Keeping the Pressure On - 2008 Smart Fortwo Long-Term Road Test

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2008 Smart Fortwo: Keeping the Pressure On

January 28, 2009

Last night I did what just about any driver does when they come to a red light. You've got nothing to do for the next 30 seconds, so you fidget with the radio, look at the people at the bus stop, adjust a vent, whatever to waste those 30 seconds.

But what I didn't realize is that while I was tuning the radio the car was slowly creeping forward. It was only when I looked up and saw a rear view mirror with a set of bug eyes staring at me in panic did I realize I didn't have enough pressure on the brake pedal.

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I tried it out a little later when I had another opportunity and I wasn't completely negligent. This sucker needs a lot more pressure than you might realize to keep it from moving. Almost to the point that if the light is a long one, your shin will start to burn.

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer

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