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Fortwo out-smarts competition (review) Chicago Sun-Times

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Nice article. Another good review! As we get closer to retail launch I expect we will see more and more of these. Notice the author mentioned a writer from Car & Driver. I'll be watching for that review!
Thanks for sharing, sp!
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I appreciate this statement:
"the fortwo has decent acceleration and keeps pace with the average sedan. On the highway, up to about 75 mph, the fortwo performs nicely as well. I felt very confident driving in the fast lane and even passing slower traffic. "
We are hoping that this can replace using the family van when needing to get one person (work) out to a sales call miles and miles away.
Although we know this was not meant for California Hwy driving I can still hope.
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