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Old 09-03-2008, 03:02 PM   #81
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As far as the Xb1 goes - I've actually driven one AND I liked it. It was automatic. The toaster styling I liked too, it has such awesome styling my 89 year old grandmother wants one (Xb1).

You need some wheel time in a Smart before you can get any creditability on bashing the Smart though.

The transmission isn't a strong point for many people, I did however recently take a poll from slightly over 100 Smart owners with over 2,000 miles on there car and asked them if the transmission bothers them anymore. 87% said it doesn't bother them - that being said Car & Driver and some other magazines drive the car around the block and say the tranny is a POS.

Friday I am going to pick up my NEW Smart - that's right Smart #2. I like the car that much I'm going to buy another one that isn't quite identical but very similar, Passion coupe. It has been in country for a while even though not in my possession.

F.Y.I. - turned over 13,400 miles this afternoon. Still running great though it is dirty - 500+ miles of dirt roads out that 13,400 will do that to a car even though I was it every couple of days.
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:09 PM   #82
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With me driving a smart? the car that weighs that much less and is rear wheel drive and engineered by germans. i think the smart would win. the xb has a horrible corner exit even for a fwd car.
Over-engineered by Germans, yes.
Feel free to come race , I'm sure all the locals would get a kick out of it considering most have F-series and Rams.

All I know is I hardly have any body roll while cornering.


I saw a smart with red aftermarket rims the other day!
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:35 PM   #83
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wait wait, have you driven a smart?
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:47 PM   #84
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wait wait, have you driven a smart?
No.

I would love to, but West Virginia is a pretty backward place,
so I doubt I'll know someone with one.

I got to drive a jacked up F250 Powers-troke though.

I have a question: Do you have to use Premium in the SmartForTwo?
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:44 PM   #85
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No.
ah, that explains why you dont understand its purpose. you should drive one around the block before saying your car is better.
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ah, that explains why you dont understand its purpose. you should drive one around the block before saying your car is better.
Yeah I know this. But it would be entirely impractical for me, considering I'm usually with more than one friend, or taking a couple guys at work somewhere for lunch break.
If I could find an old Metro/Swift I would rather use that for school commutes anyway.


And you are lucky with the diesel Smart!

Does it have a good sound system?
A lot of Mercedes have Bose.
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Smart for me in so many ways...

Cargo, Seating, MPG only slightly worse, Speed (Hahah), Utility.
i fixed it.
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My car has the upgraded sound option, which is pretty decent - bass reflex boxes, tweeters, pretty good, but not Bose or Harmon Kardon territory.
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