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So I take my reserv. holder test drive tomorrow. Finally.


Anything I should be looking for in particular??? What to expect??? Driving experience??? Weird shifting??? How are the brakes??? Quality of interior??? etc...

And if anyone has anything they'd like me to keep an eye out for i.e. info they'd like to know, measurements, etc - let me know and I'll do my best to find out.

cheers.
 

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If you get to drive one without power steering please give us your opinion of the additional effort required to park and or steer. Thanks.:cool:
 

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Leather seats?

See what you think about the leather seats, if they have them. Comfortable, well done?? Is there another colour besides black on the dashboard, with leather seats? Like grey? Thanks very much. Have FUN! Take your time and drive them a couple of times.
 

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I drove a Smart with no power steering last weekend in Orlando. It was so effortless that I assumed it had power steering. I actually asked the girl riding if the ones without power steering were ever difficult to turn. She laughed, and said none of the ones her group was touring with had power steering. It was kinda funny..
 

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Take your camera! :D We like pictures :p
Yes, I wouldn't NOT take pictures. It's a rainy, overcast day here unfortunately, not great for pics. I'm considering video too, but I'm not sure I want to dip my toes into that pool of obsessive/stalker type craziness for a car. That being said, I'm taking my vid camera just in case.

I'm not surprised you want to see pics. I've mentioned in another post on this board the concept of "smart porn". I think there's a grain of truth to it.

You're all a bunch of dirtly li'l monkeys. :D
 

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Spank me if you must! :eek: Just send more pics! :D
Oh, yeah! Don't forget driving impressions too!

Have a ball! I'm green with envy! You get to drive a smartie today!!!!!!!!
 

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So I take my reserv. holder test drive tomorrow. Finally.[/COLOR][/B]

Anything I should be looking for in particular??? What to expect??? Driving experience??? Weird shifting??? How are the brakes??? Quality of interior??? etc...

And if anyone has anything they'd like me to keep an eye out for i.e. info they'd like to know, measurements, etc - let me know and I'll do my best to find out.

cheers.
Only that saying you have a reservation already does'nt mean squat. When the show was in San Diego, I had to wait 90 minutes. Other shows had a wait of 3 1/2 hours. Depends how much advertising they do in your show city.
Even in manual shift the car will shift itself down when you slow down. As I was arriving back at the show in my test drive, I was in manual. When I started up the driveway, the car was already in a low gear. i.e. It did not shudder and stall like a regular manual shift car from a start in third gear.
Enjoy the test drive!
 

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Only that saying you have a reservation already does'nt mean squat. When the show was in San Diego, I had to wait 90 minutes. Other shows had a wait of 3 1/2 hours. Depends how much advertising they do in your show city.
Even in manual shift the car will shift itself down when you slow down. As I was arriving back at the show in my test drive, I was in manual. When I started up the driveway, the car was already in a low gear. i.e. It did not shudder and stall like a regular manual shift car from a start in third gear.
Enjoy the test drive!
Drove 20 minutes to the benz dealer.

Waited 15 minutes then got in the smart.

Loved every minute.

ciao.
 

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I used to own a '74 Fiat X-1/9(sympathy accepted),but I never had an issue with the car not having power steering. All of the weight is at the back and the wheel was faily easy to steer, even in tight slow spaces.
 
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