IIHS has put the
2008 smart fortwo through its frontal offset
crash test, and the video is on
YouTube even though the IIHS hasn't released its results yet. For everyone who points out the benefits of the smart's miniscule size, there are a number of others who say they wouldn't want to go up against a normal American car in a smart. Even the
NHTSA had some concerns when it
tested the fortwo's crashworthiness. Based on the video after the jump, however, it looks like the smart acquits itself quite well with no deformation of the A-pillar and not even a crack in the windshield. We'll have to wait for the IIHS to give its final, official word, however. Sure, we wouldn't want to be driving a
smart fortwo in an accident... but that's only because we don't want to
be in an accident. Follow the jump to watch the video for yourself.
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