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What’s A Smart Girl Like Bette Drive? Why, My Goodness Me, A Smart Car!

The Smart Car may not be the darling of the automotive press, but it seems to be the vehicle of choice among politicians and celebrities these days.

Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty is the latest politician to take possession of one, a black convertible Smart ForTwo. The 6-foot-tall Fenty had been driving a city-owned Ford Expedition and turned heads last August when he pared back his security detail and started driving himself around.

Among the politicians and celebrities with Smart Cars: Anita McBride, First Lady Laura Bush’s chief of staff; the Foo Fighters; and singers Bette Midler, Enrique Iglesias and John Legend.

But Fenty’s Smart Car boasts amenities that others do not. Since he is a mayor, his is specially equipped with lights and a siren. Smart spokesman Ken Kettenbeil said the company didn’t install the extras. “That’s something his people did,” Kettenbeil said.

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9 thoughts on “What’s A Smart Girl Like Bette Drive? Why, My Goodness Me, A Smart Car!

  1. I always think them cars look weird, but what the hell if you wanna save the planet lol but she also drives a Toyota Prius, this also means she has good taste in cars, coz its one helluva car LOL and she said she had a Hybrid. No matter how much i look at them, i still wudnt wanna drive a Smart Car, if they were the only car on the planet i would seriously have to take the bus LOL

  2. A SMART CAR, A SMAR-T CAR. Those little bug looking things right well with 2 seats and no elbow room. sound very nice wouldnt mind getting one. IN A DREAM PERHAPS. No not even well if Miss M wants one its up to her but personally I usually see them to sell stuff with lol, with one of those triangular thing on top ya know what I meen i hope cos i don’t.

    Jess
    xx

  3. Sure, but still, if they looked better then more people would drive them, plus i imagined the future to look better than this, (the weather gettin colder, countries losing money, people being depressed) im not liking the future right now.
    Anyone have a time machine i could borrow? LOL

  4. WHY THE FUCK WOULD SHE GET A SMART CAR?!?!? THOSE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE REALLY DANGEROUS! BETTE…GET RID OF THAT THING!!! It’s so tiny! How can that be safe?

  5. I think a Smart Car is on my “To-Do List” of 2009. And I don’t know why people flip out saying it’s dangerous if they haven’t done the research on it.

    In a Consumer Report:
    In April, the NHTSA conducted front- and side-crash tests on the redesigned 2008 model, awarding the car four stars for frontal protection for the driver and three for the passenger. In the side crash test, the agency gave it five stars, though flagged a safety concern because the driver door unlatched and opened, creating a risk for occupant ejection.

    This still ranks it high on the list (regardless if people in giant Hummers argue that they’re vehicle will crush a Smart Car). Plus, I think it depends heavily on your driving habits. If you stay in within a 15 mile radius of where you live most of the time, then I see these as being a great option.

    2008 Smart Car Crash Test: The man even mentions the Toyota Prius.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz-s1sIoLhU

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