2008 smart fortwo Top Comparisons

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2008 smart fortwoReview
HarveysUsedVolvos writes:
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This car is amazingly well rounded. It is perfect around town, on the highway, or anywhere I have needed it.

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GuruJP56V writes:
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I like the car because it’s cute, though the engine and automated manual transmission made me nauseous at first and took me some time to get used to.

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2008 smart fortwo pureReview
bugsaunt writes:
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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

Pros: 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!

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

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2008 smart fortwo passionReview
danzai writes:
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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

Pros: great economy, super easy to park ANYWHERE, roomy for two and a little luggage, everyone says "what a cool car"

Cons: not the biggest car...

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2008 smart fortwo passionReview
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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.

Pros: The perfect commuter.

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

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2008 smart fortwo passion cabrioReview
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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

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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2008 smart fortwo passionReview
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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!

Pros: City or urban commuting.  Great daily car!

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

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2008 smart fortwo passion cabrioReview
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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.)

Pros: Go-kart type handling

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

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2008 smart fortwo passionReview
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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

Pros: Cute

Cons: Cheap on Gas

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2008 smart fortwo pureReview
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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

Pros: cute, good MPG

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

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Reviews From Other Years

2016 smart fortwo Reviews

Review By Guru2HV8X

I havent yet gone to look at this car but still intend too. for some reason, I have looked at 3 different Smarts. And, even though I am certainly interested? for one reason or another each car hasnt b... Read More

Review By Guru944THT

Very economical car. You can fit a lot of luggage In the back of seats. However, very uncomfortable. Read More

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

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

2009 smart fortwo Reviews

Review By GuruPLDDS

This smart is a great deal for the mileage it had on it. Not to mention the price is great. The reason I want to go from an SUV to a 2 seater like the smart car is because of the gas Id save. 39 mpg o... Read More

Review By Marjorie

Small and practical especially if you live in Los Angeles. Read More

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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