Thursday, November 16, 2006

smart Fortwo

Some of you may be aware of DaimlerChrysler's smart brand of tiny, tiny cars. Well, the first smart model, the 2008 Fortwo, is scheduled to arrive in the US next year. The Fortwo has seating for two---hence the name---is more than 3 feet shorter than a new Mini, weighs 1700 pounds, gets up to 67 miles per gallon (with the diesel powerplant), and is allegedly as safe as a Mercedes C-class sedan. I'm hoping the Fortwo will sell well in the States, though I'm skeptical that it will, so that I can purchase the Brabus-tuned smart Roadster Coupé in a couple of years, if that model is still being made.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard kind of bad things about the Smarts. This (http://www.carpoint.com.au/car-reviews/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabID=500945&R=ce5564) is an example of an Australian review of the Roadster that isn't very complementary. Has the American automotive press reviewed the things much yet?

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