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    1. What were they thinking? The Mercedes Bionic was...

      What were they thinking? The Mercedes Bionic was an earnest study of how to aerodynamically improve a very blocky automotive shape (i.e., minivan, SUV), using the precedent of the Boxfish.
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      Vinyl tops give me the creeps, but these were...

      Vinyl tops give me the creeps, but these were handsome with the (rare) painted metal roof:

      http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/4/678/2909/39193954001_original.jpg
    3. We use Sixt whenever we go to France. This...

      We use Sixt whenever we go to France.

      This last time they tried to stiff us for some damage to the car (3" ding on the bumper) -- but we had met with someone when we turned the car in, they'd...
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      2013 Smart Fortwo: best so far is 47.7. No...

      2013 Smart Fortwo: best so far is 47.7. No great effort. BTW, I only burn regular.

      PS, I call complete BS on people posting their mileage without recording their mileage.

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      http://badges.fuelly.com/images/sig-us/281053.png...

      http://badges.fuelly.com/images/sig-us/281053.png
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      This thread touches on a lot of interesting...

      This thread touches on a lot of interesting points, and I appreciate the OP's willingness to stand up for his choice and his reasoning.

      We purchased a 2013 Fortwo in February: 4K miles, $10,300,...
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vrOTuthhfM

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vrOTuthhfM
    8. Daimler's Winkler, the world needs this car: Fortwo, Generation 3

      Motor Trend:
      Smart CEO Annette Winkler: The World Needs This Car


      Bill Ford recently came out in the Wall Street Journal saying we can't just build and sell more of the same cars.

      And...
    9. Cite your source please.

      Cite your source please.
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      Great thread. Not exactly graffiti, but here's...

      Great thread.

      Not exactly graffiti, but here's the forthcoming Smart Fortwo 453 Build Series in front of a highly textured wall:
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    11. Autoblog editors come clean about their controversial automotive beliefs

      Autoblog editors come clean about their controversial automotive beliefs


      The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Is Dumb
      The Dodge Challenger Is America's Best Muscle Car
      US Automakers Don't Need To...
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      Smart sees best-ever month since joining the...

      Smart sees best-ever month since joining the MBUSA portfolio : up 57.1% over 2013, 1351 sales.
    13. Globe and Mail: Is the Smart car finally proving to be a smart investment?

      Is the Smart car finally proving to be a smart investment?



      Bill Ford cited these trends in his recent Wall Street Journal piece:



      We live in the area of the country that is part of the...
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      I finally bought a late model Fortwo in February...

      I finally bought a late model Fortwo in February -- after eyeing them curiously and after renting them a number of times in France with my wife. For me, owning the Smart in the U.S. has been so far...
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      Right, the rear engine configuration is driven by...

      Right, the rear engine configuration is driven by the short length of the Smart Fortwo, which was co-developed with the Twingo.
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      I bought a 2013 with 4K miles in February for...

      I bought a 2013 with 4K miles in February for $10.3K with leather, nav and heated seats. It averages 43mpg, using regular. I commute 44 miles daily.

      People like to say the car isn't smart. I...
    17. Wall Street Journal: Bill Ford oped: The Future of Transportation: We Can't Simply Sell More Cars

      In today's Wall Street Journal:
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      Word is, the new car will be noticably bigger. ...

      Word is, the new car will be noticably bigger.

      http://i61.tinypic.com/2n1dji8.jpg
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      The new smart will be introduced formally on July...

      The new smart will be introduced formally on July 16th. In the meantime:


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=bjIvYfME0uA&app=desktop
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      The rules again: 1) A challenge is created,...

      The rules again:

      1) A challenge is created, which involves finding a picture on the internet that matches the description.

      2) Upon successfully completeing the challenge, whoever meets the...
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