2009 smart fortwo User Reviews

2009 smart fortwo Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"park" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"transmission" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"small space" 2 reviews

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msgotti writes:
2009 smart fortwo passion Review
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2

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Cute, easy and fun to drive, good on gas and parking.

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No power, sluggish, transmission glitches and issues, seat belt buckles tend to break or wear out easily(driver side) and the engine is in the car with you in the back under cargo area so the temp can get a bit warm inside the car, need to use AC or fan while driving in it.

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Only For The Smart Car Enthusiast. Good To Be Project Car And Not Taken Seriously. — 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 bridge driving normal cars passing you by will blow you into the next lane if not careful.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BRokicki writes:
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best city car, can fit in the smallest spaces, mpg, no maintenance issues, descend cargo room  

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noise, transmission, driving over 75 mph takes some nerve

BRokicki
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Smart Fortwo Passion — perfect car for NYC, great alt to taking cabs/subway, always can find parking. If you can get over the horrible transmission and don't do too much highway driving (max 2 hours) it's a great little city car. If you shift it manually you get a much smoother experience, not sure what they were thinking when they produced the transmission!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
2009 smart fortwo pure Review
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Small, Good mpg

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Poor Performance, Bad Styling, Cheap Materials, Not Safe

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Worst Car I Have Drove And Would Not Recommend To Anyone — I don't even know where to start with this car. When I tested this car all I wanted to do was to see what all of the hype was. Everyone that I talked to that owned one of these cars said that they were the best things they've ever been in. All I can say is I don't know what's wrong with them because this was the worst car i have ever drove in my life. If we were in a large crowded city then this interview would be totally different, but where I drove this car most of the roads i was on was motor ways. The car that I drove was a Pure model which is a nice way of saying it cheap with nothing in it. When they were building this car they stripped everything unnecessary to keep it cheap and lightweight, but i think that they went a little to far with this. With a car these days there are just things that should be standard on a car and power steering is one of them, and i don't think Mercedes-Benz got the memo on that one. When accelerating in this car the only way to star relatively comfortable is by hardly touching the gas pedal because when you do go hard on the pedal the shifting is absolutely horrid. Using the clutch-less manual transmission shifting is supposed to be made smoother but in the Fourtwo you go flying forward and then flying backwards every time. Another thing that is horrible in this car is the top speed. 144 km/h is higher than any speed limit that I have seen but still we all know people dont go the speed limit. And if your in a hurry or trying to overtake someone this car just wont cut it. The interior on this car was just hideous. Although one good thing about this car is that there is a lot of room in the cabin as the result of no boot. But the color choices are ugly and everything was made from cheap products. The exterior styling of the Fourtwo isn't much better than the interior. It's ugly, made from cheap materials, and the panels just fall off.

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Lindsay writes:
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fuel economy, tons of accessories to choose from, can safely carry baby car seat

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no back seat, small trunk area

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Smart Fortwo Pure Passion Or Cabriolet — Fun and functional, surprisingly spacious and safe, affordable and economical, colorful and customizable, easy to park in small spaces, good gas mileage, standard features are impressive, and additional options like heated leather seats are under a thousand dollars extra, plus loads of smart accessories to choose from, great deal!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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bdelgadoNOTSOSMART writes:
2009 smart fortwo passion cabrio Review
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Surprisingly Roomy

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Transmission, Suspension, Transmission, Suspension, Transmission, Suspension, Transmission, Suspension, Transmission, Suspension, Transmission, Suspension,

bdelgadoNOTSOSMART
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Not Worth The Money — Just picked up the car yesterday. Unfortunately, I did not test drive. Reserved, came in and purchased. Have 90 miles and it is the worst car I have ever driven. Been driving since 1976. Transmission is awful. The suspension is even worse. With options and PA sales tax paid $19,500. Worst vehicle investment I ever made. You feel like you just got beat up after driving this car. Ever drive a go-cart? If so, this is exactly how the ride feels. Only the go-cart feels better because you are on a smooth track. I sure hope I can sell this in the spring. Seems like many purchasers are trying to sell.

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RemeNYC writes:
2009 smart fortwo BRABUS cabrio Review
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Easy Parking and low fuel and environmentally friendly.

Cons

You must be extra careful with the potholes but that's a complain about the condition of the road, not the car itself.

RemeNYC
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A Must Have In Nyc — 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. Super low gas usage.

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Don writes:
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Easy on the eye, easy on gas,Fun to drive.

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No cons at this time.

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I Love It! — I wanted a small car. I wanted a car that is easy on gas. I wanted a car that I would like looking at in my driveway.I wanted a car that other people would like looking at. My 2009 Smart fortwo is all of the above. Car gurus .com was a great help when looking for a car.

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cgerckert writes:
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Grat parking and fun around town with the top down.

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Small tires make for harsh entry and exits out of NY pot holes.

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Great 5 Year Relationship. — Never let me down and always ready for fun. Easy to maintain and great on gas. Surprising on just how much you can fit inside, especially with passenger side fold down seat. The car also did better then most front wheel drive cars in the snow.

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WINNING758 writes:
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I love this little car.  It's been an amazing what you can get into it.  It's a great little commuter car.  It's also fun to drive to events . . . parking is a dream.  You can shoehorn it in to spaces that no other car could fit in to.  It takes up about half the space in my garage that a normal car would.

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It won't go over 100 mph.

WINNING758
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A Nice Surprise — After 37,500 miles, I have to say this car has been one of my biggest surprises. I bought it because I'm cheap and I liked the fuel economy, but hated to give up all the creature comforts. But this little car had legroom, and lots of options. I thought I'd probably not like the little car, but I was willing to make the sacrifice. But the car has won me over. It's surprisingly roomy, easy to own, even fun to drive. I love the power-convertible roof, the heated seats, the sound system. I've owned 25 or 30 cars, from M3's to Grand Wagonners, Sentras to 300D's. This is the only car that has surprised me, other than the M3. Both were a lot better than I thought they could be.

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Francis writes:
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Great gas mileage, good for the daily commute.

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I Am Glad I Bought It, It Was Worth It. — Pros: Economical Great for daily commutes A zippy little car Does well in the highway Great gas mileage Automated Manual Transmission Computer does the clutching in manual mode. The computer does the gearshifting and clutching in automated mode) Easy to maintain Well built, extremely solid cabin Dent resistant exterior Double rollcage (There are two pipes one inside the other for durability) Extremely small parking spaces are not a problem Bumper-to-bumper traffic are not a problem Very small turning radius Does well with sharp turns Low center of gravity Many performance upgrades are available via aftermarket Turbo upgrade is available for it Cons: Needs more POWER! Even after that..needs more! Scared to drive it at first, but once you are used to it, the fear goes away.

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2011 smart fortwo Reviews

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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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2008 smart fortwo Reviews

Great Commuter And City Car. By danzai

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 ... Read More

This Is A Great Commuter? By Gwbarz

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 th... 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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