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2009 Smart ForTwo. More and more Americans are learning to appreciate small cars for their fuel efficient, easy to park natures. Taking that formula and amplifying it is the Smart ForTwo, a sub-sub compact that has been sold in Europe for years but is set to push the boundaries of Americas small car appreciation.
Capable of parking in impossibly small spots, the ForTwo is made for city dwellers. Its also made for environmentally concerned citizens, as illustrated by its 40 milesper-gallon-plus highway fuel economy. Add to that a starting price around $12,000 and the Smart ForTwo might be an alternative for car buyers who want to save cash and the planet.
Honda Element SC Video Review - Kelley Blue Book
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2009 Honda Element SC. Building on the success of the Element SUV, Honda
takes its rolling dorm room concept to the next level with the Element SC.
Designed to appeal to a more street-wise crowd, the SC does away with the
all-wheel-drive option and substitutes racy 18-inch wheels, a stiffer
suspension and a lower ride height. The SC also jettisons the
industrial-grade plastic floor mat in favor of a carpeted passenger
compartment. Aimed squarely at younger drivers who enjoy modifying their
own vehicles, Honda wisely offers a long list of accessories specifically
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2008 Hyundai Sonata Review - Kelley Blue Book
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now the countrys number four import brand, thanks in no small part to the
Sonata. The midsize Sonata is Hyundais best-selling vehicle, and for good
reason. It offers a smooth ride, a generous interior, competitive engines,
and lots of features for the dollar.
The Sonata has grown over the years, and is now sized right in line with
competitors like the Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu and Toyota Camry. Its
no sport sedan, but much like the Camry, it aims at smoothness and luxury
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2009 Acura TSX Review - Kelley Blue Book
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four-cylinder engine. Now in its second generation, the TSX gains some size
and weight, but keeps the economical four-cylinder power.
With a larger footprint and a more luxurious interior, the TSX has moved
slightly upmarket. Despite the larger dimensions, the TSX is still fun to
drive and fuel economy actually improves. The TSX remains an excellent
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fuel-efficient vehicles, microcars like the uber-popular SMART car may be
the wave of the future. Scion is now testing the microcar waters by
introducing the Scion iQ Concept at the New York Auto Show. Aimed at young,
urban trendsetters, the iQ features all of the efficiency and technology
that Millennials crave, while keeping with Scions tradition of offering
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2009 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe Start Up, Exhaust, In Depth Review, and Test Drive
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
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look at the 2009 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe. A neat, quirky, different
take on sub compacts. The Smart boasts dramatic looks, surprising interior
space and safety, with Mercedes Benz build quality. While some of it's
drivetrain characteristics offer a love it or hate it feel, you just can't
help to think it's quite the neat car! A 70hp 1.0L 3 cyl engine with a 5
speed automated manual transmission, providing reasonable power and zippy
acceleration for city traveling. Although no race car, it's definitely a
fun and unique vehicles for those looking for a fuel efficient vehicle that
strays away from the norm! During this presentation, we will take a 1st
person look at what the Fortwo is all about beginning with the start up,
performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data, and build
quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior and
exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only get
from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight
key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any available
options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video without the
good ole engine portion with rev and Exhaust note with interior and exterior
perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
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Smart ForTwo Review - Everyday Driver
When the Smart first came out (A year ago) we featured it in an episode
with the Toyota Prius. Join our guys as they roll this small car around
the big city. More at www.EverydayDriver.com
Smart Fortwo hatchback review - CarBuyer
If you're strictly a city driver, then the Smart ForTwo could be the
perfect choice. The unusual looks make it a head-turner, while its
minuscule dimensions mean it's incredibly easy to park. It's as wide as it
is long, so you can even leave it parked at right angles to the kerb!
smart electric drive = Ultimate City Car?
Small........? Yes! But the smart electric drive is a great city car that
is perfect for the commuter who does not mind a little razzing from the
boys. A regular smart for two is known for its cheap base price and
excellent gas mileage. This car here though is ELECTRIC. Over in Europe
these cars sell like hotcakes because they are perfect for those who live
in the cramped city. Over here in the U.S. the smart car just doesn't get
any respect. The smart electric drive changes all that thanks to the GREEEN
Power output comes via a 3-phase AC motor that makes 74 horsepower and 96 lb-ft of
torque. The transmission is a 1-speed with a range of 76 city, 59 hwy and
68 combined. Now the MPGe ratings are 122 city, 93 hwy and 107 combined.
With a 220-volt charger you can recharge the smart electric car in 6-hours.
But most of the time you are just topping off the car.
The outside is unique with the frog face and projector headlights up front.
The rims are huge 15-inch units but the real cool factor is the gray and
black 2-tone paint job. No one can deny the fact that this paint job is
sweet. The doors are massive and seem to take up ¾ of the entire car. On
the inside the smart electric drive has all the modern amenities you could
want in a commuter car including power doors, windows, radio, storage bins,
and so on.
