2013 Smart Coupe

Bad boy in Smart Car leads police on "high-Speed" chase

This example makes one wonder if self-driving cars are the solution to chronic drunk driving.

The 2013 Smart Car, a Mercedes Benz product sold in the US, is said by Mercedes to be the most fuel efficient non-hybrid car in the US. That may be true, but what the Smart Car is not is fast. Consistently denoted in bold as the slowest car tested by many publications, the Smart Car can barely get out of its own way. It cannot get out of the way of the police as proven by a man in Houston who police say was driving drunk.


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I thought this article was hilarious. I have a 09 Brabus, I love the little thing but I am still learning to get ahold of my road rage, it kinda forces you to.
Thanks Tish!
That is great! It's hard to take these "high speed chases" seriously as it is, this one takes the cake. There is a local shop that tunes these Smart cars and some manage to squeeze in some pretty exotic motorcycle engine with great performance.
Yes, the Smart is comically small, and no I do not own one, but I want to know when it became cool again to make fun of someone because of what they drive? Apparently if is politically incorrect to make fun of this dumb lush for being a dumb lush that is endangering the lives of others, so we have to make fun of his car to make ourselves feel better. Every day hundreds of millions of people in this country get up and go to work in cars that I am sure they would much rather not be driving, and they do it sober, we don't make fun of their cars because we all appear to understand that we all own cars we don't like. Then along comes a drunk on a small car and he leads police on a chase, do we make fun of him for thinking he can elude police while drunk? No we make fun of his car. Over the years many people have made questionable choices in escape vehicles, without having fun being poked at them like the man that tried to run from police in a Class A camper, campers are slow, heavy, and made of plywood yet people somehow view these plywood behemoths as more of a getaway car than a Smart. Why don't you people look at your own car, then think back to when you were in high school, and how what you are driving fits with what you thought you would be driving. Now what's funnier than a stumbling drunk? A stumbling drunk that thinks they are going to get away from the cops no mater what they are driving.