After we bought it, I nicknamed it Zippy. I still love driving my smart. It's small and easy to park, plus it's a convertible-- so it works out well for sunny South Florida. Also, I truly believe people are nicer to me on the road!
It actually costs about half the amount in gas that it takes when I drive my husband's Chevy Captiva Sport (like a small SUV). Although I wish Zippy had cruise control, I think it's great for any drive that's an hour or less. I joke that it's the more affordable version of a Mercedes-Benz, since the company manufactures smarts.
I was proud to be featured by the Palm Beach Post in this article: "Driving Smart and Helping Animals," in which I talked about how I first came to own my smart car. I tweeted that article with a shout-out to smart USA, and the next thing I knew-- the company contacted me and asked if I would like to be featured in the "owners stories" on their website.
Of course I said yes-- I really do love the car! So this is what you see when you click the smart USA website's owner stories section.
We have been encouraged to commute to work through carpooling, biking, walking, etc. Zippy and I have driven a zookeeper and another coworker to work. Our overall Zoo goal is to reduce our harmful emissions, and we have collectively saved more than 785 gallons of fuel, traveled more than 4,000 miles without using any fuel at all, and made more than 2851 eco-friendly acts. I am glad that as a vehicle, Zippy is ahead of the curve in saving gas!
I tweet about Zippy all the time, having fun and posting where I park easily, or if I'm having an adventure.