Friday, November 10, 2006

Even more pics of the new Smart






I haven't seen this new one in person, of course, but it seems the interior of the "old" one was more original, and fun....

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I disagree Vince…the original Smart interior came off looking like it was made by Playskool. This new design will be much more practical for day to day use.

Anonymous said...

For such a small car there are lots of pictures!? When Americans sit in it (I drove one in Europe for 3 weeks), they will be surprised by its size. I am afraid with all the huge vehicles around it they will have a hard time selling them (unfortunately).

Anonymous said...

I agree that the interior of the old Smart was more fun, but this one seems to be more upscale and refined. Might not be a bad thing for the American market and trying to justify $15k for half a car when $15k will get you a good used Civic or a base Fit, Versa, etc.

Anonymous said...

I watched an article on tv the other night from Comsumer Reports. They road tested a Smart Car in Canada. It was a diesel, 3 cylinder. They reported that it was the worst car they had ever road tested!. I don't believe the car they tested is the same car we will be getting. Were getting a gas engine.

Anonymous said...

This car is sold here in Canada and I can tell you, the old interior needed to be changed badly. It looked really cheap.

This one seems to take a lot of design cues from the 50's. (Look at the bottom of the dash) It's quite interresting and looks more upscale. At the price those babies are sold here ($20000) at Mercedes dealerships, it had to look more upscale.

Concerning resale values : Those cars look like toys and sell like hot cakes in Canada. Resale values are pretty high. They are bought by wives of rich people that don't mind paying a premium for the cutest car in town.

G said...

The old interior was ridiculous, it looked like it came out of a $3000 Chinese car, but its from a Mercedes, which says quite a bit about both. The new one is better, but still not as good as Kias that cost half as much. This car is quite a shame, and the fuel economy isn't that impressive either. I think GM could have made a better car, I'm not even mentioning what the Japanese could do, and will. However, I give them credit for offering something new that nobody else did.

Anonymous said...

G said,

I think GM could have made a better car

That's funny! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Oh ya, this fu#$en thing is safe!!! just look at it, how could it not be. I don't care how many reinforcements and high strength steel pieces are used. That size of car will kill all 2 on board at any speed over 50mph

Anonymous said...

Fact: Apparantly, the last 2 possible names for this car were smart and stupid, I think they picked the wrong name!