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MetroMPG 01-29-2008 08:53 AM

Video: great smart car review ... by people who appreciate compact transportation
 
Here's an entertaining & thorough review of the '08 US smart car, posted by the folks from www.thescooterscoop.com

I like the shot at the end of the video - the host has his scooter helmet in his lap while he's wrapping up.

I bet he couldn't wait to get the heck out of that enormous land yacht and back on two wheels! :D

[youtube]http://youtube.com/v/2pNIr9A5lTI[/youtube]



Lazarus 01-29-2008 09:14 AM

Filmed in Austin, Tx. W00T. Nice find. I'm hoping to see a bunch of those here.

NoCO2 01-29-2008 10:27 AM

When will these become available in the US for sale? If they have already, where do you get them?

MetroMPG 01-29-2008 10:30 AM

U.S. deliveries of the smart started this month (January 08).

You get them out of the gum ball machines at the grocery store.

Just kidding :p. Check http://smartusa.com/

MetroMPG 01-29-2008 10:38 AM

The engine even sounds decent when the guy is giving it some stick at about 4:00 into the video when he heads onto the freeway.

Too bad only the automated manual gearbox is available. If they offered a true manual, a determined hypermiler could kick butt with this platform in urban driving.

MetroMPG 01-29-2008 10:44 AM

Staged, or not staged? At 6:20 they drive by a traffic crash, where a SUV has flipped over on it's roof, crushing the A pillar down on one side. This gives the smooth smart guy the opportunity to segue into a little talk about the smart's safety cell as they drive past. What are the odds.

Gone4 01-29-2008 04:33 PM

I wonder how cheaply a determined searcher will be able to pick one up for from an unhappy owner in half a year hehe.

They look like neat cars.

bennelson 01-29-2008 10:47 PM

Anybody else want to race a Smart Car vs a Tata Nano?

NoCO2 01-29-2008 11:38 PM

Man, I built one that had EPS for just over $12k...Just need to wait for them to go down in price...but by then my Yaris will be cheaper so I'll probably just get that :'(


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