, 2007 at 9:27 am
It must be evironmently friendly with allthe wood it saves building smaller garages.
blackbird saysOctober 9, 2007 at 9:43 am
I’m planning on matching them to my shoes.
All Adither saysOctober 9, 2007 at 9:44 am
I need to know what’s in the side pocket before I go ahead and order.
Mary Alice saysOctober 9, 2007 at 9:51 am
Or will fit…. one person and one Big Gulp Cup.
HappyHappy Joy saysOctober 9, 2007 at 10:04 am
I think I had one of these back in the 70s – it was pink and my Barbie drove it around town with Skipper at her side. Now I can’t help but wonder about how to accessorize. Instead of getting one of those car bras, you could just take your own bra off and slap it on. Hell, go deluxe and add a thong while you are at it.
Nilsa S. saysOctober 9, 2007 at 10:10 am
Looks just like the Smart Car which I saw all over Europe when I was there years ago. Funny how America can be a leader in so many things, yet a pathetic follower in so many others (cars, cell phones, anything technology related!).
Gloria saysOctober 9, 2007 at 10:17 am
That car is such a bully magnet! I feel like kicking it to see if it’ll topple over…
amy saysOctober 9, 2007 at 10:27 am
I’ve been waiting YEARS for this car. Can’t wait till they are finally on our shores.
Miss Britt saysOctober 9, 2007 at 10:33 am
Does it come with a strap?
dexter saysOctober 9, 2007 at 10:34 am
where is the rest of it? That may be the ugliest car I have ever seen.
soNOTcool saysOctober 9, 2007 at 10:34 am
I swear, X and I saw one of these in Madison last Tuesday. Or, at least its twin sister. Awesomeness. Not that I’ll be driving one, but I like oohing and ahhing over them.
joeinvegas saysOctober 9, 2007 at 10:36 am
We saw them all over Paris when we visited quite a few years ago. I put my money down when they started announcing here, and got to drive one when the tour came to Vegas. Mine’s picked out – yellow and black. Just hope it makes it up these steep parking garage ramps. What colors will you be getting?
Noelle saysOctober 9, 2007 at 10:55 am
There’s a guy around here who drives in one of the prototypes. It’s so goofily wonderful! I think I’ll have to whip out my evening handbag to fit in there.
vuboq saysOctober 9, 2007 at 11:20 am
teh cute! buy one for me 🙂 … in yellow.
srah saysOctober 9, 2007 at 11:30 am
Are they only for city driving? I’d like to see how one of those handles on a freeway. I’d be afraid a big truck would drive by and blow me off the road.
Other than that, sign me up!
Mrs. G. saysOctober 9, 2007 at 11:31 am
I’d like one in black and red.
Marie saysOctober 9, 2007 at 11:35 am
I want one! Screw shoes, I’m a handbag girl. Perhaps they’ll make roof compartments for the kiddles? Like a side car only on top. I wonder if one could get away with driving it through the grocery store? It’s not much different than those motorized carts, that would be the shiznit.
Howard saysOctober 9, 2007 at 11:38 am
Only 40 MPG? Wow, you’d think it would be higher. Then nice thing about these cars is that if in an accident, they are crushed in such a way as to double as a coffin! So convenient!
whit saysOctober 9, 2007 at 11:42 am
Maybe in the city, but no way I’d take that thing on the freeway. You’d be safer on a motorcycle.
Does it have a MP3 player? I think it might be the MP3 player.
sweetney saysOctober 9, 2007 at 11:51 am
WANT! 40 mpg and easy parallel parking? SOLD!
Cece saysOctober 9, 2007 at 11:52 am
I’m way too cool of a mom to go out like that.
Laura Owen Chalfont, PA saysOctober 9, 2007 at 12:17 pm
I LOVE it! I am cracking up thinking about Dooce in that car-LOL! Would make a nice graduation gift for Man…………
Val saysOctober 9, 2007 at 12:18 pm
We have had them here in Cape Town South Africa for some years now and they STILL turn heads when one is sighted!! Suprisingly spaceous inside and a joy to ride!
Go for it US!!!! 🙂
The Domestic Goddess saysOctober 9, 2007 at 12:32 pm
Where do the car seats go? And the stroller? And the diaper bag? And the five pairs of shoes that my kids leave in the car (just in case they wanna wear them, just in case we actually go someplace)? And my husband’s box of car stuff? Oh! I get it! I get to drive ALL BY MYSELF! HAHAHAHAHA! But seriously, I would not feel safe in that thing on 95.
