runabout (plural runabouts)
- Any of several small vehicles, especially a small motor car for use on short journeys.
1913, Robert Barr, chapter 2, Lord Stranleigh Abroad:
- The door being open, Stranleigh walked in unannounced. A two-seated runabout […] stood by the window, where it could be viewed by passers-by. Further down the room rested a chassis, … .
- (dated) A motor car having a single row of seats (Wikipedia).