Tuesday, September 19, 2006
I'm Going To Win One Of These For Mrs THIT!
Yep. I'll show you this contest, but don't even bother to enter. This baby's mine.
I like the idea of getting one of these bad boys for the fuel efficiency, both in terms of (little) amount used and money saved.
For the sake of illustration, I played their little "driving game" (bottom right). It tells you how much you'd save on trips across Canada and in parts of the States.
I ran one off the top of my head for no particular reason; Ottawa to Calgary. I guess I'd suddenly developed a mood to freeze my ass. ;-)
According to their math, over the course of nearly 3500 kilometres, we'd use up...
Average car: 342.07 litres / $344.00
Smart car: 129.30 litres / $125.50
Whoa. Even allowing for a little fudging on their part, that's still pretty significant.
The drawback of course is its tiny size. Christine pointed out that it would be difficult to use one of these to go camping. My suggestion? Let's not go camping!
My suggestion was not well-received. Christine instead figured we could keep the current car and use it for those trips where truck space is required. Yeah, that makes a weird kind of sense too.
Anyway, that's why I like them. Christine, for her part, likes them because...well...they're cute.
I guess I can't argue with that logic either... :-\