Now I know why the called them SMART |  Miami, Florida |  Ok, this time I tried to be original and unpredictable. I came to Miami and decided to have my own SMART Car experience for my daily 40 minutes commute from South Beach to Fort Lauderdale. And yes you read right 40 minutes, because when renting a SMART Car, the only thing you are missing is the DRAMA of finding a free parking space in South Beach for your oversized car or SUV.
I have seen them all over Europe, but was never brave enough to try them. So this time, since I am traveling solo for most part of my trip, I said… OK give it a try. My main concerns were (1). Speed, (2). Comfort, (3) Security. Once I got my SMART from the rental company, and I was able to move from the initial …”OMG you are a CUTE daredevil…” I completely fell in love with it. And after a full day driving it around Florida State, I can day that Once you go SMART you never go back…. mmmm where have I heard this phrase before…. ? I got on the I95 this morning, and I must admit that in the beginning I felt very intimidated, but after five minutes I was so proud of my little fellow.
What can I say…. plenty of leg room, air conditioning, glass rooftop, and the most shocking, the multiple option of either stick shift or automatic. Not either or, but BOTH. Fuel efficient, and I mean very efficient.
So trust me. If you are traveling SOLO or with a plus one and not a lot of luggage, consider this option. The total value, including insurance for a FULL WEEK. USD 200. And I am not expecting to spend too much on gas, from what I have seen as for today. CM