Took a trip from Las Vegas/Henderson to LA area and then down to San Diego. Hit alot of rain, gusty wind and slick freeways. Performance was great with speed on the freeways between 65 and 75 with no problems. Mileage to LA was only 37mpg but hit heavy head wind and lots of rain. Traveling around the LA area and down to San Diego got 45mpg, and the ride from San Diego back to Las Vegas got 41 mpg. The car performed better then I expected as this was our first big trip. Lots of stares as the car kept up easily with traffic and held it's own on passes going from sea level to 4000 feet. Bought Ladybug in September and only had about 800 miles before the trip. Now have over 1600. No problems at all. Love the Smart. Steve & Joan Feld

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Comment by Nancy & Gary on February 14, 2009 at 2:42pm
Hi Steve, Sounds like you guys had a great trip in ladybug. I was happy to hear how well it did. Must have been fun also. We only have a little over 800 miles on our purple passion we got in Oct. as our Avalon gets a lot of use also but we love to drive the smart car. Thanks for the post. Maybe we will see you around soon. I keep seeing this little blue and silver one every where I go but I am looking for your red one.
Nancy & Gary
Comment by Mr. X on February 14, 2009 at 10:52am
My wife and I took a long ride with our kid .

Comment by Steve & Joan Feld on February 13, 2009 at 6:04pm
Thanks Seadave...Have a jeep liberty that also gets its share of use...Steve
Comment by seadave on February 13, 2009 at 5:26pm
Oh my - 1600 miles since September!!! How can you keep from driving it?? I got mine in early December and am just about to turn 3000. ...I guess one of the advantages of owning one in the Houston area is you get to drive it more!!

An aside - my mileage has gone from a low of 36.8 (my wife was driving) to 42.0. Most all of it city/ freeway driving. It tends to do well when I can stay about ten feet from the tail end of a semi and let him block the wind!!

Thanks for the great post!!


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