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A short clip of driving a smart and feeling the shift.


 


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Smart Fortwo demo ride with Tim & Chuck
Updated 9/27/2013: We still continue to get hits on this video so I am leaving it up. I'm looking into the Smart Electric as a possibility of a commuter vehicle. All I need is a charging station at home and at the office. That's not impossible. This lease deal Smart has for $139 is something to consider. If you sign-up for the battery plan (which is part of the $139) then there is no annual mileage limitations on the lease - the usual deal-killer for me on leasing a car as my commute is 40 miles one-way. I'm looking into doing this but I do need to resolve the charging-station issue. The Smart Electric does not have the herky-jerky transmission of the gas model. It's quite smooth. As a commuter and for that price, it is something to consider. Updated 5/19/2012: Since I originally posted this video I have modified my impressions a bit. I discovered other cars in this same price range that have better mileage on regular gas (the SmartCar uses premium), will seat 4 people, and have a better air-conditioner and smoother transmission. All that said, I will stick with my original statement that it is a fun car to drive, handles well even on the highway, is a cinch to park, still is a head-turner, and serves a certain market niche. Good luck! =========================== [Original Comments...] This video really is for my god-daughter in Canada who wanted to see my Smart Car. So this is a Smart Fortwo demo ride video taken on Easter, 2010. As explained in the video, it takes a bit of getting used to the automatic shifting mechanism. It can be driven fairly smoothly but requires about an hour to get the right touch of the gas and brake. The brake is sensitive and is hinged from the bottom which is unusual these days. Great little car. Lots of fun. Good price. Good gas mileage, although premium fuel is needed. Basic stereo is pretty good. A/C ran well. About the only accessory not available is cruise-control. Highway speeds were good, stable, and responsive. There never was a feeling the car is as small as it it. The view from inside seems very similar to any sub-compact car, contrary to what one might think. Comfort is quite reasonable on smooth highway. However, in-town potholes and rough road can be quite jarring, as might be expected for such a short car. Ground clearance is good and one sits quite high up for a good view. Two large people are easily handled with no noticeable performance issues. Interior room and head-room is excellent. There is no need get down and crawl into the car. Seating is high and doors open wide for easy access. There is an all-electric version but it is not yet available in the USA. I suspect it would be very smooth as most electrics do not really require a traditional transmission. Overall, I think it is a great car, a bit of novelty, and probably a good commuter car. It really is limited to two seats and groceries. Probably, for a few thousand more, one could purchase a true 4-seat car that is more traditional such as a Honda Fit. If one lived downtown in a major city, though, this would be an excellent car as one can park it just about anywhere. A major trip of a few hundred miles would not be unreasonable, either, so it is quite useable all-around. Reports and videos elsewhere on YT give the vehicle good safety marks. Overall, I liked it and felt quite comfortable in the vehicle after a weekend of use.





The Smart Fortwo vs the Toyota IQ
A look at the 2009 Smart ForTwo and 2012 Toyota IQ3 Blog Entry http://goo.gl/WM8P4





smart fortwo Transmission Shifting Extended Version
Video of a smart fortwo showing acceleration runs, skip gear changes, and a stop and go simulation to demonstrate how the transmission shifts in various situations. The liquid container on the dash is a quart jar half filled with tap water and green food coloring added for contrast. The "slosh markers" are rubber bands.





SMART car crash (TEST)





All-new 2015 smart fortwo design review and first driving shots - Autogefühl
Big brother smart forFOUR video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqa906-HAnM http://www.autogefuehl.de/2014/07/21/smart-fortwo-und-smart-forfour-2015-ch ancen-und-risiken-der-renault-twingo-kooperation/ http://www.autogefuehl.de/2014/07/16/neuer-smart-fortwo-lifestyle-zweisitze r-geht-die-3-generation/ We are taking a first look at the all-new 2015 smart fortwo with a design review, interviewing the smart exterior designer Michael Gebhardt. Also, we are showing you first driving shots. Videos: http://tv.autogefuehl.de German Blog: http://autogefuehl.de http://facebook.de/autogefuehl Recommended: http://newcarz.de





PlastiDip a WHOLE CAR - How-to by DipYourCar.com
DipYourCar Pro Car Kits sold here: https://www.dipyourcar.com/home.php?cat=15 For High Res Pics of finished product visit www.dipyourcar.com Fonzie from DYC shows you how to plasti dip your entire car. Step by step instructions using the DYC.com Pro Car Kit. Smooth finish, easy masking, all help included. Matte black audi s4 with glossifier on the wheels PlastiDIp is 100% removable, long lasting, and has zero affect on the car's OEM paint and clear coat.





Smart Car Does a 5 Point Turn in My Driveway!
Smart Car, new to the U.S., is so tiny it can do a five point turn in a standard home drive way in Elk Grove California!





How to start a smart fortwo that's stuck in park (ABS light on)
IMPORTANT: When you're jiggling your screwdriver or other metal implement, you (obviously?) have to also be pulling on your shifter. I forgot to mention this on the video. If you have a question leave a comment. I pulled myself out of park at least a dozen times before I was able to get to a dealer. Kudos to the folks on the Smart Car of America forums who had this figured out: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f25/shifter-stuck-park-heres-get-me -home-fix-5578/ Another update: this problem went away by itself when the weather warmed up to -10*C. Protip: Smartcars aren't great in -30*C! ANOTHER update: A commenter has suggested that slamming on the brakes a few times will fix the issue - give it a shot first, I suppose it is easier than this trick.





