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1300 Mile (Round trip) Road trip

I just completed a 1300 mile road trip from Phoenix, AZ to SW Utah. My brother and I (both 6' 2" tall) drove straight through (7 hours one way).

We drove up on Monday, and back home on Tuesday so we spent a lot of time in Squirt (my Smart).

We averaged 39mpg driving at an average of 78mph.

The car performed beautifully and we only had one negative observation.

That would be the fatigue in the right foot from pressing down on the gas pedal for such a sustained amount of time.

Other than that - the car truly impressed us.

I now have a total of 7,800 miles on the little guy and no problems with it whatsoever..
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The car performed beautifully and we only had one negative observation.

That would be the fatigue in the right foot from pressing down on the gas pedal for such a sustained amount of time.
Two words - cruise control. It's really worth the money - Area 451 Cruise Control - US$457.51 : SmartieParts, Smart Parts for Smart Cars. - sheureka
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