Spotted on the Freeway - 2008 Smart Fortwo Long-Term Road Test

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2008 Smart Fortwo: Spotted on the Freeway

January 13, 2009

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In another post on our 2008 Smart Fortwo I mentioned a theory I had about how Smart Car owners were avoiding the freeway since I had never seen one on our SoCal highways before, well, other than our own. But not only did I finally drive alongside and pass one going 50 mph in the No. 2 lane on the 10 East last weekend (sorry for the blurry photo above) but last night there was a police chase in L.A. involving a Smart.

You have to see it to believe it. Speeds were quoted as "often reaching 90 mph." The Smart's top speed is 93 mph. Were they able to catch him? Well, the cops only stopped chasing the driver when they confirmed his home address on the license and registration he had left behind when he was pulled over for speeding earlier. What a maroon.

And I swear it wasn't our Smart. The felonious Smart is blue.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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