Smart Car Crash Test - Fifth Gear
Here is a classic Fifth Gear clip, the gang decide to crash test the Smart Car. With an NCAP rating of 3 out of 5 stars can the little compact withstand a 70mph crash into re-enforced concrete barriers? For more fantastic car reviews, shoot-outs and all your favourite Fifth Gear moments, subscribe to our Official Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/fifthgearuk





Best Paint Touch-up Tricks: Mercedes G55
This is one of the worst key scratches I have ever seen. This car needed to be repainted, but I thought I would give it a shot...nothing to lose. It covered 3 separate door panels with varying depth levels. 98% of the 9 feet was through the clear coat, paint, base, and into the substrate. EXTREMELY bad scratch. In this episode, I discuss multiple ways to approach this type of paint damage. I want to be crystal clear: THIS CAR NEEDED TO BE REPAINTED FOR 90-100% satisfaction. My techniques here, with the understanding of the customer, had the best-case final results of 70% to 75% "better or touched-up" appearance. See how it turned out. Thx for watching! -L





Smart Car Walk Around and Start up
Walk around, interior and exterior and start up.





smart car gear problems
smart car not going into reverse





Pat & Carolyn Test Drive the Smart Fortwo
Smart USA lent me a Smart Fortwo Passion Cabriolet for the weekend to test drive all around the city. Check out Carolyn and my adventure around NYC. More information and photos on http://patricksandora.blogspot.com/2009/08/test-driving-smart-fortwo-passio n.html Learn more about Smart at http://smartusa.com/





Super car driver idiots [NO pics, only videos]
I got bored with all the "super car crashes"-videos here on YouTube that only contained PICTURES, CRAPPY MUSIC or/and clips of pure racing cars on official racing events. This compilation DOES NOT include pure racing cars on official racing events - only real life FAILures on the STREETS, made by people with more money than driving skills... (Though, even the best car drivers can crash too of course.) Notice 1: The "Dodge Ram" may not be a super car, but still it's a SRT10 with the 8.3L Viper V10 which produces 510hp. Pretty super for a pick up, don't you think? It has more power than several of the cars in this video. The intention with this video was to show that skills doesn't come with money. Notice 2: Tire is the preferred spelling in the U.S. and Canada. Tyre is preferred in most varieties of English outside North America. And I'm from Sweden. So please think outside your box (country), you who claims "tyre" is incorrect spelling.





Брошенные автомобили Дубая часть 2 (Abandoned Cars in Dubai part 2)
В каких-то городах особенно остро стоит проблема мусора, другие страдают от высокого уровня преступности, в третьих не найти доступного жилья. А вот проблема, с которой столкнулись жители Дубая -- совершенно особенная, можно сказать уникальная. Этот город задыхается от... брошенных роскошных автомобилей, которые покрываются толстым слоем пыли на парковках аэропорта и по обочинам дорог всего города. Если вам приходилось бывать в Дубае или вообще в Объединённых Арабских Эмиратах, то вы наверняка замечали, что там существует определённая автомобильная культура: самая последняя и самая крутая модель -- важнейший показатель статуса. Однако Дубай, как и весь остальной мир, тоже пережил тяжёлые времена. Иностранные инвесторы, преимущественно британцы, охотно инвестировали в стране с высокими нефтяными доходами и процветающим рынком недвижимости. Разбогатевшие эмигранты тратили сумасшедшие деньги на покупку последних моделей итальянских и немецких спортивных автомобилей, чтобы подчеркнуть свой статус миллионеров. А тут нагрянул экономический кризис и все пузыри полопались. Тысячи самых роскошных автомобилей, которые только можно вообразить, оказались никому не нужны -- с того самого момента как Дубай настиг финансовый крах. Они пылятся, брошенные хозяевами-эмигрантами и местными, которые в спешке покинули город, поскольку оказались не в состоянии расплатиться по огромным долгам. Понимая, что взятые в банке огромные ссуды им не осилить (а невыплаченный долг или даже возвращённый чек считаются в Дубае уголовным преступлением), владельцы роскошных авто в панике устремились в аэропорты, и улетели, чтобы никогда не вернуться. Бесчисленные Феррари, Порше, БМВ, Мерседесы и более скромные автомобили стоят бесхозными на автомобильной стоянке Международного аэропорта Дубая. На лобовых стёклах некоторых машин хозяева оставили кредитные документы и записки с извинениями. Некоторые оставлены прямо с ключами, и всё равно никому нет до них никакого дела. Подписывайся на новые видео нашего канала http://www.youtube.com/user/onlyautos Наш канал в однокласниках http://www.odnoklassniki.ru/group/52123836547254 Смотри так же: Полиция Дубая http://youtu.be/RHd636_hz0o Золотые автомобили Дубая http://youtu.be/kNQEGmQuvsM Брошенные автомобили Дубая часть 1 http://youtu.be/fJE0YFx4seU Автомобили жителей Дубая часть 1 http://youtu.be/VA0iJRpBnJo Автомобили жителей Дубая часть 2 http://youtu.be/L4-O271jIuY Автомобили жителей Дубая часть 3 http://youtu.be/3erkAWdgEnc Автомобили жителей Дубая часть 4 http://youtu.be/mijYjI9A0vg




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