By Camaron Abundes
MIDLAND- Imagine filling up your tank with just 8 gallons of gas, for SMART car owners it gets better than that. They not only fill up a smaller gas tank owner William Green says he can drive for 300 miles on that tank.
"I get stopped all the time," he said. "At least four times a day I have people pull me over just to ask me questions about the car, I let them get in it and check it out, because it is so unique."
The car made by Mercedes is as tall as it is wide, 5' x 5' and almost 9 feet long.
"It's a good car, good gas mileage," Green said, who reserved a second cabriolet model for his wife, "It will be next year, it's a pretty long lead time, but it's worth the savings."
Compared to a full size truck the car appears tiny, but Green says even at 6' 6" tall, he fits.
Last week, the car earned a five star crash rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It has dual side air bags, a steel frame, and the engine is in the back.