Believe it or not, the Smart Cars have been around for 10 years. In 1989, the investor of the Swatch partnered up with Mercedes-Benz to create a small car for city driving. This year, the Smart car began selling in the United States and should begin being available in China in 2009. The car gets about 33 to 41 miles to the gallon making it a desire to some drivers with gas prices so high.
How safe are they? They look too cute--and too small--to be safe, but the studies show otherwise. U.S. safety rating on the 2008 Smart model provided an overall 4-star rating out of five stars.
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