Thursday, September 01, 2005
Driving Smart: Smart in town and unique in country
The Toronto Sun, 12 February, 2005
By Rich Helms
I ordered my Smart car in February 2004, finalized my feature selections in October and took delivery this January. The Smart is a minimalist's dream -- and a study in original design. As an example, the driver's seat is situated forward of the passenger's seat. The passenger-side floor area is about one foot closer than the driver's, because the battery and tire repair kit are housed in that front space. The result is that the passenger sits farther back. There are advantages to this set-up that are not obvious at first. The driver's view out the right window is clear, and elbows don't interfere during shifting.
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