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First question strangers usually ask about my Smart is what kind of mileage it gets. I think the real question they don’t want to ask is why a big guy like me would drive such a small car unless it gets really amazing mileage.>>>>




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.... and you tell the it's because it's so much fun to drive. Right? People are always amazed when I tell them it's built for a 6'8" person. Then I show them the inside.
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LOL! I’ve even had one guest in my car the first time say, “This thing is like the Tardis - it’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside!”
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LOL! I’ve even had one guest in my car the first time say, “This thing is like the Tardis - it’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside!”


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We just purchased our third smart. A 2017 Prime Cabrio. Yes we still have the first two. I'm thinking I can alternate days on which one I drive to work. LOL Go ahead and buy one, you will love it.
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so, after quite some time being off the forum b/c we've had zero probs and now @ 120k miles on the '09, I'm back and with a 2012 fortwo. got it used (former car2go) with 43k on 'er and in white.

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.... and you tell the it's because it's so much fun to drive. Right? People are always amazed when I tell them it's built for a 6'8" person. Then I show them the inside.
Exactly! I tell them straight out that I didn't get it for its fuel economy, but that it's so much fun to drive. Most people seem to think because it's half the length of a normal car it should also use half the fuel, forgetting that it still has four wheels, and pretty wide, big ones for such a small car at that, and that its short length really messes up the drag coefficient as well...
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