I got an invite some months ago by Mercedes in Zetland to drive the new Smart car. Have been to Zetland this morning and drove the car. I was told however that they are allowed to sell 60 per month and they have all sold already however. I was also told there is a 2-3 month waiting list for them.Not that most people on here will care much the cars being german, but they are a pretty spritely little car for the city. The one i drove i think was the 700+cc model with a turbo. The turbo was like the size of an egg cup however. The engine was hidden at the back under the rear parcel section, removable with a small hand screw.It was a pretty good little car to drive. Only 45kw but it felt like had plenty of torque. I was also told that the panel change can be done if people like for AUD$2000. Something i would imagine not many people would do often.
They had lots of little accessories too there which were nice.
I hear you ask why is this guy going on about these things?
Well when I was in Europe last I hired one and drove it around and was pretty impressed by it. The dealership wont have the towers like they have in some parts of Germany however the guy told me today.
Just for your information..
<a href="http://www.smartaustralia.com.au" target="_blank">www.smartaustralia.com.au</a>