Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The name is a tribute and a joke. (We miss you, Doug.)
He's my 2015 Smart Fortwo. If you're not familiar with the car, it's a 2-seater (hence the for-two) with the engine in the back, just under the hatchback floor panels. He's about 65 inches wide and just over 100 inches long, which means I could snugly fit two of him in a single, standard parking space.
The engine is a 3-cylinder, 70-HP "improbability drive," and though I've taken him up to 75 miles per hour, he can go faster (but it's pretty scary).
I picked him up a few weeks ago from the great people over at St Charles Mercedes & Smart Center, who I can't thank enough for giving me such great service and a great deal.