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Turning circle question for owners

Is the turning circle tight enough to make a u-turn on an average residential street, or do you still need a 3-point/K-turn?
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I tried it during my test drive and had no problem flipping a u-turn
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The car has a 27 ft. turning radius and I could do a u-turn on my street.
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I do a U-turn every morning on my street!
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My Toyota Yaris liftback can do a U-Turn on an average residential street with room to spare and it has a 32 ft turning circle. The Smart should be able to not only do a u-turn, but clear any cars parked along the curb.
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At the dealership I was able to do a 360 without hitting any parked car in a parking lot, has to be small!
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I took my smart into the bathtub to wash it this weekend, and it could even turn around easily in there!
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My dealer had me do donuts in an empty church lot... wowwee that was fuN!!!
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My dealer had me do donuts in an empty church lot... wowwee that was fuN!!!
Did you get the Traction Control light to come on??
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I have the manual steering and it turns on a dime. On a residential street with cars parked on one side I can still make a U-turn. It turns amazingly fast, and because there is no "nose" in front, you can make some very quick decisions about where your front end is (and isn't) and just whip that car around obstacles without fear. It's a blast.
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