2008 smart fortwo User Reviews

2008 smart fortwo Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"park" 6 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
CONS
"ugly car" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Nicholas writes:
2008 smart fortwo Review
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3

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nice on gas

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Feel every gear shift

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Smart For Two — very spacious inside can park this thing anywhere the tritium frame really keeps it together you can always change the color by switching the panels many people love looking at the car, very cute the shifting is a bit rough, i got car sick the first time i drove it very small and easy to manage engine, all oil changes were done in my garage

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Ryan3171 writes:
2008 smart fortwo passion Review
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5

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Unexpectedly roomy interior, Maneuverability, Turning circle, Iconic styling, Slick convertible-top operation

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High-speed stability, Limited cargo capacity, Rock-hard brakes, Unrefined auto-manual transmission, No cheaper than other small cars, Premium fuel recommended

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Very Sleek And Easy On The Wallet! — Extra small doesn't mean unsafe. $11,500 gets you into the most fuel efficient gas only car on the market. I have driven this car 3 times and am now in line for it. Very nice. This is not a sports car. This is a city commuter. Its a bit slow to start, but is fast enough for highway use. Rated 35-40mpg, but some have reported 50+mpg. Great for anyone. Im 5ft 8 inches 150lbs, and fit nicely with my large girlfriend. There are videos of taller and larger people fitting nicely. The transmission is an automated manual. That means no clutch for stop and go traffic. It also has a sequential shifter, so you don't have to worry about which gear it is in, just up or down. It has a light on the gauge that tells you when to shift for maximum mpg. This is a lovely car, so dont knock it before you try it

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MarcyJA1 writes:
2008 smart fortwo passion cabrio Review
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4

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I LOVE THIS CAR!  Fun to drive, makes people smile, easy to park (you can fit it just about anywhere), great interior space - Feels just like a standard size car from the driver and passenger perspective.  Really spacious and comfortable cockpit.  Huge trunk space - can fit entire shopping trip for weekly grocery visit.

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Some people laugh instead of smile at you.  Small presence on the road - you have to drive it like it's a motorcycle and assume no one sees you.

MarcyJA1
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Perfect For Student, Work Car, Errands, Etc. — I waited for ten years to purchase this car after seeing them everywhere in Europe. This is the number one selling car in Europe for a reason. Fun to drive, easy to park, cheap to operate, etc. I paid the deposit and it took a year to get mine made when they finally opened up smart USA. It was worth the wait. Lots of fun to drive and very uncomplicated to own. ANY reputable car dealer can provide standard maintenance, repairs, etc. like oil change, battery installation, etc. Made in the US by Mercedes-Benz.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rebecca writes:
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Fun to drive, makes me smile, and easy on petrol

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Doesn't have the best pick up but I don't care! :)

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Cutest Little Car In The World :) — I love this car! It's absolutely amazing and it makes me smile every time I see it. It's wonderful for scooting around town and definitely catches people's attention! :) I love it!!!!! :) It's in the lowest road tax bracket, number 2 for insurance and gets around 50mpg (at least) so it's easy on the wallet. The new model has been made much more sturdy than the previous one and has been given a bit more of a Mercedes look and feel in the interior. And you'd be surprised how spacious it is! It sounds silly but it is quite roomy inside. And the boot can actually fit one large and one small suitcase. Not bad for a super(super) mini! Can you tell I love it! ; -)

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Roby writes:
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5

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quite good for driveing on side walks

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if you to tall or if its the only car uown

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Great Tow And Fits Any Where In The Stable — car quite good i was one of the first to have in us had 6 factory defects the dealer took carei recomend to any wantinga toy but you will need to instal turbo air intake exsaust and new trany to make it do something special also tins dont hurt

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jeremy writes:
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2

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Tiny enough to fit in the most cramped of parking spots, cool removable panels that allow you to completely change the car's color in about 2 hours, head-turner, decent gas mileage (although not as good as you'd think), surprisingly safe.

Cons

Butt-ugly, slow, extremely grabby brakes (I guess that could be good in some cases), automatic shifting feels like a beginner trying to drive a stick.

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Uhh.... — My dad owns this car. It would be pretty nice if you have to parallel park in the city or something, but that's about it. He loves it, but it's just not my style.

