2008 smart fortwo: Perfunctory Praise And Brutal Honesty
July 25, 2008
There's one way in which our long-term smart fortwo is by far my favorite car in the fleet: it makes my parking space at home seem adequately sized. Look at those concrete walls on either side -- not pleasant when I'm trying to squeeze a midsize sedan in there (anything larger than that gets parked on the street). But the smart's tiny turning circle and golf-cart length make quick work of tight spots like this one. And hey, it's even better than a golf cart -- it's got an enclosed cabin.
Alright, now for the brutal honesty. We have a whiteboard "Question of the Week" here in the editorial department, and this week's prompt was "Forms of transport I'd rather take than the smart." As you'll see after the jump, we're harboring a fair amount of bitterness toward our creamsicle-colored cruiser. (Note: regarding item #7, please direct all vitriol to M. Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant.)
Josh Sadlier, Associate Editor, Edmunds.com @ 7,265 miles