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Old 01-05-2016, 02:31 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by comprose View Post
We just purchased a 2013 smart passion cabriolet here in Seattle. In researching we got conflicting reports about four wheeels down, so called, 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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Old 01-05-2016, 10:44 PM   #22
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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 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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Old 01-06-2016, 07:49 AM   #23
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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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