Mercedes Benz’s Dumb Car

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Apropos Karen’s blog about the hideous, “boxy” East German gunvernment cars, have any LRC readers caught sight of this environmentally-friendly monstrosity on their neighborhood streets recently:

Mercedes Benz Smart Car

It’s a golf cart. It’s a FRIGGIN’ GOLF CART!! Why would I be caught dead (which I probably would be if I drove it on the streets of New York City) in a “car” like this?

And to think that this monstrosity is from, of all companies, the great Mercedes Benz.

UPDATE: Robert Mayer sent me this Youtube video of a crash test between the Smart Car and a Mercedes Benz C-Class car. You be the judge:

1:00 pm on June 2, 2009