2008 smart fortwo Top Comparisons

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2008 smart fortwo passionReview
Ryan3171 writes:
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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

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

Cons: 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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2008 smart fortwo passionReview
Jennifer writes:
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Who Needs More? — I love my car! I've averaged 40 mpg driving around the city. It's surprisingly roomy. There's room for two people and our dog. Affordable, practical and fun!

Pros: Fun!

Cons: Speed

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2008 smart fortwo passion cabrioReview
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Amazing Car Compared To What It Looks — The smart fortwo is a very nice car. It's interior, unlike it's exterior, is quite roomy. It's amazingly fast for a 3 cylinder bike motor. It needs work in the transmission department, as shifting, in auto or manual, as both are available, is very drawn out, and clangy.

Pros: Wicked acceleration, not terrible on the streets

Cons: Shifting is awkward, not for high performance cornerring

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2008 smart fortwo passionReview
Jeremy writes:
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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.

Pros: 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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2008 smart fortwo passionReview
Susanna writes:
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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.

Pros: Unbelievable gas mileage, very cute, draws attention

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

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2008 smart fortwo passionReview
Mark writes:
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Silly Mad Fun Commuter Pod! — I ordered it a long time agao when I was driving a big estate/wagon around, and it occured to me that it was very silly to drve such a big vehicle around with just myself inside it. I had no plans to buy another car at that time. Now I have the AUDI S4 and the smart, so the configuration has changed; I drive the AUDI around at weekends for laughs, and I drive the smart to work and back every day, although it turns out that the smart is a lot of fun too.

Pros: easy to park, bright, airy, silly, fun, lots of compliments, stares etc and great mpg, low price, high tech, futuristic,makes a statement especially in USA.

Cons: erformance is dreadful, auto-maual is horrible, paddle shifters move with steering wheel, lurchy progress.

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2008 smart fortwo passionReview
Charlotte writes:
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Amazing — fast n furious

Pros: affordable,fast n nippy,cheap on insurance

Cons: u can only fit 2 people at a time

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2008 smart fortwo passionReview
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I Have Had This Car For Almost 24,000 Miles And Still Enjoy Driving It. — Transmission shifts like a stick shift but is an automatic, which is great if you are use to driving a manual car. Engine has only 71 BHP but can be greatly increased by changing out air filter to a K&N, air intake hose, exhaust manifold, different muffler and adding a turbo kit which you can get either a stage 1,2, or 3 turbo. This car is great weaving in and out of traffic, going in tight places other cars cannot go and turning around when other cars have to back all the way up. Plenty of people are very inquisitive about this car. Sometime this can be annoying and other times it can be fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: One of a kind 2 seater that has plenty of cargo room, a tight turn radius, and great on gas mileage. Has a 5 star crash rating.

Cons: If you are not a people person, you will get asked questions all of the time. A lot of people make fun of the design of the car. Merging speed is the not the greatest.

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2008 smart fortwo passion Review
GuruVL9HN says:
Best kept secret for a car junkie. Handles like a little Porche power to weight ratio will fool you.
vs2008 MINI Cooper Base
2008 smart fortwo passion winning categories:
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  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
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2008 smart fortwo passion cabrio Review
D says:
Still own it as it is one of the best vehicles weve owned. The other two were a 2009 VW Passat wagen & 2006 Chevy Trailblazer.
vs2006 Volkswagen Beetle
2008 smart fortwo passion cabrio winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
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Power Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle worse.
"Turbo"
Handling Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle worse.
"Very responsive suspension supporting MB rollcage design."
Looks/Style Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle better.
"Shape of vehicle"
Front Seats Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle worse.
"Smart cabrio has leather seat which were heated."
Back Seats Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle better.
"Smart cabrio had no back seat"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle better.
"Actually they were very close on cargo space."
Family Car Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle worse.
"Theres only two of us"
Value Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle worse.
"Mileage Handling Leather heated seats Half the price of our Beetle"
Would Buy Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle worse.
"We took the Smart cabrio to Quebec & Prince Edward Island from Atlanta. There were no problems & we averaged 42mpg. "
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Review By Guru9VK9K8

I love the gas mileage, and it is roomier inside. 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

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