Smart Car coming to Orange County

The Smart Car is a cute little vehicle, I’ve always felt. It’s small, fuel-efficient, plus it can let you squeeze through streets and in parking spaces that will ordinarily gives regular-sized cars a headache. It’s mainly sold in Europe, but there’s word that the Smart ForTwo model will reach American shores this year.

Companies such as G&K; Automotive Conversion Inc. in Santa Ana, have been importing Smart Cars and converting them to meet U.S. standards and then selling them through dealers for years.

With high gas prices and a surge in the green movement, the Smart Car is in demand.

It’ll be a nice change to the ginormous SUVs stomping on the streets and highways, although I think the Smart ForTwo will make carpooling a challenge.

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