Looks like a matchbox car.
shayera saysOctober 9, 2007 at 12:34 pm
I want one! Seriously. It’s $11000 for a freaking mercedes. AG would never speak to me again. But 40 mpg? Must have.
Rattling The Kettle saysOctober 9, 2007 at 12:39 pm
…coming soon to the streets Los Angeles, Berkeley, Madison WI, and just about nowhere else in the country.
Biddy saysOctober 9, 2007 at 12:49 pm
biddy fell in love with the smart car 6 years ago in italy. i wanted to take one home with me to put in the back of my truck. oh, and i put a deposit down on one like 6 months ago and i’m totally chomping at the bit for january to roll around so i can get it! woo hoo! does bossy also know that you can change the color anytime you wish? you can color coordinate your car with your purse and shoes!
Suebob saysOctober 9, 2007 at 12:59 pm
I got the Honda Fit:
It has 4 seats, side airbags, a big cargo area, and gets 33 mph. So I am not sure I understand the attraction, except as a novelty.
annie saysOctober 9, 2007 at 12:59 pm
Pfft. That’s what MOTORCYCLES are for.
kb saysOctober 9, 2007 at 1:06 pm
Cars like that are ALL over Tokyo. I am holding out for the hybrid minivan myself.
PunditMom saysOctober 9, 2007 at 1:07 pm
I’ve often wondered why there are so many of these kinds of cars in Europe and not here! Plus, think if how much lipstick this baby an hold!
Mrs. Chicky saysOctober 9, 2007 at 1:07 pm
That would fit IN my handbag, fer chrissake. Right next to the diapers and the crackers.
Nancy saysOctober 9, 2007 at 1:14 pm
Are they disposable? Like a Bick?
Phoenix saysOctober 9, 2007 at 1:36 pm
I’d get in one of those things, see an SUV and have a massive panic attack. No way in the world is that a car….a purse, I’ll believe. But not a car.
Kevin Charnas saysOctober 9, 2007 at 1:52 pm
And the really handy thing about them is? If you get rear-ended?
You turn into an envelope.
Heather Outside Boston saysOctober 9, 2007 at 2:03 pm
Finally! I saw these all over Paris 2 years ago, and I love the convertible. I currently drive a Mini Cooper, so it’s not much smaller, but it’s cheaper and gets better milage. The drawbacks are that my entire commute is freeway (on the 495 and the Pike), and that it’s electronically limited to 90 mph — just doesn’t seem safge if you need the extra jolt of speed to avoid something (and are already flying at 80. 😉
Heather Outside Boston saysOctober 9, 2007 at 2:11 pm
And it’s a good thing I have a Mini Aussie… 😉
Ronzoni Rigatoni saysOctober 9, 2007 at 2:21 pm
I usta “BUY” a Puegeot (no VAT tax, 100% no-deductable insurance) for a month’s drivin’ thru-out Yurp for sev’l years and got 55 mpg. VW Golf diesel got the same. B’leeve me, you can’t find a parking space in Paris, Amsterdam, anywhere. These li’l guys are godsends. Can park ’em at a bicycle stand. But a mere 40 mpg?
Nin saysOctober 9, 2007 at 2:25 pm
we’ve had them in England for a good few years. they’re cute, but you feel so small and vulnerable on the road, and there’s NO space inside for any shopping whatsoever, you can’t even grocery shop with this car, and if you take a friend out for a ride, you have to leave your handbag at home so there’s room.
Queeny saysOctober 9, 2007 at 2:39 pm
Cute, but does it fit in a bread box?
Wouldn’t want to be caught between to 18-wheelers in one of those gadgets.
Mr Farty saysOctober 9, 2007 at 2:47 pm
And the best thing? You can park it inside your own car!
qt saysOctober 9, 2007 at 2:53 pm
OMG – totally made for urban road warriors. I can’t imagine what would happen if you hit a deer??? But it is cute.
