By the way, the price of the three-year “nine” was very close. True, then the odometer of the auto mechanic raised doubts - probably the true mileage was greater.
A black lacquer toy immediately attracted the attention of nearby motorists. A friendly face always creates a good mood. Fog lights lurked in the corners of a silver smile. Large alloy 15-inch wheels under bulging wings look spectacular.
By equipping Smart, even adult brothers can envy. Air conditioning is more a necessity than an element of comfort: the engine is located at the rear of the car and heats up the passenger compartment quite a lot in the heat. The glass roof makes the car even more original, allowing you to always enjoy the sunlight - and when it gets too much, the condo saves again. Two frontal airbags are designed to protect in the event of an accident - the size of the car, despite all the achievements of passive safety, makes you think about the possible consequences. From the "music" there is a radio.
The profile of smart orange leather chairs is very convenient when driving around the city, but with a longer one, your back gets tired. Oddly enough, the length adjustment range is huge. The initially funny floor pedals were very comfortable. Perforated sun visors have mirrors. When you find yourself in such a fun-filled interior, you involuntarily start smiling - as if your childhood ideas about what the car should be like embodied.
At the same time, everything is quite practical. The places for small luggage are not forgotten, fabric mats are attached to the floor with a usual “velcro” so as not to slip; In the same way, a first-aid kit is attached in the trunk. A chip key and a remote central lock complete the list of baby equipment, although it is unlikely to be popular with hijackers …
In the translation, “Smart” means “smart,” which I call him “Clever”. The engine is a three-cylinder with a volume of 599 cm3 (two spark plugs for each cylinder) with a turbine. This makes the car akin to venerable sports cars, which is very flattering for its owners. The power unit produces 54 liters. with. - with a curb weight of 720 kg is very good. He just rumbles like a lawn mower, filling the interior with a motorcycle rumbling - even sound insulation in several layers does not save. The appetite is appropriate - even when driving through metropolitan traffic jams with the air conditioner turned on, gasoline consumption (AI-95) rarely exceeds 5.5 l / 100 km, along the highway - 4.5 l / 100 km. A serious minus was found, however, when registering with the traffic police: the engine number is knocked out from below - to see it, you need to raise the car …
In the arsenal of Smart's active safety features is ABS, a dynamic stabilization system and traction control. All these ingenious systems work as they should, but experts say: my baby is very far from real “Mercedes” handling.
The gearbox is semi-automatic, there is no clutch pedal. By pushing the lever back and forth, you can sequentially shift gears, and by pressing the button - put the transmission in automatic mode, which I always use. Being frankly shaky, “Smart” clearly informs about potholes on the road, plaintively squealing at interior details and skipping thuds. You always feel him as the “fifth point”, understanding what is permitted to him and what is not.