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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RemeNYC writes:
2009 smart fortwo BRABUS cabrio Review
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5

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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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.

Cons

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.

msgotti
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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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Don writes:
2009 smart fortwo passion Review
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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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cgerckert writes:
2009 smart fortwo passion cabrio Review
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4

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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.

cgerckert
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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BRokicki writes:
2009 smart fortwo passion Review
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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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WINNING758 writes:
2009 smart fortwo passion cabrio Review
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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lindsay writes:
2009 smart fortwo passion Review
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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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Dirk writes:
2009 smart fortwo passion cabrio Review
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it`s small

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Top Speed

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I Like! — smart fortwo BRABUS - pretty good performance for a city car. And small enough to fit in every gap. Always park right in front of the place you want to go to. Consumption of Gas is another plus - it is so cheap to drive one

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

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Michael writes:
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The look of the car

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Its to small and it can hold two people

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Mgabriel — What i like about this car is its gas mileage its cheap to buy 11.990 ,easy to drive . The thing i dislike is the size of the car , how slow it goes 60 mph and it can carry only 2 passagers it can

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Niall writes:
2009 smart fortwo pure Review
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Cheap to run and insure and is very safe

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Make sure it not been mistreated

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Great,practical Everyday Car That Evertyone Should Have — Perfect for getting around even if there is only two seats.Reliable up to date with gadget.Best car for a first time buyer. Exellant mileage. If you get a dent all you do it quickly and easily change the panel at the nearest garage. It is great for those small space so you can laugh at your friend who had to park up the road because the space was to small. I would highly recommend this to anybody be it a first time buyer or a parent.

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It's a unique car. A great "tool" to have around the city. A good economic engine, relatively cheap to maintain. The build quality could be slightly better but nevertheless it has a style of its own t... Read More

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2000 smart fortwo Reviews

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Great Design- Fun To Drive Slow Or Faster Than You Would Dare(esp Between Traffic)- Cabrio Is A Must By Jonty

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2001 smart fortwo Reviews

Very Good Fun, Easy To Park, Cheap Running Costs. By Alan

Very very good fun to drive round the city. Able to go round a 90 degree corner at 30mph! Only in the dry though, as it has a tendency to carry on in a straight line in the wet if you turn too quick... Read More

Best City Car But That's About It By Konstantinos

Performance - Slow gear box, good brakes Build Quality - No repairs needed, cheap replacements Appearance - Custom interior, exterior is normal Passion model Cost of Ownership - about 5l per 100km bu... Read More

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2002 smart fortwo Reviews

Brilliant Little City Car. Fuel Efficient Great For Parking By rugbypt

This is an eco friendly car, great for city driving, has an 800cc engine 44hp, but is light and nippy, does trhe job. reaches 80mph on the moptorway o problem. Parks anywhere. Seats two with space fop... Read More

Very Economical And Looks Fab. By Natalie

For a small car she is very nippy around town. Great for parking in small spaces. fuel cost is low, can last just over a week on £10. Lots of fun to drive, every time you go out in it people look and... Read More

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2003 smart fortwo Reviews

The Perfect City Vehicle By Vlahopoulos

Very easy to drive and very easy to park. Personally i like both the interior and exterior design of the car. I recomend it to everyone who's looking for a cheap and easy way to move around in a big c... Read More

Shy Smartie By Karl

This car is very very fun to drive. I can do whatever I want on the street. Park everywhere I want (of course there are risk for getting a ticket)! But just driving this car around, you can do so much... Read More

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