2017 smart fortwo cabrio cabrio Test Drive

2017 smart fortwo cabrio All-new model – Three cars in One The smart car arrived on our shores after what seemed like an eternity since its inception. More than 770,000 first generation (1998-2006) smart cars were sold in 36 countries globally. smart is a member of Mercedes-Benz Cars. smart fortwo The U.S. became the 37th…

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2016 smart fortwo pure coupe Test Drive

“2016 smart fortwo pure coupe” Mercedes Smart car – have it your way The smart car finally came to North America after what seemed like an eternity, having already sold more than 770,000 first generation (1998-2006) vehicles in 36 countries globally. smart is a member of Mercedes-Benz Cars. The U.S. became the 37th country to…

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Drive Revolution – Part 2

Electrics, Hybrids and Diesels in Portland By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Portland, Ore. – We belong to an auto writer’s group call Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA). During the year, our organization does a sport utility vehicle competition called “Mudfest” and a fun two-day drive program in sporty cars called “Run to the Sun.” The…

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Test Drive: Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

It would seem like a car that’s just a few inches shorter than a Harley Davidson motorcycle might have a stealth quality, but it’s actually just the opposite.  Everywhere we went in the Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe, we could see people looking, and several stopped us in parking lots to ask questions.  That was a…

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Test Drive: 2011 smart fortwo electric drive passion coupe

“smart fortwo electric drive: Advanced technology for urban mobility” The smart car arrived on our shores after what seemed like an eternity since its inception in Europe, with more than 770,000 first generation (1998-2006) smart cars having been sold in 36 countries globally. smart is a division of Daimler AG. The U.S. represents the 37th…

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Smart to Expand Lineup with Five-door

Smart plans to double its model lineup in 2011 with the addition of a five-door gasoline-powered small car built by Nissan. In September, Penske Automotive and Nissan signed a memo of understanding giving the Penske Automotive Group, which distributes the Smart in the U.S., the right to procure and distribute a five-door hatchback, being built…

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Test Drive: Smart Fortwo Electric

Brooklyn, N.Y. – As an electric car virgin, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when Smart let me test-drive the Fortwo Electric on the streets of Brooklyn in June.  For that matter, I had never driven a Smart, nor in Brooklyn so it was going to be a day of many firsts. I thought…

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