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Heavy Duty Usage Of 451 ?

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We have decided to take our new Smart on the road and see how it holds up. :) We now run Subarus and have gone through 5. Wife alone runs over 30k a year. We usually buy one or two year old, off lease, Subarus. We are paid around .047 for all car expenses and mileage. The current Subie, an 02 OB, has close to 180k US miles. The plan is use it in heavy snow times and drive the Smart most of the year.Our driving is an urban mix of about 60% freeway, 30% highway, and only about 10% stop and go city.What do you guys think? Feedback is most appreaciated. A2jack.

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As a new 451 owner, you will be doing the testing....we await your reports with interest!

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You should be very happy with your choice! Don't give up on the smart for winter use though... with proper tires, it does just fine. - Steven

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I mirror the other people's responses. I actually look forward to hearing YOUR feedback on how the vehicle does!

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Thanks all. Yes we will be reporting back to CsC as we go. The winter plan is to drive the Smart on the "all weather" stock tires, but park it when the roads are covered.BTW We Get about 26-27 MPG on the Subies, so 35-40 mpg on the Smart would be $$ in the bank. Also it will make working more fun . :) A2Jack.

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Have any members used their 450 Smarts in hi-mileage driving ?How are they holding up? A2Jack.Mod, thanks for restoring this to the GD fourm. :)

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