The Smart ForTwo was a car that at one point, some of us couldn’t recommend and others didn’t see the charms of.
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For 2016, Smart has zeroed in on the two biggest flaws of the car — its transmission and its harsh ride — and improved both. It’s also spruced up the interior and tweaked the design slightly so that it’s wider, but not taller or longer. I drove two different trim levels over two days in Portland, Ore., and while there are improvements to be sure, the ForTwo isn’t likely to find universal praise.