Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/smart/fortwo/micro-car/review
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!
Renault Twizy review - CarBuyer
The electric Renault Twizy city car offers urban drivers something
genuinely different -- if you can live with its inherent limitations. The
electric Renault Twizy is a revolution in personal transport. The
futuristically styled car offers space for two, sitting in tandem, and its
small size means it is perfect for driving around and parking in town. It
is charged via your home supply: 3.5 hours will see it completely topped
up, at a cost of around £1. This will allow a claimed range of 34-62 miles
depending on the demands of the traffic conditions. Although the
futuristic, 'open-plan' styling may be something of an acquired taste, the
innovative Twizy starts to make more sense if you think of it as a scooter
with a roof rather than a car with, in its most basic form, open sides --
and no heater. In the UK, the Twizy will be called the Renault Twizy 80
('80' refers to its top speed in km/h).
Toyota iQ hatchback review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/toyota/iq/micro-car/review
It's not big but it is quite clever. Toyota's iQ city car is just three
metres long but it can carry two adults and two small children - and is
very well equipped. It's at its best around towns, where its compact size
makes it easy to park.Running costs are low but if you intend to rely on
the iQ as your only car, think carefully about the kind of trips you make.
For example, you do have to choose between passenger space or luggage space
-- you can't have both.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class MPV review - CarBuyer
The new B-Class is a compact MPV, positioned as a premium rival to the Ford
C-MAX and Volkswagen Golf Plus. It's built around an all-new front-wheel
drive platform that will be used for the new A-Class and three other brand
new models. The interior layout is versatile and spacious, as well as
maintaining Mercedes' reputation for high-quality.
Chevrolet Aveo hatchback review - CarBuyer
The Chevrolet Aveo boasts high levels of standard equipment, and a new,
motorbike-inspired interior. The funky rev counter and LED speedometer add
a sporty touch to the Aveo's cabin, while the coupe-inspired styling,
including hidden rear door handles and aggressive headlights, adds even
more kerbside appeal. The Aveo is more practical than the excellent Suzuki
Swift, and with prices set to undercut many of the class leaders, Chevrolet
has created a tempting package. A new diesel version should also be one of
the most frugal cars in its class too.
2009 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe Start Up, Exhaust, In Depth Review, and Test Drive
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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
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perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive | Frontal Crash Test by NHTSA | CrashNet1
Overall: 4 Stars
Frontal: 4 Stars
Side: 5 Stars (Side Pole: 3 Stars)
Rollover: 4 Stars
Risk of rollover: 15.5 %
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small-sized adult female are placed in the driver and front passenger
seats, respectively, and are secured with seat belts. Vehicles are crashed
into a fixed barrier at 35 mph (56.3km/h), which is equivalent to a head-on
collision between two similar vehicles each moving at 35 mph.
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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.
Smart ForTwo review - What Car?
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Smart fortwo owners can park where other drivers wouldn't even consider,
and its running costs and emissions are very low.
The ride is too firm, it's noisy and poor to drive. Entry-level Pulse
models are short of some desirable
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Volkswagen Sharan MPV review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/volkswagen/sharan/mpv/review
The Sharan is a seven-seat MPV which seems built to last and boasts a large
cabin with flexible seating for carrying large goods or large families.
Unlike a lot of MPVs it boasts car-like handling and feels light on its
feet on windy backroads. The engines are brilliant, offering frugal economy
and punchy performance. The let-down is the high price-tag but some people
will be willing to pay for the quality on offer here.
Alfa Romeo MiTo hatchback review - CarBuyer
With all the style Alfa Romeo is famed for, a wide choice of economical
engines and an impressive list of personalisation options, it's no wonder
that the MiTo is Alfa's best-selling model. There's even a good deal of
space inside - enough for four adults at a push. However, it lacks the
comfort and overall build quality to beat the Audi A1 and MINI for upmarket
feel. Some of the cabin plastics are too hard and look cheap. The engine
range offers great economy, though, which offsets the MiTo's relatively
high purchase price. The MultiAir petrol engines impress with their
performance and smoothness.
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Volkswagen Touareg SUV review - CarBuyer
The Touareg SUV was originally launched in 2003 and then significantly
updated in 2010. It majors on luxury, although it also has the capability
to tackle more extreme conditions than most drivers will ever experience.
The latest version is much lighter than the original, despite being bigger.