The world’s smallest car, the Tata Nano, was unveiled at an auto show in January of this year. It’s currently being marketed for India and costs about $2500. For that price, owners get a 10′x5′ four-door vehicle with a 623cc engine capable of going up to 65 mph.
Would you ever drive something like that? I mean, I guess it would be ok for a place like India, where there’s so much traffic in the big cities that you hardly move at all anyway, or where there’s virtually no traffic out in the countryside.
But here in America where even surface streets have speed limits of 45 or 50 mph (meaning people routinely drive 55 or 60)? Um, HELL NO!!! Can you imagine getting into a head-on collision in that tin can? I’d rather walk.