CNBC's Jane Wells With A "Smart" Trade


With gas prices hitting new highs this week, most of you out there are experiencing lots of pain at the pump. Jane Wells says when it comes to gas – it all boils down to how ‘Smart” drivers want to be.

Here’s an excerpt from Jane Well’s report

The Smart for two is hitting US roads next year. It’s a division of Mercedes (DCX) that has struggled internationally, but now that US gas prices are starting to look like those in Europe, perhaps a Smart Car will thrive here. After all, it gets 40 miles per gallon.

That old Pontiac and the new Smart do have one thing in common, both run on gasoline. (Does anyone even know where you can get ethanol or hydrogen?)

Daimler has sold 770,000 Smart cars internationally, explains Jane. And they’re making changes so the car will pass a 4-star crash test.

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