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domster65 writes:
2008 smart fortwo pure Review
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2

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cute, good MPG

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Noisy, sluggish, tight, poor handeling, poor performance, feel like bug under foot on the highway

domster65
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Its A Toy For Those Who Need To Feel Smug.....total Piece Of Crap!! — What a piece of crap. OMG if this is what being green means I have to put up with forget it. Its noisy, handles like a soap box car, never mind the go-kart another reviewer used. Sure its cute to look at but outside of that I might be better off with a moped or segway. Sure will be able to sell it as demand for this beer can is way up. Rather wait for some of the new clean diesels to roll out. REAL cars, with a REAL, engine and suspension...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bill writes:
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5

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FUN-FACTOR

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0-60 on the drag strip.. .lol

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I Could Not Be More Pleased. I Still Love Muscle Cars, But The 'smart' Car Is In A Class Of Its Own. — MY 1st new car was a 1969 Dodge SuperBee. Some to follow: 1973 340 Plymouth Duster, 1972 HO 455 GTO, 1970 SS396 Chevelle, Many 5.0 LX Mustangs including the most desirable coupe, a few mustang GT's. The one thing most of my cars had in common was performance. The 'smart' car gets more compliments and draws more people than all the above. Its a blast to drive and getting 38-40 mpg in town. I only have 4900 miles and the mileage is suppose to level off at 7500. There are more 'smart' car events than I can go to.. "smart' people are not only the friendliness bunch but also theres no jealous owners of others upgrades to their car. With my muscle cars, it was always a jealous thing when someone else did something to make theirs better.. Not just others, but me also. I hope to buy another 'smart' next summer. I want a convertible.

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Susanna writes:
2008 smart fortwo passion Review
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Unbelievable gas mileage, very cute, draws attention

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It can take 20 minutes to leave a parking lot or gas station, because this car draws a crowd

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Feels Much Bigger Than It Looks — This car looks, from the outside, like you could tuck it in your pocket, but it is surprisingly roomy inside, and really fun to drive.

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danzai writes:
2008 smart fortwo passion Review
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great economy, super easy to park ANYWHERE, roomy for two and a little luggage, everyone says "what a cool car"

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not the biggest car...

danzai
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Great Commuter And City Car. — great car for getting around in the city. fine for freeway driving, not the best for climbing hills and high speed work but overall, a fine commuter. handling and braking are great - but acceleration is not very inspired... needs about 100 more horses to be a killer!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 smart fortwo Reviews

Smart Gb-10 1 Of 100 If You Aint Got One Youve Missed Out By Gordon

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2009 smart fortwo Reviews

A Must Have In Nyc By RemeNYC

The convertible top allows you to carry long items. I never worry about moving the car from a parking spot since I know I will always find another one. Freedom of moving around without the hassle. Su... Read More

Only For The Smart Car Enthusiast. Good To Be Project Car And Not Taken Seriously. By msgotti

Horse power sucks and transmission sucks! Very very very basic car for very very basic functions. Good car for a teen's first/starter car. Not meant for moderate driving and i do not advise highway or... Read More

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2007 smart fortwo Reviews

Excellent By Ane

super choice for crowded town! i still cry after my smart...too bad that now i have a family and a small daughter and i have to drive an Sandero 4 doors! excellent consumption too, and easy to handle ... Read More

Smart By Phillip

i love this car cuz of my little body kit and the eiback shock with my little flower design dont ask why. it has a suzuki gsx motor with dual exaust it gose so fast it gose atleast 290 mph Read More

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2006 smart fortwo Reviews

Good Car, But You Really Need Another Awd Car For Winter As This Is Rwd By Pat

drawn lots of attention when I drive it to out-of-town. From 2 years old to 100 years old, they came to ask me about the car wherever I stop and park...was the first batch arrived Toronto back in 2005... Read More

I Shall Be Getting The 1 Litre Version In The Next Year Or Two. By Gregory

Hoot to drive, did a 360 mile round trip in it with no problems,not tiring to drive, surprisingly roomy, easy to park, handles like go-kart only fault (small) is the gearbox - it has trouble decidi... Read More

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