• 2012 Fiat 500C at over 8,000 Feet in the Rocky Mountains

    We won't soon forget our 2009 Smart ForTwo road test in California last year, in part because we found the little car serviceable even over the mountain passes between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo. That memory came flooding back when we had the chance to drive the 2012 Fiat 500C at altitudes up to 14,000 feet. The question in the Rockies: Could the little car cut it at high altitude? Our car, a silver Pop model with a red soft top, came with the five-speed manual transmission. As we learned during our first drive of the 2012 Fiat 500C cabrio, its 1.4-liter engine yearns to be...

  • 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 fallen largely off the radar of late. That’s all about to change as a facelifted 2011 Smart Fortwo has just been revealed...

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