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.
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
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"