Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Smart Cars

Will they make it in the U.S.? They look awfully small compared to the monster SUVs with darkened windows which usually block me in on all sides at intersections, cutting out all visual information a driver might need when the light changes to green and someone decides to do a U-turn right in front of you. Yes, this has happened, more than once. The joys of driving.

I have often dreamt about a car with extendible stork's legs. You'd press a button and the legs would shoot out and then you'd just step sideways out of the traffic jam. The ideal car would also deflate for parking purposes, and it would be covered by unbreakable balloons on the outside, to keep those SUVs at a polite distance.

Would you buy a Smart Car? Where does one put the large dogs in one of those?