2009 smart fortwo User Reviews

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Users ranked 2009 smart fortwo against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 1 - 10 of 18 2009 smart fortwo reviews.

    2009 smart fortwo BRABUS cabrio Review
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    35

    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

    Pros: 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.

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    2009 smart fortwo passion Review
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    35

    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

    Pros: 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.

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    2009 smart fortwo passion Review
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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

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

    Cons: No cons at this time.

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    2009 smart fortwo passion cabrio Review
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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

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

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

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    2009 smart fortwo passion Review
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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

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

    Cons: noise, transmission, driving over 75 mph takes some nerve

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    2009 smart fortwo passion cabrio Review
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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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: It won't go over 100 mph.

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    2009 smart fortwo pure Review
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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.

    Pros: Small, Good mpg

    Cons: Poor Performance, Bad Styling, Cheap Materials, Not Safe

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    2009 smart fortwo passion Review
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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.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great gas mileage, good for the daily commute.

    Cons: None

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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.)

    Pros: it`s small

    Cons: Top Speed

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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

    Pros: The look of the car

    Cons: Its to small and it can hold two people

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    2008 smart fortwo Reviews

    Cute, Fun, Peppy, Safe, Cheap To Drive!! By bugsaunt

    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! E... Read More

    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

    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

    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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