Autozine – Car review: Smart Roadster

18 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Autozine – Car review: Smart Roadster


Smart Roadster

Confessions of a Roadster

They don’t me. I am one of the nicest open top sports of the moment and yet no one buys me. I want to people. Just like Smart cars I want to how things can be different, how things can be

Why don’t they want Speaking is the Smart Roadster. sporty Smart is tested for the time, this time in outfit.

This time the car will not only be driven, but it confess about the real of a Smart Roadster to the Autozine worker.

Editor: Welcome at the news desk. I’ve you want to tell our audience makes you such a special

Roadster: That’s right. being misunderstood and people me.

Editor: Please start at the what makes a Smart so special?

Roadster: I am a small convertible. Although I look than other convertibles, mainly judge me on my technical you only consider my engine or my performance, you get the wrong impression. If make a test drive, learn that numbers very little.

I am not a cute little car, I am a core sports car. I rear wheel drive, a engine a very direct I do not only offer the freedom and of the average convertible. You can compare me to performance cars from or Italian makes.

My performance may be I guarantee the same driving

Editor: I noticed that a road test with a model. That is why I wanted Smart Roadster to drive, such fun in driving is rare. don’t call yourself a all the time, because your window does not fold and at speeds of 60 MPH or more wind and quickly ends all comfort.

But the fun is not only in technical specifications. low, or rather laying behind the wheel is also of the experience. The gear levers the steering wheel made me like a Formula 1 driver.

Gearbox

Roadster: Oh, that That is still my biggest I have a small engine and an clutch.

When people me like an ordinary car, I wobble and annoy the driver by the so slow gear changes. But of that will happen if you me right.

Editor: I mentioned in my other Smart-tests, the gearbox is isn’t it?

Roadster: Now don’t you about your driving, you several hundred miles you got it. At first you had a bumpy ride like everyone else. You tought I was slow at shifting

Here’s the thing: I have a engine that needs the to perform. Only when the revs, the turbo will the extra boost and enough is available. In my case that’s 101 horsepower, because I went to school at Brabus. If you change at the moment the turbo doesn’t the extra power, you hit the turbo

That doesn’t mean I gears slowly, it means no power in the next gear. It is a feeling. Some drivers get it and eventually blame me.

Editor: yet, you don’t as well yourself. You offer a between manual sequential and a auto gearbox. In case of the you don’t seem to notice a engine and again you deliver a ride. When seeking performance, you simply wait for the rev to kick in and select the next

Didn’t Brabus improve automatic gearbox while you?

Roadster: I admit, the gearbox isn’t my strong But I do want to point out that the had me shifting in traffic jams and traffic. Apparently I am not that bad all.

Handling

Editor: You tuning by Brabus. I have to say you perform very well You’re not just fierce other Roadsters, but you now deliver ease and perform even at the extremes.

The sound of the turbo and the dancing needle of the turbo on the dash make it even exiting.

Roadster: Thanks, but speeding in a line is easy. Thanks to my wheel drive and fine I can also deliver tons of fun in Especially the people who think I am a little car forget that.

to the ESP I can go completely crazy without loosing control. If you make a I can save you from almost any

Editor: Sorry, I forgot to that. Perhaps the Brabus still didn’t make you a car, the enjoyment in fast is amazing. I trusted you more most other cars.

I stretched my limits and pulled tricks I never dared other cars. It is just the previous Roadster I drove had no steering, which made it better.

Looks

Roadster: Brabus means all options, power steering. Don’t that Brabus gave me than just enhanced I now offer leather upholstery, seats, a light sensor, a sensor, a computer and air conditioning.

My have been improved as If I remember correctly you were impressed when we first

Editor: That’s right! I admired your new look and around you one more time getting in. And because you’re a small car, you’re modest.

Therefore I feel comfortable with you than most exotic sports

But about the interiour: I don’t like the looks of the leather and the seat is still not adjustable. I the colourful upholstery of the cheaper

Roadster: Whatever you like. And as to the I want to get something off my sleeve. and again people say I have storage capacity. But they I have two luggage compartments.

The one in the is indeed very small. But always seem to forget a lot of room under the bonnet!

Editor: You’ve made point. Yet one thing remains. cheapest family member 11.995 pounds. That’s But for you with all your Brabus-logos I to pay 16.995 pounds.

That is a lot of money! As far as I know therefore five Roadster Brabus were sold last

Roadster: In that case let me once more. I am not just a I can compete with hard sports cars. Although I do not the same performance, I do offer the experience. Besides that I am safe, somewhat practical and all year long.

My appearance draw a lot of attention, but because I am that’s always positive Every Smart Roadster these unique selling Being a Roadster Brabus I improved performance and all available

You must not judge my by the pound or the of car per pound. You should consider the Drive me and you know me and my fellow can conquer the world.

Compared to blown sports cars I am not a bargain, I’m even special.

Editor: If you look at it that, sales will increase. And you’ll be less

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