Smart Loss-making Smart 'is not doomed'

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Since the cars are not supposed to go much above 80/90 mph a big engine is wasted.
Ok, so you can go 0 - 60 in 2 seconds, then black out under the G-forces and
crash. Great way to go, though....
DAS
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Dori A Schmetterling wrote:

In the USA that would be a feature!
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Hi guys & gals, As the "forum meister" of a smart car club and a smart owner of 4 years I just thought I'd let you know that (thanks to the high price of fuel) smart seems to be slowly reversing it's trend.
http://smartmaniacs.co.uk/news_desk/05_10_10_smartimes_fuel.htm
Re long distances: The lumbar support on the smart seats and upright driving position with FAB visability make long distances an absolute pleasure. Previous company cars included Ford mundane-os & ka-ks, vauxhall astras (ok but bland), & renault lagunas (OK). the Fords were very uncomfortable on long journeys, the astras killed and the renaults were OK. In comparison the smart is like driving in cushioned & supported comfort.
The facility to show your individuality through your smart car choice of panels (which are interchangeable) is inpired. (this is my car :)http://smartmaniacs.co.uk/arizona_blaze.htm )
It's double & triple wall construction, ABS, traction control, crumple barriers, twin floor & high steel back seats give me the feeling of driving around in a very safe steel roll cage.
ALL that PLUS 60+ miles to the gallon. One Canadian in a diesel smart travelled accross Canada getting up to 100 miles per gallon!
With those statistics I hope more people start making the "smarter choice" soon!
Best Regards Nicola Callow admin smartmaniacs.co.uk
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This is all very well but with luggage space at approx 5 Tesco shopping bags or a set of golf clubs it's not that good for going away with, let alone travelling across Canada..
Maybe Merc's losses will be mitigated, though.
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