Looking for affordable short cars under 12 feet.
September 9, 2008 8:59 PM Subscribe
Looking for a list of cheap short cars (under 12 ft), and suggestions on the best way to find one in the Seattle area.
posted by johnstein to Travel & Transportation (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My wife and I will soon be moving to a new townhouse with a 1-car garage and very limited on-site parking. In front of the garage is a 10-11 foot slab of concrete that might fit a nice subcompact car.
The obvious choice here is the Smart Car Fortwo, but finding an inexpensive one is pretty much impossible.
I figure the mini-cooper is another option, but there's the cost issue again.
I thought a beetle would be a good choice, but they are over 13 feet long, which would for sure hang out past the 'driveway'.
I've done a lot of searching, but it's very slow going and I feel like I'm making NO useful progress.
What I need, ideally, is a way to sort all cars by length, find a way to determine if they are even available in the US (since most I've come across are only European), and then I could take that reduced list and see if there's any potential options.
Any tips? Feel free to give suggestions, but remember the ridiculously short space I have to work with.
Am I fighting a losing battle here?