I'm not going to get into the issue of liking or disliking features of the Smart. Most of those of us in this group own and like our smart cars. However, I did want to share a couple of experiences I had with mine that make me like it even more.

When I bought my car over a year ago, I had to fly to Tulsa to pick it up and then drive it back home (6 hour drive). The weather was stormy with heavy rain and high winds for the entire trip--not the best conditions for driving a new car. My little car amazed me with how well it tractioned on the road even when I was driving in excess of 75 miles per hour. This experience was not a fluke. Two weeks ago, I had to drive to Little Rock, Arkansas for an appointment. Little Rock is 90 miles from home, and the weather was windy with heavy rain. The area I was driving through got in excess of 5 inches of rain that morning! Again, no problem with traction on the road for my "Bigun" even though there were cars that had hydroplaned off the road on both sides of the interstate in many places.

The smart car is not my only car. I also own a Toyota Scion tc which is much bigger and heavier than my smart, but one of the things I don't like about it is that it hydroplanes when the pavement is slightly wet. I would not even consider taking it on a trip in the rain. The smart's ability to hold the road is just one more reason I choose it over the other car. In fact, my husband has inherited the scion because I never drive it anymore.

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Comment by Tom Owens on November 21, 2009 at 9:44am
I cant agree with you more. I have driven my smart in 1-2 foot (maybe higher) snow and it was not a fun drive snow dragging on the bottom of the car ect ect. But I made it home just fine. Also found out if I held my foot on the floor long enough the tires would start to spin out in the snow and get me moving.
Comment by Sylvia on November 21, 2009 at 8:54am
I just deleted a spammer post. Don't these people realize that by doing that, it makes most of us less likely to buy whatever it is they are trying to sell?!
Comment by SandraK on October 17, 2009 at 11:10pm
I totally agree! This car handles better on wet pavement and light snow than my Honda Accord did--and I loved my Honda, too, but just knew I had to be really careful when it was wet. But, I've been caught in bad rainstorms on highways--once all the way across Wisconsin driving back to Chicago from Minnesota--and my smarty handles it like a champ.
Comment by Brabus007 on October 16, 2009 at 12:32pm
Sylvia,... That's one heck on a Nice Testimonial...<:-))

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