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I've been wanting this car for over 8 years, first saw it in europe then friend has one in Canada.
I'm looking for a "green car", but with the US version requiring premium gasoline......now I'm having second thought.
Friends have them with diesel version in europe and canada, and happy with them.
I need some convincing, if this is really a "green car".
At least in our area, Diesel costs 40 cents/gal more than Premium. Premium means higher price, not more emissions.
 

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Smart A**
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Yannou, green does not just refer to gas mileage. It's how the car is produced (embedded energy, raw materials, etc.) and percentage of recyclable and truly usable parts at the end of the car's life. Smart seems to be built according to "cradle to cradle" standards--or at least more than any other car being produced. I am going from Prius to smart such is my belief in the greenness of this car.
Cheers!

Good for you. The batteries in the Prius are an environmental disaster waiting to happen (assuming millions of cars).
 
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