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2014 smart fortwo Reviews at TrueDelta: Liked it so much bought the cabrio by jrcongdon

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Introduction

Lots of little improvements over the last 6 model years

Reviewed: 2014 smart fortwo

2dr Convertible 70-horsepower 1.0L I3 5-speed automated manual RWD

2014 smart fortwo Love Letter

The smart has pretty much been a love it or leave design; those that appreciate the compact size (it's only 8 1/2 feet long) and ease with which you can find a space to park it can appreciate it. It cabrio (or convertible) form, the insulated top (cloth) can roll back to several positions; leave the side rails in and it's like a targa top; remove the pop-out side roof rails and it's a full convertible. Lots of color combos so you can match or contrast with the 'tridion' roll cage color.

Conclusion

We enjoyed our '08 smart coupe but felt it was time for a change; we looked at the electric-drive model but as it had limited range and we already own a LEAF, decided to go with a cabrio. MBZ smart has improved the shift points on the automatic as well as it has a bit better ride (perhaps being new also helps). On a recent visit out west, especially in urban areas, we saw lots of smarts tucked away in parking spaces that bigger cars needed to pass up --- that's where this little car excels. In our own case, we have a tandem garage that will fit a VW Golf and this smart with about 8 to 10 inches of room to spare so it works for us as well. The fit and finish is quite good and the white/silver tridion/black cloth top combo is a winner in our opinion.

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