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Smart Metro Car
By Dan K on
2008 smart fortwo pure 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)
I live in Tucson, AZ and the only hwy driving I've done is to take it 90 miles to Chandler for servicing once a year. Not fun to drive in strong cross winds where everyone wants to drive 85+ mph (limit is 75 mph). Helps to find a mid-sized truck or large van going 75 mph to follow behind. Got 57 mpg on one hwy, 50 mph on my most recent trip (with A/C). Car is perfect for driving around Tucson where hwy travel is limited. The high profile is not great for high wind at high speeds, but it makes getting in and out much easier on the knees. Well worth the trade off for me. Can override auto shifting when needed. Not good with "California stops" as it confuses the auto shift.
Interior room, fun to drive in town, great fuel economy!
Local dealer for servicing, better insulated roof panel for cooler ride in summer (I may paint my roof a different color than black), paddle shifters on Pure model.