Having A Small Car: Pros And Cons
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Having A Small Car: Pros And Cons

Life with a small car has its ups and downs.

Having A Small Car: Pros And Cons
Carlot Bot

As a first-time car owner, I did not have much say in the type of car I have received. I did not save money for months, nor was I really looking to buy a car. But, I needed a job, and therefore a mode of transportation. My cousins' had an old car they decided they did not need anymore and offered her to me. So I made my way to Virginia to take Sadie, my car I paid a dollar for, off their hands. She is my 1998 purple Chevy GeoTracker which my dear friend also has in green. As I have had this lovely car, I have encountered many good things and some negative thing about having a small vehicle.


1. No parking spot is too small.

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It's a struggle for many to find a good spot to fit their car in when they're out and about. Whether you're getting coffee, at the mall, or getting grub, many people will park crooked. This will provide a lack of wiggle room, but for us lucky few who have petite cars, the struggle is not so real.

2. " It's so cute!"

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3. It gets great gas mileage.

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Though some small cars do not get good gas mileage, mine does very well. It may take a lot less gas at a time, but when I fill it up, it's most definitely cheaper than fueling an SUV or minivan. Usually, it makes me want to break out in dance, like this guy.


1. It's a bit of a squeeze sometimes.

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2. I'm 'that car'.

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We have all experienced it before. You've finally gotten to your destination after traffic, and problematic drivers, and you're searching for a parking spot. You finally think you've found one after going down two different aisles. But as you approach the spot you see a tiny car is actually parked there. Usually, I am on the other side of this situation, but despite this, it happens to us all (sorry).

I have some awesome things about my little car and some problems which also arise. I love Sadie, and though, like any car, she has given me problems, I am extremely grateful for the places she has gotten me and things she has helped me to accomplish. Small or big, your first car will be held dear to you.

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