2008 smart fortwo User Reviews

2008 smart fortwo Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 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" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"park" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"ugly car" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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This car is amazing for fuel economy, and has much more room than you'd think! It is also incredibly safe!! This is what actually sold us on the car. FUN!!! Can fit in any spot!! People ALWAYS smile when they see this car!

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There is no cruise control on this model. So if you drive long distances, it can be put on.

bugsaunt
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Cute, Fun, Peppy, Safe, Cheap To Drive!! — I have a disability, and need very comfy seats, this doesn't have that. But, it's so fun to drive around town, and I always can find my car in the parking lot! I like seeing people point and smile! Economy and pep!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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The perfect commuter.

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Would not take a long trip in the Smart. Too stiff.

Gwbarz
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This Is A Great Commuter? — My wife commutes daily in the Smart. She loves it. The EPA rates this at 39 highway but we have never, since getting past the break-in period, had less than 40 mpg on mixed driving. Typically 42 or there abouts. We don't do long highway trips because the ride is punishing after a while. This is strictly for commuting (22 miles) to work and running to the grocery store. And for that it is great.

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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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City or urban commuting.  Great daily car!

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Only holds two people.  Engine is slightly noisy, but it's to be expected with the small car.

MyAutofocus
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Economical, Fun, And Comfortable. Outstanding Choice For Urban Commuting! — We unexpectedly received this car into our inventory, and it has certainly surprised us. As dumb as it may sound, the cabin is actually very comfortable and spacious, with amenities that are surprising. With a huge panorama roof, heated seats, MP3 input, good sounding stereo, large windows, and even paddle shifters, this car is in fact fun to drive around and even does great on the highway! It also feels very solid and substantial on the road, like you're driving a much larger car. If you're looking for something that is economical and comfortable for urban driving and/or commuting, the Smart is definitely worth taking for a spin!

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Go-kart type handling

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Some consider the size a negative despite is cage like design and 5 star crash rating.

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Very Fun And Reliable Car To Say The Least. — Performance- nothing special. 65HP Naturally Aspirated Kawasaki 3-cyl. Build- Decent. Outside is put together really well, inside consist of alot of plastics, but is quality built none the less. Appearance- car is less that 7 foot long. Turns heads. Cost- Premium only, but 35-40 in town, over 50 on the highway. Car is a blast

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

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Cute

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Cheap on Gas

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Easy Parker — My smart car is amazingly cute, convertible, black, sleek and can even get speeding tickets! Although you may want to "tip" my Smart car, it can handle its own. Parking is easy, if you know how to park (I don't), and it's a perfect city car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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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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2011 smart fortwo Reviews

Love It! Get The Tanks Off The Road. Get Into Something Smaller And Safer. By Jason

I hope this means that the age of excess and Hummers is over. Get exactly as much car as you need and no more. You might need more than two seats or more trunk room. If so, get it...but still think... Read More

Gas Saver By Texandoc

The smart car is very good on Gas. No problems in finding parking. For it's size it has a roomy and comfortable interior. The handling is great. It is a good buy for the price. Engine can get nois... Read More

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2010 smart fortwo Reviews

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

Fab little City Car. Limited Ed. GB-10 adds some nice extras. Very fast round town turns heads and most of all it makes me and the girlfriend smile when we drive it. Only one of its type in Aberdeen... Read More

Makes You A Glad Commuter By Tonny

Has it all - except for the infamous empty backseat. A lot roomier than you might think and has a decent trunk size for a microcar. Safetywise doable thanks do the sandwich construction and all the co... Read More

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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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