Introducing the ERNS-Mobile

We have a new marketing machine here at EXIT Realty North Star in Norwalk we affectionately call the ERNS-Mobile. It is a Mercedes Benz Smart Car Passion and it is completely wrapped.


Driving this Smart little car takes a bit of getting used to, but it is rather fun. Inside is roomier than you think since there are only 2 seats. There is ample head and leg room. It is only tight in the shoulders. There is a cargo area behind the seats that can accommodate about 4 grocery bags.

The motor is a 3-cylinder gas engine that generates 70 HP. The transmission is different since it is a five-speed automated manual transmission. There is no clutch pedal since that, and the shifting, is done automatically. We have been getting 40 to 45 MPG driving around the metro.

We drove it all winter and it actually gets around very well in the snow. It is rear wheel drive and the engine is in the rear so all that weight is over the drive wheels. I was very excited to finally have a rear wheel drive car like I did in high school so I would be able to do donuts in the snow. I was very disappointed to find out that the Electronic Stability Control prevents the car from doing donuts and there is no easy way to disable it.

Don't hesitate to stop by and take a look!

Jon Niemeyer is the Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty North Star, 1039 Sunset Dr Norwalk, IA 50211. We provide full service real estate services to the Des Moines, Iowa metro area. Find links and contact information for Jon at

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