29 Mar '13, 2pm

Nobody tells a smart car story like an owner. Hear their own words, with art by @DarkIgloo, in the unfiction series:

Nobody tells a smart car story like an owner. Hear their own words, with art by @DarkIgloo, in the unfiction series:

I was cruising along a two-lane highway in my 2011 smart passion coupe. The pick-up truck in front of me was hauling a large couch in its trailer, so naturally, I kept a safe distance. Suddenly, the truck hit a bump and the couch flew out of the back. I had three options: swerve into oncoming traffic, plow into the snow bank to my right, or hit the brakes and face the couch. The couch it was. The impact was immense, and it sent my car towards a ditch. But I was able to stop safely on the side of the road. I looked myself over and was relieved to see I was unharmed. And to my surprise, my smart was hardly damaged. In the days that followed, I learned why. The smart’s shorter front-end helped push the couch away from my car, rather than up in the air, which would have aimed it towards my windshield and caused more serious damage. I’ve told many people this story, and they’re...

Full article: http://www.smartusa.com/owners/

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