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We bought a car!!

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My hubby and I are now the proud owners of a brand new smart fortwo :) Well, owners of an order form -- the car won't be made till July or August, and we probably won't get it till September. Not good for someone like me who has 0 patience, but I guess I'll survive.

We got to customize it just the way we want it. And YES, it's safe!! It might be small, but it's mighty!! :D

Here it is....

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The day we test drove one on the highway, it was pretty windy. You could feel the car sway a bit in the gusts, but other than that, it felt pretty sturdy. Even at 135km/h, it was smooth and comfortable :)

I don't think it's legal, but you can actually park one of these perpendicular to the sidewalk. Great for people like me who hate partallel parking ;)

Paula, it DOES suck that we have to wait so long to get it. But I'm hoping that being anxious for September to arrive will make the summer really long and drawn out -- wouldn't that be a terrible thing, having a summer that seems to last forever ;)

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What fun! It's only too bad you have to wait! :)

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I've been on 4 tests drives -- mostly because I just had to drive it again and again!! My "excuse" for yesterday's test drive was that I wanted to make sure that the steering wheel paddles are really useful -- and yep, those things rock!! They're the coolest gadget :D

RWD, every time you see a fortwo, wave -- if it's me, I'll give you a sign :)

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It does look tiny from the outside, but the interior is actually quite spacious. The car is pretty much all front-end, so there's a lot of legroom. You sit higher than in a regular car (and still have a lot of headroom), so it makes you feel like you're driving something a lot bigger. And the seats are offset, so the driver and passenger aren't sitting right beside each other. You don't realize you're driving such a small car till you look behind you and there's nothing there!!

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It's not electric -- it runs on diesel. It gets gets about 4L/100km. Not too shabby!! And where we are, diesel is cheaper than regular gas.

It's got a little 3 cylinder, 40hp engine (weeehooo!! ;) ), and it clocks in at 0-100km/h in a speedy 20 seconds ;) Actually, once I was shown how to accelerate optimally, I cut down that time by quite a bit :) It's a Mercedes product -- never thought I'd be walking into a MB dealership, but I've been to two of them a total of 4 times in the last month!! I've been on 4 test drives in the last 3 weeks -- I need my weekly fortwo fix!! I got it up to 135 on the highway (going downhill ;) )

It's semi-automatic -- you shift gears like you would on a standard, but there's no clutch. And there are shifting paddle on the steering wheel, like race cars have -- the paddles totally rock!! Also, you can get the softouch feature, which lets you shift into automatic at any time just by pressing a button the gear shift.

red, the fortwo that we ordered is exactly the same as the one in the picture I posted -- pulse coupe, blue body panels, silver tridion, jetline alloy wheels. And the top is glass -- how cool is that?! On one of our test drives, we watched other drivers go by us at a stop light and counted how many of them looked over at us -- about 50% did :)

I better never let my hubby drive it alone -- it's supposed to be a real chick magnet :o

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