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Where I'm at, we frequently see sustained winds of 20-30mph and gusts in the 40mph range. How does the smart car handle in both a crosswind and accelerating into a headwind? thanks
 

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Check this forum and UK/Canadian forums for this subject; quite a few comments about cross wind handling. Around town shouldn't be an issue; on the highway at 70 mph may be a different story. Same with passing (or being passed by) semis - could be interesting.
 

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on the highway at 70 mph may be a different story. Same with passing (or being passed by) semis - could be interesting.
Been there, done that with a 450 across country from SFO to NYC. It feels about the same as any other small car I've driven on the freeway, like a 2001 Prius. Buffeted a bit by semi's, feel the cross wind when coming across the California desert. No problem to handle that.
 
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