The Friendliest Little Car in the U.S. of A - 2008 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe Long-Term Road Test

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2008 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe: The Friendliest Little Car in the U.S. of A

June 02, 2008

Smart Fortwo - by Warren Clarke

Feeling overlooked and unloved? Don't get therapy; get a Smart Fortwo. The Smart is a shiny, cute popularity pill that can help you win friends and influence people. Here's the proof:

1) Some guy all but flung himself across the car's hood as I was driving in the hills this weekend, gurgling words of affection for the crafty little people magnet.

2) A neighbor whom I'd never spoken to previously knocked on my front door on Saturday morning to tell me how smitten he is with the Smart, after seeing it parked in the driveway...

He's thinking about buying one, and begged me to give him a tour of the car's interior.

3) Some random woman who lives on my street cornered me as I was leaving to buy groceries on Sunday so she could gush about the car, a look of glazed adoration in her eyes.

Men and women, boys and girls -- no one is immune to the Smart's charms. As I cruised around town this weekend, people were pointing and laughing everywhere I went. Were they laughing with me or at me? Questions like that are much too weighty to ponder when you're tooling around town in the cuddliest little 70-horsepower coupe on the planet.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 5,424 miles

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