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2009 Smart ForTwo Review - Kelley Blue Book

FOR MORE CAR VIDEOS & REVIEWS VISIT: http://www.kbb.com/videos 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.


 


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Honda Element SC Video Review - Kelley Blue Book
FOR MORE CAR VIDEOS & REVIEWS VISIT: http://www.kbb.com/videos 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 designed for the Element. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit http://www.kbb.com today.





Hyundai Sonata Video Review - Kelley Blue Book
FOR MORE CAR VIDEOS & REVIEWS VISIT: http://www.kbb.com/videos 2009 Hyundai Sonata. Hyundai has made its mark in the United States. It is 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 over sportiness. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit http://www.kbb.com today.





Mercedes-Benz M-Class Video Review - Kelley Blue Book
FOR MORE CAR VIDEOS & REVIEWS VISIT: http://www.kbb.com/videos 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class. The M-Class is Mercedes-Benzs contender in the growing mid-size luxury SUV arena, battling such heavyweights as the Lexus RX 350, BMW X5 and Infiniti FX. Unlike the original M, which rode on a truck-like body-on-frame architecture, the newest M-Class is closer in design to a very tall passenger car. The unit body gives the M-Class greater structural rigidity, and allows for better ride and handling via a fully independent suspension. The M-Class comes in three flavors including a potent V8 model dubbed the ML550, and the miserly ML320 CDI which uses Mercedes-Benzs clean diesel technology. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit http://www.kbb.com today.





2009 Acura TSX Review - Kelley Blue Book
FOR MORE CAR VIDEOS & REVIEWS VISIT: http://www.kbb.com/videos 2009 Acura TSX. The Acura TSX has made a name for itself as a svelte, sensible entry-level luxury sedan with nimble handling and a fuel-efficient 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 choice for buyers who want an affordable luxury car that is also affordable at the pump. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit http://www.kbb.com today.





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 variety! In today's video, we will take an up close and personal in depth 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 greater overall appreciation of the vehicle. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHANNEL SEE BELOW: In this channel you will find in depth reviews/tour of automobiles from all over the world, presented in a more detailed fashion than ever before. Basically, this gives the viewer the chance to view the most detailed 1st person look you can get without going to an actual dealer yourself! Every video is consistent in the way I present so viewers know what to expect in my presentations. I treat every vehicle with the same respect whether a 1960 Chevrolet Impala SS or the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador. I film all types of vehicles from past, present, and future while broadening the knowledge of the automotive enthusiast. You will see everything from vintage, brand new, exotic, mainstream, old, etc. I am very proud of this channel and have built it up from amateur videos years ago to what you see today. I wanted to share my love for the automotive world with the rest of the world. Be sure to explore the massive video variety, have fun and enjoy The Driver's Seat of YouTube! FIND ME ON THE OFFICIAL SAABKYLE04 FACEBOOK PAGE FOR CONTINUOUS UPDATES ON WHAT'S TO COME AND INTERACTING WITH OTHER FANS! http://www.facebook.com/pages/saabkyle04/315743567772





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





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





2011 Smart ForTwo Cabriolet Review
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2009 Smart ForTwo Passion Video Review
Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the 2009 Smart ForTwo Passion. It competes with the Toyota Yaris and MINI Cooper. Shot and produced by: Matthew Avery Edited by: Lindsay Bjerregaard





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





Smart 451.com - Jay Leno Review's New 2008 Smart Car Fortwo
http://smart451.com Jay Leno does a great review and test drive of the American 451/2008 smart fortwo passion coupe cabriolet model.





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





2015 Smart ForTwo action & beauty showcased
The revolution enters the next round -- the smart fortwo has undergone improvements in virtually all areas and is markedly more comfortable. The hallmark smart rear engine concept is being offered for the first time in the four-seater smart forfour as well. Drive power is supplied by state-of-the-art three-cylinder engines rated at 45 kW/60 hp, 52 kW/71 hp and 66 kW/90 hp, while power transmission is performed by a five-speed manual transmission or the twinamic automatic dual clutch transmission. A host of innovative details guarantee even more fun in the city. The new smart generation will be launched onto the market in Europe in November. The price for the smart fortwo with 52 kW engine will be under 11,000 euros, while the smart forfour will cost only around 600 euros more with the same engine. "As Europe's youngest car brand, smart enjoys global success today. No-one combines functionality and emotion as well as we do, as the inventors of individual urban mobility. The new smart fortwo and forfour adopt the proven concept while offering more of just about everything -- more space, more colour, more equipment ... and even more fun in the city! Only the vehicle length remains as unique as ever, at 2.69 metres," says smart boss Annette Winkler. "Our idea based on a total rethink of urban mobility has won through." "In the planning phase we were clear that we wanted to retain the rear engine for the new smart, so as to continue to exploit the vehicles' strengths to the full in the city," explains Jörg Prigl, head of the product group Compact Cars at Mercedes-Benz. "On this basis, we then developed the new fortwo and forfour together with our partner, Renault." "Despite increased safety requirements, we have managed to retain the smart fortwo's unique length of just 2.69 metres," adds Markus Riedel, head of development at smart. "It shares its architecture with the new forfour. We have tailored both of the vehicles to the needs of modern-day city traffic. My team is particularly proud of the turning circle, which sets a brand new benchmark at just 6.95 metres for the fortwo." The brand appeals equally to both the heart and the mind. An expressive design idiom and colouring embody pure joie de vivre. The compact proportions and clever details attest to unique functionality. The new smart fortwo and the new smart forfour are clearly recognisable as members of the same family. Many design features such as the headlamps, the cooling air grille in the front and the iconic tridion safety cell are identical, for example. And both vehicles are fitted with rear engines, making them particularly agile in urban traffic. "smart stands for FUN.ctional design, as the brand is defined by two poles -- the heart and mind. The design idiom is clear, purist and trendy, and the hallmark smart attributes are being adopted into a new era. These attributes include the characteristic silhouette with the ultra-short overhangs, the clear lines and forms, the tridion cell and the updated smart face," notes Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Daimler AG.





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 Motorsports. 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. Introduction 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 clutch-pedal manual. 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 consideration. 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.





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