Daily Archives: 06/11/2015
Mommy wanted to do a test between our two cars – Albert the Smart Car vs Tank the Equinox – to see which one is more fun to drive. I know – mom lives a full exciting life huh? Snorts. Okay so I’m breaking down the competition for you.
In this corner we have Tank. Tank is a 1996 Chevrolet Equinox. Tank weighs around 5,000 pounds give or take. Holds about 18 gallons of gas. Can seat five and has a cargo storage area in the back. Labeled as a SUV although it doesn’t really look or drive like one. Very comfortable for long trips. Nicknamed Tank because it withstands a beating and still comes out strong and ready to ride. And did we mention awesome for long trips – great seating and space.
In this corner we have Albert. Albert is a 2010 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe. Albert weighs in between 1,500-1,800 pounds and can be driven either manually or stick. Albert only holds 8.7 gallons of gas but goes and goes and goes getting excellent gas mileage. Albert can only seat two – tops. Albert is gas efficient yes but smooth driving – not so much. You feel every bump in the road. Personally for one person – you get used to the ride and love it. The hub not so much. Long trips – it can be worrisome. Highways don’t bother you much but if it is windy, you will be fighting to keep the car in the lane. Great car to ride around town, back and forth to work or grocery trips. Remember all of those times your parents said playing Tetris wouldn’t pay off? Well in this car and grocery shopping, it does 🙂 Has a little cargo area in the back – just perfect for this little oinker or some groceries.
So there you go – the two contenders. Here’s the challenge. Mom will drive one car for each day. While driving the car, she will do the following:
- Wave at two cars that are similar in make and see what people do.
- Let two people in front of her at different times to see what people do.
- Go through a drive thru and pay for the breakfast behind her to see what people do.
This is a challenge to see what people do while she is driving each car. Why? Because mom swears that she is treated differently when driving the other car. And besides, mom is like this. She likes challenges. So, what do you think will happen? Look here for the blog to see the results.