Heather B. saysOctober 9, 2007 at 3:47 pm
I’ve been in love with Smart cars since 2002. Sadly they will serve no purpose whatsoever come January when it has snowed the height of the car. But wishful thinking.
mcewen saysOctober 9, 2007 at 4:13 pm
I took my American kids to England this summer – those little cars were everywhere – they patted each one they saw because we were on foot in Europe.
flutter saysOctober 9, 2007 at 4:26 pm
OMG! It’s George Jetson’s car!
Adorable Girlfriend saysOctober 9, 2007 at 4:48 pm
AG is there.
Manic Mommy saysOctober 9, 2007 at 4:52 pm
Looks smaller than our first VCR back in the 80s. Maybe it plays Betamax?
Nap Warden saysOctober 9, 2007 at 5:17 pm
Oh it’s cute…What do you do with it?
mary saysOctober 9, 2007 at 6:28 pm
huh…and you drive this????
beats the purpose of a handbag, doesn’t it?
Desiree saysOctober 9, 2007 at 7:05 pm
OMG! i am SO going to get one! i wonder if they’ll come out with shoes to match!
super des saysOctober 9, 2007 at 7:09 pm
I think I could attach a handle to that to facilitate carrying convenience.
maize saysOctober 9, 2007 at 9:04 pm
Isn’t this just a GEO only smaller and more expensive? It gets worse gas mileage than a GEO too! I see one at the gym every day and just shake my head. It can’t be very safe. Thanks, but I’ll keep my 1968 convertable Mustang.
Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You saysOctober 9, 2007 at 9:28 pm
I don’t know how you manage to stop on top of these things… but you’re just too much fun 🙂
Thanks for sharing – maybe I’ll pick up a few for the kids’ goody bags at the party this weekend LOL
Jenny from Mommin' It Up! saysOctober 9, 2007 at 9:37 pm
Yes but does it have a magnetic snap closure? And room for a tampon? I must know!!
Cindy Z saysOctober 9, 2007 at 10:40 pm
I think I love this car! I’m so not a car person, but this may convert me 🙂
LawyerMama saysOctober 9, 2007 at 10:49 pm
You know my husband once backed over a Honda he couldn’t see in his F-150. I’m really wondering what his truck would do to one of those things….
surcie saysOctober 9, 2007 at 11:03 pm
Some people are afraid of having an accident in one of those. My only fear is that my a$$ won’t fit inside it.
Fairly Odd Mother saysOctober 9, 2007 at 11:17 pm
Yeah, just don’t try to get something out of the trunk after you park! You’ll be all over the grill of the car that ran you down.
Elsewhere saysOctober 10, 2007 at 12:53 am
But… where do I put my lipstick?
Jenny saysOctober 10, 2007 at 8:50 am
It’s cute but do you have anything smaller?
K saysOctober 10, 2007 at 9:16 am
I think it is adorable… and, if I could put my three boys behind a sound barrier in the trunk – I’d sign up in a minute.
What? You can’t put your kids in the trunk?
Oh…. uh, yeah, just kidding.
Jason saysOctober 10, 2007 at 9:32 am
These are cool. I saw a sexy lady coming out of one in Toronto last month wearing some kind of Vegan outfit. Were you in Toronto by chance??
superblondgirl saysOctober 10, 2007 at 10:00 am
Oh, god, it’s so cute it hurts! But I guess you’d have to choose between a passenger and bringing your purse with you. I’d pick my purse.
OMSH saysOctober 10, 2007 at 10:52 am
It reminds me of “Aunt Fanny” in the kids’ animated flick, ROBOTS.
Meg saysOctober 10, 2007 at 11:04 am
Where do the tampons go?
Chuckles saysOctober 10, 2007 at 11:15 am
I want one. 5 speed manual? That is the go-cart I have always dreamed of owning.
meleah rebeccah saysOctober 10, 2007 at 10:31 pm
I would need to get one(s) in all different colors to accessorize and coordinate with each outfit properly.
motherofbun saysOctober 10, 2007 at 11:09 pm
What happens if you drink a few drinks, have sushie with extra soy sauce or eat your weight in chocolate ice cream and you wake up all bloated you can’t fit into your little pocketbook. Would make for an interesting excuse as to why you couldn’t make it into work some morning…
erin saysOctober 13, 2007 at 9:56 pm
It reminds me of the Gremlin. Whatever happened to that car???
David saysOctober 19, 2007 at 8:20 am
No straight man will ever drive this car unless he has a penis so big he has to keep the sunroof open so it sticks out for everyone to see.