Smart cars are small, compact and light. These are all requirements to make them useful to a buyer of a Smart car because it makes them fuel efficient. However, the drive towards making the smart car lighter also means that the durability of the machine is suspect.
Smart cars are made of light, and conversely fragile materials. It means that if the car is every in an accident between the Smart car and a normal car or worse an older car, the Smart car will be on the losing end.
Naturally, it takes more engine power to move a 1500 kg object than an 800 kg object. When it comes to cars, the same principle holds true. Hence Smart Cars have very small engines. Whereas 2000cc or even higher engines were standard during the early 2000s, engines of 1.3L or 1.6L were standard on cars in the early part of this decade.
By comparison, Smart Cars have engines of 1.2L, 1.0L or even 0.8L. Of course, these tiny engines are enough to propel the light Smart Car through city traffic. But what happens when you try to drive uphill or if you are carrying a load? Watch your Smart Car struggle against even the most modest terrain gradients.
Like I said the car is small, the smart car isn’t a family car so as it only fits two people. The cargo hatch area is less than eight cubic meters so it cannot fit too much cargo. Although generally thought to contain 4 or 5 people, let’s face it squeezing five people inside a Smart car is a lot like driving a clown car.
Its size also exposes the smart car into accident vulnerability in spite of its safety features. Think of this way even if a smart car has an airbag, the car is so small you might very well get injured when it crumbles.
Lack of Availability
The more fuel-efficient diesel-powered smart cars are exclusive to Europe, unlike in the United States where availability of smart car models is limited. The supplies are scarce because of a small selection of smart cars. Worse, because everyone wants a smart car, demand can sometimes outstrip supply.
Even if Smart Cars are fairly cheap, it is still important to get some insurance for the car since it can still be lost. At Western Pacific Insurance, we aim to make our client's life easier with policies that are tailored to their needs. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at 702-932-3105. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.