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Old 01-04-2016, 04:28 PM   #15
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We leased a gas powered smart last spring and have towed all 4 on the ground using a falcon 2 tow bar on several trips this past summer and fall behind our 82' airstream 28' ft. Coach. It towed great. I am told that you can't tow the electric smart because it will distroy the electrical system.
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:12 PM   #16
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Great Success with Samrt car as a Toad

I have pulled a 2009 smart car with all four wheels down since 2010 and have experienced no problems. Only thing we do is tie the steering wheel down with two bungee cords as the wheels would turn and stay in direction of the turn occasionally.
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We towed a 2011 smart. 4 wheels down for two years. Make sure you use two bungee s to keep steering wheel straight!
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:05 PM   #18
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This is the Smart Car I would buy, unfortunetly is not imported to North America. There are rumors in the automotive press that they are developing an all electric model.
I've been trying to figure out how to get a smart roadster coupe like that over here for years. I actually know a guy who has one here and I have driven it but I must say his neck is pretty far out if the wrong guy with a badge notices it.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:19 PM   #19
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I have a 08 Passion. Manual says it needs to have all four wheels up.
We are planning on towing ours that way.

I have seen several photos of a TravelLeisure B or B+ towing one also.
I recently saw a Canadian class a towing one with all four down. Not sure if it makes a difference which year or not.
We just purchased a 2013 smart passion cabriolet here in Seattle. In researching we got conflicting reports about four wheeels down, so called smartusa.com, spoke directly to their customer folk, who checked this out and assured us that the '13 could safely be towed four wheels down. You might want to check this out yourself. From what they said I would be very surprised if you can't so tow.

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68 miles, barely get across town and back on that

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We just purchased a 2013 smart passion cabriolet here in Seattle. In researching we got conflicting reports about four wheeels down, so called smartusa.com, spoke directly to their customer folk, who checked this out and assured us that the '13 could safely be towed four wheels down. You might want to check this out yourself. From what they said I would be very surprised if you can't so tow.

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Purchased a 2013 smart cabriolet yesterday. Some initial confusion about the 2012 and 2013 smarts, as Motor Magazine did not list them in the dingy roundups for those years. I questioned smartsusa.com about this and they replied

"The reason most likely the 2012 and 2013 models were not included is that the electric vehicles came out then for the smart line and they are unable to be towed 4 wheels down. But the non-electric smarts for 2012 and 2013 are able to be towed all 4 wheels down.

"The new generation 2016 smart is not able to be towed on the ground."

So, for your information.

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PS Love our new smart!
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I always find the idea of a smart on a dolly as interesting. They are rear wheel drive so a dolly doesn't do much.

By the way smart is spelled with a lower case "s" and it stands for Swatch Mercedes ART. It was conceived by Nicolas Hayek, the co-founder of Swatch and built as a joint venture with Mercedes. Also saying smart car is kind of like saying Ford Car or Chevy Car.
He was towing it backwards. The other one was parked behind the class A, no hitch in site and the plates were from different states. I'm thinking the class A was in town for a visit and the smart was local.

I didn't know that about the smart brand of vehicle, just assumed it was the name. I won't capitalize it anymore then. I've always heard everyone else say 'smart car', so I just passed it along. Everyone says "scotch tape" but it's really Scotch brand cellophane tape. It's just one of those things that gets into the vernacular.
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