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Smart Car Voted Worst Car Of Decade?

Worst Cars of the 2000s- Yahoo! Autos Article Page

What did you guys think of this, your thoughts? being owners.. ive always been interested in getting one as a commuter

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I have never owned any of those vehicles on that list. I do hwoever think that although I would never own a smart they have their place and when equipped with the CDI are a real option to the urban computer, looking for parking in a big city.

I don't know if I would rate it as the worst one on that list but on the list is a fair comment in my view.

Many critics don't like the R class and I love it so I think it is each to their own.

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It's quite simple. These so-called "reporters" got used to driving free Bentlys, Benzes and Ferraris to a point that driving anything that isn't worth at least $100,000 is a piece of shit. I do not own a smart. However, I did test drive one a few years back. Not the one with the gas engine, but the one with the diesel. The torque was nice, but, just like battle scenes in movies, at high RPM, there was a whole lotta screaming going on with no blood, if you know what I mean. Even with the lack of power on top-end, it was very enjoyable.
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well your are certainly right about the CDI option which is unavailable(government dont likey diesels) to North America and would probably have given you near 60 MPG and more peppyness to boot which could have helped it out, plus Americans hate small cars even though we need them badly
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That is so true. This rich bastard along with the 5th Gear MILF was dissing the S65 AMG for being "not luxurious." WTF????
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I can tell that list is crap right away because they put the X-Type on there. Just because it didn't sell well doesn't mean it's not powerful, luxurious, and really good looking.
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It's only a "Smart" car if it has an 70+mpg diesel. Anything other than that and it's a "Stupid" vehicle!

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They mentioned the X-Type because it was a Ford car redesigned. They have been plagued with problems since the start.
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I don't see how anyone could seriously go out in public driving one of those... but that's just me.
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Totally agree. They are cute but don't deliver and I'm not sure they're that safe. That size/weight should deliver way more than 40mpg. As for the rest of the list, I have never liked any of the vehicles listed. And, yes, the darn Jag is ugly. They wanted an entry level Jag, but they botched the design big time.

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