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Old 11-28-2007, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Daimler smart car forum/site - worth a look

If you're interested in peeking in and reading about the fuel economy issues relating to the smart car (the diesel version has been available in Canada for several years) here they are:

http://www.clubsmartcar.ca/forums/viewforum.php?f=30

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Old 11-28-2007, 08:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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FYI, the NRCAN ratings for the smart are:

City: 4.6 L/100km (51.1 mpg US)
Highway: 3.7 L/100km (63.5 mpg US)
Combined: 4.2 L/100 km (56 mpg US)
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I might have to take a peek. Thanks.
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What a big disappointment on the US version. From the Web site.

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Engineering and testing continues to take place on the vehicle that will be produced for the United States. The vehicle is designed to achieve 40 city/45 highway mpg according to 2007 EPA standards and 33 city/41 highway mpg according to 2008 EPA standards. The mpg rating for all vehicles will decrease in 2008 due to new calculation methods that the EPA has adopted. These methods involve measuring mpg while taking into account real life driving conditions such as start/stop city traffic, air conditioning, heating, etc. The gas tank of the smart fortwo is 8.7 gallon
Please say it aint so Does anybody know if they have real world results yet? I wanted one but that a deal killer for me.
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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We are happy to announce that pricing for the smart fortwo has been determined. The smart fortwo pure will start at $11,590
That's pretty inexpensive for a new smart, even though the EPA ratings aren't stellar for this USA version. A quick look at www.canadatrader.com and the cheapest used 2005 smart diesel in my province is $15,995!
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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New URL:

www.clubsmartcar.com

Also note - we tend to use www.spritmonitor.de to display fuel economy
It can show MPG, though, not sure if US
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I hope Serge will show up here to explain this 108 mpg US result:

http://www.gassavers.org/garage/viewgaslog/433?

I have not read about this anywhere.

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