My Dream Smart - 2008 Smart Fortwo Long-Term Road Test

2008 smart fortwo Long-Term Road Test

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2008 Smart Fortwo: My Dream Smart

July 20, 2009

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So today I got the weirdest question ever with regards to the Smart. At the car wash this morning, this older gentleman saw me getting out of our 2008 Smart Fortwo and asked me how I liked it. "Meh," I replied with a shrug, not really wanting to get into it. "Is it fast?" he asked. That stopped me in my tracks. "Um, no but it would be cool if it had a more powerful engine," I said, and then I started to daydream about a faster, more powerful Smart; my dream Smart, if you will.

If I ruled the world...and had magical powers I'd make it a cross between a Mini S and an Evo MR. It would have a kick-ass engine but great fuel economy, awesome handling...and be invulnerable to crashes and being crashed into.

The Smart really does have go-kart potential. I can zip in and out of traffic with it now. Sure, a majority of L.A. drivers are slow, distracted drivers but still. Imagine if it had more power?

What would you do to make the Smart better? Besides erasing it from existence, that is.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 18,488 miles

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