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TECHNOLOGY: Small Car

MSRP: $12,500

2011

For 2011, the Smart ForTwo has slightly refreshed. Under the the 70 horsepower 1-liter three-cylinder and Smart’s “automated manual” transmission remain unchanged.

On the the profile also hasn’t but the front fascia has undergone cosmetic work to accommodate LED daytime running lights. there’s a new a three-spoke steering the dash has been restyled and a redesigned instrument cluster, two gauges—a tachometer and a clock—are now Audio equipment has been with the standard system now USB and auxiliary inputs plus, a new new multimedia system incorporates, audio, Bluetooth and an iPod Manufacturer Suggested Retail are: Pure coupe, Passion coupe $14,690; Cabriolet, $17,690.

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If you’re thinking about a Smart ForTwo, you might consider a Mini Cooper or a Civic Hybrid. Compare vehicles.

There are two new Smart ForTwo electric versions for 2011, a and a cabriolet. Also known as the ED, the first delivery was made in as part of a 250 nationwide lease program. Smart.

For the near the company is also working with Nissan on a four-seat, hatchback Smart model will land in the U.S. the end of this year. That car feature a manual as well as current automatic transmission. A line of products is also developed jointly between and Nissan-Renault and could arrive

2010 Review

The Smart is the most efficient gas-powered car in the US. (Hybrids, which run on a combo of gas and are the only cars that the Smart on MPG.) With a city/highway fuel efficiency of 36 mpg, the Smart ForTwo at least a passing consideration a green-leaning car buyer.

But while the ForTwo is loaded with and has a few key advantages—mostly related to its low price and size—it simply requires too compromises in ride quality, comfort and cargo space to it the right solution for most

When Daimler brought the ForTwo from Europe to the US in it seemed perfectly timed for $4 Many auto reviewers the Smart ForTwo as a sea change. Magazine said, “It’s pure efficiency. It’s taking up less real on the road and parking lot, less foreign oil to commute and forth to work and therefore fewer toxic emissions, and about joining a new and growing that our world isn’t a energy machine.” In fact, the ForTwo’s tagline is: “Open mind to the car that challenges the quo.”

Early Novelty

Reviewers praised the diminutive car for its cuteness and a surprising amount of comfort (albeit for only two Road and Track said, space is far from a problem in the ForTwo. Rather, it’s one of the new car’s strong points.” and Track also praised the ForTwo for its high seating good visibility, and Daimler-quality

For folks living in major centers, the Smart ForTwo was as an antidote for the high-blood-pressure-time-wasting exercise of a parking space. You can’t the Smart ForTwo, which is the smallest and shortest car on the road, for of parking.

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Smart also brownie points for its innovative and sales approach. Consumers the car in advance through Smartusa.com by a $99 refundable reservation. The car is then to one of 77 Smart dealers. There’s no at the dealership unless a customer his or her mind when the car arrives—and the order. (Inquire with a dealer to see if they have any on the lot.)

But the love affair the novel ForTwo didn’t long. Sales started down in late 2008 with the entire auto and the return of relatively low gas prices), and began offering incentives to new Smart customers. Suddenly, seemed like slight of the Smart ForTwo became small car buyers back to traditional subcompacts like the

Big for the Small Car

The key to the Smart ForTwo’s high mpg is its small 1-liter three-cylinder that delivers 70-horsepower. might provide sufficient for darting about town to run but the Smart’s so-called “automated five-speed transmission, controlled by a computer-controlled clutch, is a big problem. most reviewers, Bloomberg said, “The transmission…is so it verges on being a deal other manufacturers talk shifts that take of seconds, this one feels tens of seconds.” ConsumerGuide echoed the sentiment: “Acceleration is from a stop and is plagued by bogging and surging at every whether transmission is in manual or mode.” The New York Times “You could practically a half-inning of baseball into the delay between the release of one and the engagement of the next.”

Reviewers unanimously said the ForTwo’s engine fails to provide highway passing power. and braking received equally low You have to wonder how you would with the ForTwo on streets so populated with big pickups and SUVs. The wind from automobiles passing by at higher sways the tiny ForTwo, the car’s directional stability and the driver to course-correct.

Despite a decent safety in Europe and Canada, where the ForTwo has been sold for the small car raises safety for most passengers. Daimler to correct those issues by a rigid construction and full-size innovative crumple zones, designed safety seats, pretensioners—as well as a hydraulic braking system enhanced ABS and electronic brake force plus ESP electronic stability to keep it pointed in the right in slippery situations. The Smart even has a hill start to prevent rolling back taking off from a steep

Safety might be a matter of although hybrids have earned top rankings from the Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Traffic Safety the Smart ForTwo has performed

Despite its shortcomings, city will be drawn to the Smart The ForTwo’s most promising is the smaller, secondary metropolitan (think Berkeley, California; Wisconsin; Providence, Rhode where mid-size and compact roam in abundance, the driving is less aggressive, and the mindset the liberal side.

Coupes in base-level Pure come standard with windows and mirrors and a fold-flat seat. No radio. Up-level coupes add air conditioning, panoramic sunroof, alloy wheels, and windows and mirrors. Cabriolets in Passion trim only, and a power soft top with a glass rear window. The top system is slick, well and sturdy—and use first-rate materials, but a $3,000 price premium the Passion coupe.

Prices are Suggested Retail Price at time of publication and do not include charges, taxes or licensing.

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