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2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: Quick Drive

2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: Quick Drive

It's fair to say that Smart haven't had quite the success they were probably hoping for in the U.S. with their diminutive Fortwo. Gambling on consumers 'downsizing' due to spiralling fuel prices, the initial rush to own the tiny city car has slowed to a trickle. Not only that, but recent research... read more

September 6, 2010 by  - 3
 
2011 Scion iQ

2011 Scion iQ Minicar Coming to U.S. Next March

Sales of the Smart ForTwo minicar plummeted after gasoline came back down from $4 a gallon, but Toyota's Scion brand is readying its own minicar for sale in the U.S. The... read more August 9, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Smart Fortwo

Need a Smart Car? Try Giving Blood

Marketing and promotions can take some interesting forms; especially in today’s society where smart phones, iPads, digital billboards and traditional advertising is all... read more August 5, 2010 by  0


 
Great Smart Car Road Trip: A Smart in Malibu on PCH

Great Smart Car Road Trip: The Final Verdict

Over the month of July I have been posting my account of driving a 2009 Smart ForTwo Passion Cabriolet from L.A. to San Francisco and Back in what I have dubbed the... read more July 30, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Smart Fortwo

Great Smart Car Road Trip: The Smart Versus The Canyon

When we left off last time I had just accounted my journey with the 2009 Smart ForTwo Passion Cabriolet through the hills of San Francisco. If you missed the full story, be... read more July 28, 2010 by  0


 
2009 Smart Passion Cabriolet: Great Smart Car Road Trip First Fill Up

Great Smart Car Road Trip: How Many MPGs Did You Say?

Last time I reported on my drive in a 2009 Smart ForTwo Passion Cabriolet from LAX up PCH (and then the 101) to San Luis Obispo, CA (more here). The second leg of the trip... read more July 16, 2010 by  0


 
Smart ForTwo stripped by thieves, photo from +Motores

Ring of Smart Parts Thieves Broken Up in Portugal

Police in Oporto, Portugal, have announced the arrest of a gang of not-very-smart Smart thieves, along with the seizure of thousands of separate parts and four stolen Smart... read more July 15, 2010 by  0


 
Great Smart Car Road Trip: A Smart in Malibu on PCH

Great Smart Car Road Trip: Is It Safe On the Highway

Continuing the Smart Car Series this month (see yesterday’s article), we investigate a question that seems to be on everyone’s mind: Is it safe on the highway? Now this... read more July 13, 2010 by  1


 
2009 Smart fortwo 2-door Coupe Passion Side Exterior View

Great Smart Car Road Trip: LA to San Francisco and Back

If some one said to you that they were going to drive a Smart car from L.A. to San Francisco and back again in 4 days, you would probably think that person was crazy. No on... read more July 12, 2010 by  0


 
Smart Expressions vinyl-wrap option - plaid pattern

If No One Notices Your Smart ForTwo, Why Not Wrap It In Plaid?

You've got to be at least somewhat extroverted to drive a 2010 Smart ForTwo minicar, the smallest car sold in North America. People stare at it, point at you, and often ask... read more July 10, 2010 by  0


 
Charging socket on 2007 Toyota Prius plug-in conversion

What Consumers Should Know About Cars Converted to Electric

Getting custom-built cars has been a part of the auto industry for many years. From improving the power curve on a small block engine through to creating custom convertibles... read more July 9, 2010 by  12


 
2010 Smart fortwo Passion Coupe

Top Five Reasons To Rent a Smart ForTwo

The Smart ForTwo is a car that has tried to revolutionize the way people view the micro or mini car. It was a car intended to carry two people and a case of beer while still... read more July 9, 2010 by  0


 
Smart ED (electric drive) on the road in the U.K.

One Hundred Smart Electric Drives To Be Used in U.K. Trial

How well do drivers interact with electric vehicles, both driving and charging them? Smart has just launched a trial to answer that question, providing Smart Electric Drive... read more July 6, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Smart Fortwo

2011 Smart Fortwo Preview

The Smart brand has enjoyed modest success in the U.S. since its launch here back in 2007 but with a lack of any new models or updates, the oddly-designed minicar brand has... read more July 6, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Smart fortwo Passion Coupe

Nicolas Hayek: Smart Car Creator Passes Away At Age 82

The Smart ForTwo is no stranger to the urban American landscape today and we owe that thanks to Nicolas Hayek, founder of the Swiss watch company Swatch. Hayek was also the... read more June 30, 2010 by  0


 
2008 Smart Fortwo

The Great Smart MPG Mystery

Since its official introduction into the U.S. in January 2008, the Smart ForTwo has come under near constant criticism for the poor economy figures it achieves despite being... read more June 27, 2010 by  0


 

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