[Vwdiesel] Smart cars

jeremy jwchou at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 18 21:28:16 EDT 2006

I am surprised a tiny lightweight 2 seater only gets 51.8 mpg. I was expecting
in 70 range. VW TDI definitely is a better choice considering its weight and

--- William J Toensing <toensing at theunion.net> wrote:

> Thank you for your reply & your link to Smart Car Canada. Click on it for
> some interesting info. It gets 4.2 liters per 100 K  or 1.196 gallons for 62
> miles (which equals 100K) which equals 51.839 MPG. Only the diesel engine is
> sold. The cheapest list price is under $17,000 Canadian. Don't have time to
> do the math now & dont know the current Canadian exchange rete but I
> understand Canadian prices include a 15% federal sales tax or GST. So take
> 15% off the Canadian price & convert to U.S. dollars to get the price. They
> say you can drive the Smart into the USA but for importing it into the USA,
> contact USA customs. I think I would rather have a VW TDI.
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