Monday, February 04, 2008

2008 Philadelphia Auto Show

Small is big at Phila. Auto Show
by Marie McCullough
Inquirer Staff Writer

The concept cars, the hybrids, the Hummers, the ultra-luxury vehicles, the ubiquitous SUVs and minivans all got their due.

But the car that seemed to truly capture the imagination yesterday at the Philadelphia International Auto Show was the itty-bitty Smart Fortwo, which has been available in the United States for less than a month.

With a recession threatening and gasoline headed for $4 a gallon, many people who checked out the Mercedes-built coupe said they could see owning such a thrifty, nifty auto ($11,590 base price and an EPA mileage rating of 33 m.p.g. city and 41 highway).

Want even better gas mileage? Get a scooter! We've had a Kymco Agility 49cc 4-stroke scooter that we've calculated to get 114mpg on Philly streets!

How 'bout a BUDDY that'll get you around Center City in style, and get you up to 85mpg!!

Scooters are still easier to park and much less expensive to insure and operate than a car! Plus, they're so much more fun!!!