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  • 2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabriolet, First Drive

    I try very hard to go into each review with an open mind, but in the case of the 2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabriolet, I was prepared to dislike it. I expected an anemic driving experience in a vehicle that was somehow both small and cumbersome. I thought the Smart would be an automotive nerd, a vehicle too compromised to work on American roads. DON'T MISS: Mercedes, Smart, Daimler trucks update electric-car, electrification plans I was wrong. After an afternoon of zipping around San Diego, California, I'm sold on the ForTwo Electric Drive. It's inarguably the best city car on sale...

  • 2012 Fiat 500C at over 8,000 Feet in the Rocky Mountains
    2012 Fiat 500C: Driving The New Minicar At High Altitudes

    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...

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    2012 Fiat 500 Cabriolet: Best Gas-Mileage 4-Seat Convertible You Can Buy

    It's springtime, which means tornadoes for some of us, showers and muggy weather for others. It also means putting the roof down on convertibles after the long winter hiatus. Which led us to wonder: What's the best gas mileage you can get in a new drop-top car with four seats (or at least four...

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