October 31, 2015, I got a chance to test drive the new 2016 smart for two. It's improved over the older design with more pep and VERY smooth shifts. The car is roughly 3.9 inches wider and yes, the tiny bit of extra width does make a difference.

NOTE: If you are one of those brain dead trolls who has to post how much you hate the car and how dangerous it is, don't bother posting a comment because I'll delete it anyway. By the way, the IIHS gives the Smart Car very good marks:

www.iihs.org/iihs/news/desktopnews/first-institute-crash-tests-of-smart-car-diminutive-two-seater-earns-top-ratings-for-protecting-people-in-front-and-side-crashes

www.cnet.com/news/smart-fortwo-gets-five-star-iihs-crash-ratings/#!

www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/smart/fortwo

Comments

    • Owen Jones-Wells
      Owen Jones-Wells

      Do you not get extended test drives. A test drive is about getting to know a car, not getting bullied into a route.

      about 2 years ago
    • Owen Jones-Wells
      Owen Jones-Wells In reply to Owen Jones-Wells

      ah right. didn't realise. yes that makes sense

      about 2 years ago
    • Bob Diaz
      Bob Diaz In reply to Owen Jones-Wells

      Owen Jones-Wells Please keep in mind that this was a special event put on by Smart and there was a line of people waiting for their test drive. If I was in the market to replace my current Smart, I'm sure I could get a longer test drive.

      about 2 years ago
    • My penis is unbelievably small, but
      My penis is unbelievably small, but

      I'm 4 inches tall with a shoe size of 0.03. Do you think I will fit in there?

      about 2 years ago
    • Mr GTI
      Mr GTI

      How tall r u sir?

      about 2 years ago
    • Mr GTI
      Mr GTI In reply to Mr GTI

      It looks a tad tight from the camera view in my opinion but you obviously know how you feel. I haven't yet sat my 6 foot 4 inch frame in one but having previously owned an Abarth 595, I'm not sure I could deal with another steering wheel that doesn't adjust for reach.

      about 2 years ago
    • Bob Diaz
      Bob Diaz In reply to Mr GTI

      I'm 6 feet 2 inches tall, 1.88 meters tall. I had plenty of room in the car.

      about 2 years ago
    • discerningmind
      discerningmind

      Thanks for making this video.  I have a 2015, or 451 version like you.  When my Smart Center had the '16 introduction event I noticed all the same things as you. Did you pick up on that they did away with computer engine start?  In the 451 you just tap the key and the computer takes it from there.  Not so in the new car.  I would really miss that.

      about 3 years ago
    • Alex Chad
      Alex Chad

      thanks 4 sharing !

      about 3 years ago
    • 15scale
      15scale

      Hi Bob, looks like a sweet ride with way more power.

      about 3 years ago