Smart Fortwo

<b><a href="http://topics.latimes.com/autos/smart">Smart Fortwo</a></b><br>
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<b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000048" title="U.S. Environmental Protection Agency" href="/topic/environmental-issues/u.s.-environmental-protection-agency-ORGOV000048.topic">EPA</a> fuel economy:</b><br>
33 city/ 41 hwy<br>
<br>
<b>Available engine:</b><br>
70-hp, 1.0-liter I-3<br>
<br>
<b>Available transmission:</b><br>
5-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual<br>
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<b><a href="http://www.latimes.com/classified/automotive/highway1/la-hy-neil16may16,0,2556231.story">Dan Neil says:</a></b><br>
"Cute? Oh my God, yes. It couldn't be any cuter if it were buried up to its neck in kittens. Attention-grabbing? Ice cream trucks playing 'La Bamba' at 100 decibels don't get more notice. Likable? It's irresistible. The Smart is a rolling sight gag, like a fat man wearing a tiny bowler hat, or a Speedo.
Safe? Can we go back to 'likable'? At roughly a third the weight of a large luxury sedan -- like Mercedes' S-class -- the Fortwo would be at a profound Newtonian disadvantage in most any vehicle-to-vehicle collision."<br>
<br>
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( Daimler )

Smart Fortwo

EPA fuel economy:
33 city/ 41 hwy

Available engine:
70-hp, 1.0-liter I-3

Available transmission:
5-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual

Dan Neil says:
"Cute? Oh my God, yes. It couldn't be any cuter if it were buried up to its neck in kittens. Attention-grabbing? Ice cream trucks playing 'La Bamba' at 100 decibels don't get more notice. Likable? It's irresistible. The Smart is a rolling sight gag, like a fat man wearing a tiny bowler hat, or a Speedo. Safe? Can we go back to 'likable'? At roughly a third the weight of a large luxury sedan -- like Mercedes' S-class -- the Fortwo would be at a profound Newtonian disadvantage in most any vehicle-to-vehicle collision."

More in Autos:
Up to Speed: L.A. Auto Show news
2008 L.A. Auto Show: Production cars
2008 L.A. Auto Show: Concept cars
2008 L.A. Auto Show: Green cars
2009 Green Car of the Year finalists
Preview: L.A. Auto Show Design Challenge

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