We were surprised to see fortwo on the list, along with Chryslers and other junk: Surprise! Smart Fortwo among '10 Worst Cars of the Decade' - Drive On: A conversation about the cars and trucks we drive - USATODAY.com
Some of us are not exactly "wealthy"... And for some of us it's not just a toy, but a dependable means of transportation, often the only one...Look at the little Smart car. Again, we're talking about a toy for the wealthy.
If they don't know what to do with it, why would anyone spend the moneyLet's be honest: This thing makes no sense whatsoever. It's a much-tweaked Ford pickup with long-travel suspension, a relatively low price tag, and the ability to bomb over washed-out terrain at 80 mph. It's like something out of a dream.
In what world does this compute? What in unholy hell is a normal person supposed to do with this thing? The Raptor isn't like a balls-to-the-wall sports car; you can't really send it rocketing down back roads on the weekends. Nor is it akin to a lifted, worked-over Jeep or Land Cruiser; it can handle rock-crawling and trail-poking, but that's not its forte. No, it's happiest pounding over desert washes at 80 mph, blasting into the air with wheels at full droop and passengers pissing their pants. We love it, but unless you live in the desert, we'll be damned if we know what you do with it.
Sure you can BobIt's not like you can do a mathematical calculation and decide whether a given car is good or bad. That decision is one's opinion and there's nothing to prove that someone's opinion is any better or worse that the next person's opinion.
In my case, the ONLY opinion I case about is mine. I have zero interest in pleasing other people here. If someone thinks different, so what.
In America, the teens call it the "world's fastest shopping cart", go figure.What really surprised us, however, was the inclusion of the Smart Fortwo -- "world's fastest German golf cart" -- one of the most inventive cars in generations.