Base price on the smart for two electric drive is $25,000 which seems like
a lot with cars like the Nissan Versa and Ford Focus starting in the $15k
range. Then you realize that in the world of Electric Vehicle's where the
Ford Focus EV starts in the mid-$30k range, the smart electric car is a
great buy. But the real icing on the cake is all the Government incentives.
The Federal Gov. is issuing a $7500 tax credit and many states have an EV
rebate too! That can reduce the cost by up to $10k. The cherry on top is
the $139 lease smart is offering on this electric car.
Smart ForTwo Passion Coupe--D&M Motorsports Video Test Drive 2012 Chris Moran
Smart ForTwo Passion Coupe Review with Chris Moran. Presented by D&M
The Smart Fortwo is an all-new brand and model in the United States for
2008, sold at a select number of United Auto Group and Mercedes-Benz
dealerships across the country.
Revolution, dud or something in between? The 2008 Smart Fortwo could be any
of these, but which one depends on how Americans respond to this
long-awaited city car as it starts to trickle into dealerships around the
country. The previous generation has sold more than 770,000 units in other
parts of the world since 1998, appealing to urban customers who gravitated
to its sky-high fuel economy and park-anywhere size. While most Americans
have probably seen a Smart car, only time will tell how many pick one as
their daily commuting partner.
Not that it comes as a news flash, but the Mercedes-built Smart is small.
Really small. It's more than 3 feet shorter than a Mini Cooper and only a
foot longer than an E-Z-GO golf cart. It seats only two people, with a
fair-sized trunk above the rear-mounted engine. Yet that silver or black
strip that loops around the Fortwo's side is what differentiates this
minicar from the E-Z-GO.
Known as the Tridion safety cell, this cage of high-strength steel allows
the Smart car to withstand impacts as well as or better than much larger
cars. An impressive array of other safety systems -- side airbags, antilock
brakes, brake assist, stability control and traction control -- add to its
ability to thwart occupant injury. Plus, axles placed close to the
passenger compartment provide additional protection in side impacts.
Other markets get diesel and turbocharged gasoline engines, but the
America-bound Fortwo will only come with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder
gasoline engine. Saddled with 71 horsepower, this powertrain
will be able to motivate the 1,804-pound Smart from zero to 60 mph in 14.1
seconds. The wonky five-speed automanual transmission found in the last
Smart car has been replaced by an allegedly improved one, which makes us
wonder how awful the predecessor was, considering the new car's herky-jerky
motions and extreme shift lag. After a quick drive, it will leave you
wondering how it's in any way superior to a traditional automatic or
In total, the Smart has just enough pep around town, but it feels woefully
lackluster (and a little worrisome) on the highway. But that's a pretty
good way to sum up the entire Smart Fortwo experience. For those who spend
90 percent of their driving time by themselves in traffic or meandering
through congested city streets, the Fortwo makes sense (as long as they can
put up with the wonky transmission). Its tiny dimensions make finding a
parallel parking spot a relatively simple exercise -- although the new
model is now too long to be parked perpendicularly on the street. Also,
speeds in the city should rarely get so high that the mere sight of a
Navigator makes you pack the dashboard with statues of St. Christopher.
But for those who routinely drive on the highway, the Fortwo just doesn't
make sense -- even if it gets excellent gas mileage. A similarly priced
subcompact will handle high speeds better; ditto the more expensive but
greener Prius. The 2008 Smart Fortwo isn't a good choice for most
consumers, but for certain urban-based drivers, it's most definitely worth
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The 2008 Smart Fortwo is a two-seat, subcompact city car available in two
body styles. The hatchback Coupe is offered in Pure and Passion trim
levels, while the convertible Cabrio only comes in Passion. The base Pure
comes with 15-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, leather steering wheel and
electric rear window defroster. Power steering, air-conditioning, radio,
power windows and alloy wheels are optional on the Pure. The Passion gets
all those basic features, plus a panorama glass roof, sport steering wheel
with shift paddles, power heated side mirrors and a CD player. The Passion
Cabrio adds an upgraded stereo with MP3-compatible in-dash six-CD changer,
along with a manually operated canvas roof. Passion options include partial
leather upholstery and additional gauges.
Powertrains and Performance
The 2008 Smart Fortwo is powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that
produces 71 hp and 68 pound-feet of torque. Surprisingly, it requires
premium fuel. The maximum speed is 90 mph, with a 0-60-mph time of 14.1
seconds. A five-speed automanual transmission drives the Fortwo's rear
wheels and is shifted without a clutch pedal via a simple console-mounted
stick (and column-mounted paddles on Passion models), and there is a fully
automatic mode as well. With its 8.7-gallon tank, the Fortwo will return 33
mpg city, 41 mpg highway and 36 mpg combined.