...If you're considering a ForTwo, take it down the roughest road you can find on your test drive. Noisy Interior The Smart ForTwo is not a quiet little bubble of serenity; everything makes noise. The climate control system is noisy, particularly when the air conditioning is running. A great deal of road noise creeps into the cabin, and you could easily hear neighboring cars' radios if it weren't for the engine drowning out most everything around you. At a time when automakers are isolating occupants from their surroundings with increasing efficiency, at least you can say Smart bucks the trend...
...Interior features include: Standard fold-flat front passenger seat Optional CD stereo Optional power windows Optional heated leather seats Optional panoramic roof Optional automatic air conditioning Under the Hood The ForTwo uses a three-cylinder engine with an automated-manual transmission that can be left in automatic mode or shifted by the driver. Mechanical features include: Standard 70-horsepower, 1.0-liter three-cylinder with 68 pounds-feet of torque Standard five-speed auto-manual transmission Optional power steering Top speed of 90 mph Safety Safety features include: Standard front...
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