Smart Car Explodes When Driver Fills Wrong Hole With Gas But I Blame Bad Design

When you read that someone accidentally shoved a gas pump nozzle into the wrong car-orifice and pumped gas into places of the car it’s never supposed to go, causing an explosion, most people’s reaction is to assume the driver’s an idiot. In this case, though, involving a 2005 Smart ForTwo, I think at least part of the…

The Fully-Autonomous Electric Smart ForTwo Concept Car Has A Grille That Will Greet You With 'Hey'

Mercedes-Benz has received some shit lately over the new Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabrio, which doesn’t jibe well for the tiny car subsidiary, which intends to sell only electric vehicles starting in 2018. But electric Smart cars make perfect sense—they’re meant for cities after all—and a new autonomous…

The 2016 Smart ForTwo Isn't Allowed To Be As Fun As It Could Be

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m really not the most objective person to be writing about the new 2016 Smart ForTwo. That’s not because of any loyalty to the company, but rather an innate fondness of the type of car: a rear-engined, small economy car. Decades ago, these were once everywhere, and now, in the U.S. at…

The New Smart ForTwo May Have The Best Smartphone Integration Of Any Car

I’m actually pretty excited about the newly redesigned Smart ForTwo. It’s based on the new Renault Twingo, and that platform is about as close to my ideal modern Beetle as anyone is likely to make any time soon. But what I want to point out is a detail, albeit a big one — the Smart’s phone dock system looks really…

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