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Old 05-11-2007, 08:04 AM   #1
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http://www.caranddriver.com/previews...rt-fortwo.html

I think this would be a great car for FE!
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:08 AM   #2
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They are quite popular in Canada. There's even a few drivers of the smart on this site. Expensive little things though: over $20,000 for a new one .

Edit: EWW! look at the EPA ratings of this car!!
2008 EPA city driving: 31 mpg
2008 EPA highway driving: 43 mpg

The diesel ones in my city are being advertized at getting 74 mpg (imperial)
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:37 AM   #3
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Oh did you see the estimated price for the us model?

ESTIMATED BASE PRICE: $12,000

That would be worth it. I am still leaning toward the Yaris tho. but maybe in a year, or two.


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They are quite popular in Canada. There's even a few drivers of the smart on this site. Expensive little things though: over $20,000 for a new one .

Edit: EWW! look at the EPA ratings of this car!!
2008 EPA city driving: 31 mpg
2008 EPA highway driving: 43 mpg

The diesel ones in my city are being advertized at getting 74 mpg (imperial)
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:11 AM   #4
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The base model (pre 2008 models) was closer to $16k CDN, if I'm not mistaken...
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:43 AM   #5
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They are quite popular in Canada. There's even a few drivers of the smart on this site. Expensive little things though: over $20,000 for a new one .

Edit: EWW! look at the EPA ratings of this car!!
2008 EPA city driving: 31 mpg
2008 EPA highway driving: 43 mpg

The diesel ones in my city are being advertized at getting 74 mpg (imperial)
Yea they ruin it. I really wanted one until they decided to go to gas and kill the EPA numbers.
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Old 05-11-2007, 10:56 AM   #6
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I'd much rather have the Yaris... But that's just me. :-)
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:06 PM   #7
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Have you noticed everyone loves the little cute cars even if there expensive.
Aveo mpg numbers stink but, $8000 US versus $12,000= $4000 dollars for gas! Thats alot of driving. Then figure in that it gets only 8mpg more, it would take along time for payback. Lots of people are afraid of the small size. Thats one of the reasons the auto industries shy away from the high tech at times. You have to get people to buy them. Geo's were great little cars but in the end it seemed like most were sold to rental companies, because the masses wouldn't. I'd love to buy a rear totaled Aveo and make it a 3 wheeler get rid of the 800lbs of LAWYER weight and see what would happen. But dreams usually get me in trouble.
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The engine is connected to a Getrag five-speed automated manual that has steering-wheel-mounted paddles plus a fully automatic mode.
Any one know how these tranny's work? is it a auto or manual?
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Not this model, but many are autos with tap up and tap down features. You control the shift points. Others are true manuals controled by servos.
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I wonder how clean the emissions are on it...will it be a 50-state vehicle?
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