Less to Love - 2008 Smart Fortwo Passion Long-Term Road Test
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2008 smart fortwo Long-Term Road Test

2008 Smart Fortwo Passion: Less to Love

June 30, 2008

After reading the blog comments about the 2008 Smart Fortwo's track testing I realized that if you say anything good about our Smart you better run for cover.

So, just to establish my masculinity right up front I'll weigh in first with a typical jab of the Smart: "The acceleration is a joke!" Now, with that out of the way, let me point out something that's pretty convenient about the Smart.

You never have to take it to the car wash.

After driving it out of our dungeon -- er, parking garage -- I woke up Saturday morning and found the nose covered in weird white stuff, like it had been driven through a blizzard of moths. I knew the car wash would be packed so I decided to give it a hobo bath... I got some detailing spray and a clean cloth. The nose cleaned up with a few swipes. Encouraged, I got some glass cleaner and did all the windows. Then, for fun, I cleaned the rest of the car. Five minutes later, I was tooling around in a clean car.

Clean, waterless, free. That's a good thing.


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