The 2016 Smart ForTwo Stays Small But Gets Huge Improvements

I always thought the Smart Fortwo was the perfect example of a product that seemed great on paper but came up short in reality. A tiny, super-efficient modern city car you can park anywhere? Great! But its execution was way off. The all-new 2016 Smart ForTwo and ForFour aim to fix its problems for good. » 7/16/14 3:51pm 7/16/14 3:51pm

Vandals Are Flipping Over Smart Cars In San Francisco

The largest smart event...in North America...

Believe it or not, there are a whole lot of smart owners here in North America. Possibly even more unbelievable are our yearly events taking place in various locations all over. » 3/12/13 2:48pm 3/12/13 2:48pm

Can You Sell A Smart Car Though Social Media? Maybe You Can In China

Can you buy a car in 140 characters or fewer? I mean, the last time I bought a new car, it took weeks, if not months, to decide on a car and a color and then about four hours to drive and sit down with a grinning salesman before a deal was struck. It wasn't like I could just see a tweet and click. » 1/20/13 10:00am 1/20/13 10:00am

Someone Wants To Enter A Smart In The Dakar Rally

Don't give your change to that homeless man! Take back the five bucks you gave to that orphanage! There's a team trying to enter a Smart car into the grueling Dakar Rally and they need your money. » 12/27/12 2:00pm 12/27/12 2:00pm

Smart Explains How They Determined The Weight Of Emu Poop

The Smart brand made news this week when they smartly outmaneuvered a blogger on Twitter when he suggested the crap of a single bird could destroy one of the cars. Not so, they said. It would take 4.5 million pigeon poops to destroy a Smart. » 6/22/12 2:00pm 6/22/12 2:00pm

How A Car Company Won A Twitter Battle With A Poop Joke

Every automaker is bound to respond differently to an insulting comment lobbed at one of its cars: ignore it; lash out angrily; or just go along with what was said and try to make it funny. » 6/21/12 12:30pm 6/21/12 12:30pm

The Smart Car Would Be Better As A Dune Buggy

The Mercedes-created Smart, for all its tiny charm, isn't a great car and it sells horribly. I think I have a solution to both problems: turn it into a dune buggy. » 6/01/12 3:00pm 6/01/12 3:00pm

When In Rome, Keep Your Smart Crocheted

We’ve come a long way from Pope Benedict XVI’s Ferrari Enzo. Photographed in Vatican City, this crocheted Smart is more Rastafari than Catholic. Which doesn’t make it uncool. At all. Photo Credit: StartTheDay » 7/13/10 1:00pm 7/13/10 1:00pm

Smart ForTwo BRABUS Coming Stateside February 2009

Smart USA will begin selling a Smart fortwo BRABUS » 10/23/08 11:00am 10/23/08 11:00am model beginning in February according to an email sent to customers yesterday. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting the BRABUS performance tweaks — which take the 70 HP engine up to a staggering 98 HP and reduce the 0-60 time from 13 to 9.9 seconds —…

Who's In That Smart Car?

Though it's famous for being small, the Smart Fortwo can fit more inside than you may expect. So how big of a person can you squeeze behind the wheel? Well, this best friend of the Aston-jumping Kobe Bryant seems to fit. » 8/05/08 6:00pm 8/05/08 6:00pm

Having No Back Seats Can Be Smart

While we know firsthand that you can fit more than two people in a Smart ForTwo, there really isn't enough room in the back to sit comfortably... or hide discreetly. Smart acknowledges this, and sees it as a good thing. After absorbing the scare tactics featured in this banned commercial, we sort of agree.
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Smart To America: Why Not Drive 18-Wheelers?

OK, not really. But in this Newsweek interview with Smart USA President David C. Schembri, he smartly responds to the timeworn, "isn't bigger safer?" with, "The logical conclusion to that question is that we should all be driving locomotives or 18-wheelers." And good for him. Anyhow, it's a playful interview… » 9/19/07 10:30am 9/19/07 10:30am