Last post on Aug 07, 2008 at 9:30 AM
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#63 of 72 Concept Chevy Beat vs smart for two
Apr 10, 2007 (12:43 pm)
The Chevy Beat shown at the New York Auto Show looks like a potential competitor to the smart that will begin selling in the U.S. in 2008. I believe GM/Chevy would do well if they decide to produce the Chevy Beat.
#64 of 72 I want the Hybrid TDI!
Apr 13, 2007 (4:37 pm)
I ran across an older article about how they made a hybrid Smart with a TDI engine.
I'd gladly pay more for one. A lot more in fact.
#65 of 72 Smarts for distance
Sep 07, 2007 (9:49 am)
Anyone know how they do for longer travel? Mine would be a 40 mile per day RT commute at country highway speed (55+).
#66 of 72 Re: Smart Thoughts [stshepard]
Sep 28, 2007 (12:52 am)
Don't forget to order the tire patching kit. A pump would be handy too.
Oh you won't have to order a spare; it doesn't have one.
#67 of 72 Re: Check my comment on Karl's blog [6sptl]
Sep 28, 2007 (1:01 am)
It is a neat little package and would be better than my couple friend's two motorcycles.
IMO and that of a friend it is just an office commuter car for one or two, which would be justified if 50% it's current price.
You'll need another car if you and your wife want to go grocery shopping together or to the golf course.
So instead of this Dumb car a much better option for a single car family would be the Toyota Yaris.
#68 of 72 I thought....
Apr 04, 2008 (8:26 pm)
....these things were supposed to get 60+ MPG?????????
#69 of 72 Re: I thought.... [bottgers]
Apr 07, 2008 (11:26 am)
The TDI versions in the U.K. get 50-60mpg.
#70 of 72 Surprised that I like this car
Apr 28, 2008 (12:56 pm)
The magic of this car is that it is an econobox w/o feeling (or looking in my eyes) like an econobox. I may have preferred a Mini, but my wife likes this one better. The transmission does suck, but the paddle shifters in manual mode actually make driving this car relatively fun. I actually like driving this car more than my gas-hogging XJR b/c 1) I feel like I am closer to doing something about problems I might otherwise just gripe about; 2) People (both drivers and peds) seem nicer to me (waving me through, etc.) when I drive it (my experience is that people speed up when they see a black XJR trying to change lanes in front of them). Admittedly owning this car for a short time, so far, so good.
#72 of 72 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Aug 07, 2008 (9:30 am)
A reporter would like to speak with Smart Car owners in the U.S., including those who are disappointed with their purchase. Please respond to jwahledmunds.com with your daytime contact information no later than Friday, August 8th.