Yea - I had a 95 Geo, 1L3C. 50 MPG (US) was the norm for me. My 2009 smart 1L3C (which I love) only gets 40 MPG (US).I want one of those. The ones in the U.S. dont even get close to that gas mileage, think it only gets about 40 MPG on the freeway. The U. S. goverment could learn from seeing that. My 1992 Geo metro got 50 to 60 MPG. Now no cars get that anymore in this country. stupid when theres alot of people like me would pay for that kind of car.
A Woman I work with traded her SUV for a lime green fiesta, she only drove it 6 months and must have traded again cuz shes driving a maroon nissan now..I should ask her why she got rid of it next time I see her...I think maybe she got tired of people joking with her about the color?The US Kia Rio posts a sticker MPG of 40 and starts at $13,400.
I just drove a new Fiesta. WHAT A NICE CAR! Sticker mpg of 38. 3 cyl tubo direct injected eco boost engine is coming next year which gets 44 mpg. The interior is high quality. Stereo sounds good and has an aux jack. Tilt telescope wheel. power mirrors. Clutch feels perfect, trans shifts nice, engine never chugs or lugs and is so smooth you cant tell if it is still running at a stop light. Steering is perfect with none of the sticktion that I feel in the Fit and the Yaris. Road going roll quality is amazing. Bumps have no thud. Traction control is standard. $500 rebate. $13,400 plus tax out the door. Amazing.