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Smart ForTwo minicar: 15 years later, has it made a difference?

Smart ForTwo minicar: 15 years later, has it made a difference?

John Voelcker Nov 30, 2016 Follow John Add to circle 2016 Smart ForTwo Enlarge Photo Minimal cars are often an appealing idea: why should one person drive a two-ton vehicle with five or more seats on local journeys of 10 miles or fewer? Then there's the crushingly difficult parking in major European, Asian, and North American cities. Add to that, perhaps, a desire for minimal use of energy and material resources. So why not design a tiny car, easy to park, for just two people? And if you did, what would the results be? DON'T MISS: 2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: first drive of electric two-seat car The question arises as a slew of new Smart models arrives in the U.S. market: the second-generation Fortwo coupe last year, the Cabrio this summer, and the Electric Drive (in both body styles) early next year. And it's prompted at least in part by a writeup in industry trade j...

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