Friday, October 14, 2005

Winter Driving

Now that the chill of autumn has arrived, many people ask what driving the smartcar is like in the winter. Although we've only had Trudi since May this year, we do have some experience to share.
Our first smartcar lived in the UK and was driven all year there but the winters in Sussex don't really compare to being in the snowbelt. Last February smart Canada hosted a winter drive event in conjunction with the Toronto Auto Show at Ontario Place, Toronto. On Thursday February 24 we test drove a smart cabriolet. The closed course was set out on ice and snow and the car handled well in the tricky conditions. smart Canada had contracted the event out to a driving instruction firm whose staff were pleasant and knowledgeable.
smart Canada has posted detailed technical information about winter driving including video shot at the winter drive event which can be seen here.

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