I've owned two of these:
Wonderful cars. Ugly though.
My Bikes: 2009 Breezer Uptown EX | 1980 Miyata Six Ten | 1970 Hercules
Wife's Bike: 2008 Globe City 7
2010 Custom Carbon JBC, 1990 Ricardo Pinnacle, 1988 Ricardo Elite, 1983 Ricardo Varsity, 1990 Peugeot Hurricane, 1977 Dawes Galaxy GT, 2007 Pinarello F3-13, Custom aussie made 1980 Columbus SL racer, 1975 Calton Rapide, 1995 Olympia Fusari, 1993 Basso Viper.
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014)
Current Linux Usage (by machine): Arch: I openSUSE: III
My father had a 1956 Nash, black with a lime green top. First car I ever drove, got 7.5 miles a gallon but the front seats did recline 90°
Life isn't fair. Just sayin'
^Diesel Smarts were sold north of the border when they first came out, then pulled. Couldn't pass stricter emission tests. Too bad. Superior fuel mileage is one of the reasons I'd consider one. Gas models get unimpressive numbers. Fun to drive though.
But it's still not beautiful.
I didn't mean to belittle. Gas models aren't bad. I've just been living in the EU too long. You can get almost anything in a diesel there.
Unfortunately, we're still addicted to and force fed plain old gas over here.
I didn't own a car there but rented quite efficient ones. One small diesel minivan was particularly impressive. 6sp manual. A week of mountain fun with lots of people and gear and we only got through half a tank. No lack of power on the highway either. I can't imagine how that wouldn't be popular here.
Yo, Wilfred. What's with the avatar?
1. Depress gas pedal
2. Read "War and Peace"
3. Take nap
4. Have a light snack.
5. Prepare for moderate boost in speed.