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Thumbs up I love love love my electric drive



It's been just 2-months now of ownership and I have enjoyed every minute of owning this car. I am always looking forward to driving it. I came from a Fiesta ST, and before that I had a Honda Insight (2001 manual) and an S2000 as a second car. To be honest I don't miss those cars a bit. Maybe it's because so much of my drive is in traffic, commuting 40-miles/day, and stopping for gas every week SUCKED, especially when it wasn't on my route and I had to deal with more of that traffic. Now we run all our errands in the Smart and never drive the gas Honda Fit on weekends. We even do almost all of our shopping with the Smart.

My favorite thing about this car is the size. I have always loved small cars and driving this thing is such a blast in the city. I get to pass people that otherwise would've stopped me, fitting in all kinds of nooks and crannys, and it's the only electric car that could fit in my driveway. See the pic here:


I know we all own these cars and this post is totally unnecessary, but I am just amazed at what a great, complete package these cars are... someone really designed the perfect city car when the Smart concept was built and the electric drivetrain is just the final piece of the puzzle IMO. Can't wait to see how the 453 electric drive turns out, but I'm very happy with the 451.
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I know we all own these cars and this post is totally unnecessary, but I am just amazed...

Thanks for posting! I could read enthusiastic posts like yours all day long. My next car will be electric, for sure, for exactly the reasons you mentioned.

And welcome to the forum!
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I never had the opportunity to try the electric drive smart, but I'm sure it is a blast. It would be combining the advantages of my Leaf with the gas 451 I used to have.

Welcome to the rEVolution and enjoy the smart!
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Demon key you are certainly not alone in enjoying your ride. We all do. They are just so addictive when you fly by others or pull away at the lights...guilty pleasure. One year later I still have a crush on mine.
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Demonkey I share your "passion" for the 451 Smart. I don't have the electric one but I'm sure yours is a blast to drive. I look forward to driving mine all the time. The trip is always the best part. I feel priviledged to have one. The interior is so comfortable and I am driving a unique car that very few people have ever had the pleasure to drive. I love all the questions and the stares and the thumbs up ! Thanks for sharing the great pictures. We need more posts like yours here on the forum ! DCO.
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Glad I'm not the only one who seriously enjoys driving my Smart ED. I've only had mine for a few weeks and it has made me enjoy driving again. Like Incochief already said, I have a bit of a crush on mine too. I took a Mustang off the line at a light the other day and the look on the guy's face was priceless. You don't see thy coming out of such a tiny car. I timed my 0-60 at 9.63 seconds the other day. Are the gas modes as zippy as the ED?


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Welcome!
So there's at least three of us ex-Insighters here now.

I sometimes miss the Insight, It was a special car at the time. Hard to say if it was even smaller, it was lower and lighter for sure, but longer and a bit wider.

80 mpg with the plug-in conversion was as close to infinity one could get back in 2000. But it did beat the smarts range about 10x!

When it came to replacing it, it was my steadfast refusal to get a car that uses any more gas that ended up with my smart ED.
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I still have an Insight. I sort of passed it on to my son when he got his license. The ED is our third car for our family. Still like the Insight and was sort of sad that Honda isn't making it anymore. It's a great car too.


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Ex-Insight owner here, too. (2002 MT)
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I made room so I could keep BOTH of them! My 2002 MT Insight is a fantastic car! I feel like it is one of the most significate cars ever built. My Smart Electric is also a fantastic car. Each car has it's own nitch, also both are soooo much more fun to drive than my stupid old truck!
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