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. »
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. »
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. »
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. »
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. »
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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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… »