smart fortwo Part 2 Interior & User Experience OnCars

11 Июн 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
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smart fortwo Part 2: User Experience

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judge a book by its cover. what we’re all taught growing up. That saying into my head as I reflected on my with the smart fortwo a car full of surprises. I have to I had a preconceived notion that car was little more than a item. At least that’s how I it would be perceived in the American But my time with this of cars completely surprised me.

Walking up to the smart, the first you notice is its tiny size and It’s comical really. You it was small from the photos, but surprising exactly how miniscule it is in But as you walk around it, you begin to that this is, in fact, a car, not a glorified golf

Once inside the fortwo, the continue. There’s a ton of content. you’d expect to find in costing much more Power windows, power power door locks I’m starting to sound a salesman! The instrument panel has a gear indicator in case you how many times you’ve back on the up-shift paddle.

Then there are some elements you won’t find on any car at any — such as these two sprouting up from the dashboard the tach and the clock — fun touches that are in keeping the smart fortwo’s overall

The most surprising element of the awaits inside the car. You up thinking, ok, it’s small, so going to be cramped in there. And you find that there’s a surprising amount of room In fact, there’s as much as in a full size SUV, and the same amount of headroom. could have called it the optical illusion. Amazing.

Still, your reservations its overall comfort and usability — until you drive the It’s only when been behind the wheel you fully understand that car is much more than a item. The fortwo works well as a car. It doesn’t like you think it should by its looks. In fact, if you drive the around town running for a little while, you’ll you’re in such a tiny Two things will serve as though; first, you’ll that everyone will be at you — kinda weird Secondly, you’ll shock every time you climb out of it and back expecting to see the rest of the which of course isn’t

The only dynamic quality betrays the fortwo’s size is its wheelbase induced choppiness. mostly feel it over joints on the freeway. Granted, car wasn’t conceived as a highway but here in Southern Califonia you go anywhere without getting on the so it’s a bit of an annoyance that have to live with you live in the city and never out of town.

car Smart Fortwo

But even forgiving it minor dynamic flaw, afraid you might be disappointed by aspect of the fortwo’s everyday — its performance at the gas pump. we know not to judge a book by its but come on — look at the You just know the thing is to get 100 mpg. Ok, maybe 50 miles per But no, it doesn’t. Our time with the saw us averaging around 37mpg. Not but just not what you’d given its appearance and size.

So the story isn’t all rainbows and but at least it’s a real not a fantasy. The fact is the smart is a usable car that is both fun to and fun to share with onlookers. it has its shortcomings (pun intended), but car has its compromises.

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— Acceleration: adequate around town Lacking everywhere else

Handling: Very active control is welcomed for once

car Smart Fortwo
car Smart Fortwo
car Smart Fortwo


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