My 8 Days with a Smart Fortwo

carI made the trip to Mercedez-Benz this morning to return the smart fortwo passion coupé I've been driving for the past eight days.

You really need to test drive a smart fortwo to appreciate its agility. During the past week I've fielded dozens of questions about how it drove on the highway, whether I felt safe and how it drove different than a normal sized car.

I'll answer those big three questions here, but first, here I am driving the smart fortwo. Yes, driving a smart fortwo will cause facial hair to sprout from your chin. Sorry, ladies.

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As for those questions... The smart fortwo drives perfectly fine on the highway. At 120km/h it felt completely stable and smooth and I never hesitated to take it back on the highway throughout the week.

I honestly always felt safe. It handled very well, was extremely agile and, while I was driving, it felt no different than a standard sized car. You never look back to notice the lack of back seat or trunk. It felt great.

It was tough to say goodbye to the smart fortwo because it was incredibly fun to drive. It's certainly not practical for a family guy, but I could see myself in a smart car if I needed a second car for myself and jetting around the city, getting to work and back.

Here she is...

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andrew

You have cut me out from making comments & not posting. Why??
Why because of:
Church? Religion? or just stating my thoughts which you don't agree upon.
Too Bad So Sad after 5 years.

September 8, 2009 @ 10:08 PM

Toronto Mike

Although your endless judgement re: religion in my life and in the life of my family is irritating, annoying and tiresome, I'd never ban someone for that.

September 9, 2009 @ 8:02 AM

brad

i say give the jesuits one shot to convert and that's it.

hey andrew, is the smart fortwo the official car of heathens?

September 9, 2009 @ 9:09 AM

Hobo Joe

As safe as you may have felt, I can't get passed the fact that, one good shot from someone whose driving you can't account for (Ex: texters, drunks), especially driving bigger vehicles with more power and brush guards, you're dead. If lucky, you're paralyzed but can still be around your family. I've often thought of just getting a moped or something just for the fun of scooting around the neighborhood. Otherwise, I use my rollerblades or bike.

September 9, 2009 @ 10:46 AM

Anonymous

BTW, Hey Brad, nice delivery with the comment: 09/09/09 @ 09:09 am

September 9, 2009 @ 10:48 AM

Hobo Joe

BTW, Hey Brad, nice delivery with the comment: 09/09/09 @ 09:09 am

September 9, 2009 @ 10:49 AM

Toronto Mike

09/09/09 @ 9:09 - I'm pretty sure that's a sign. Brad is the chosen one!

September 9, 2009 @ 12:19 PM

Hobo Joe

Sorry for the dupe comment but I forgot to put my name in the first one. Maybe you can clean it up Mike? Also any input on my feelings of the car. Please correct me if I'm wrong because it's a cool little car.

September 9, 2009 @ 12:29 PM

Argie

Mike, thanks for posting that picture of yourself inside the car. I now have a new desktop picture!

September 9, 2009 @ 1:57 PM

Toronto Mike

Argie, that's precisely why I shared it. Pls return the favour. Thx.

September 9, 2009 @ 7:19 PM

Russell Hurst

Hey Mike,

Great blog and thanks for the Smart info......I plan on purchasing one in the spring! I am now a follower.

February 18, 2014 @ 7:48 PM

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