Written on: 21/01/2013
I purchased a Smart CDi on a MB finance plan with the final payment due July '13. It is now on its 4th visit to the service dept, for power-loss problems due to a sensor. We spoke with customer care on 0080097777777 and came away worse for the experience, didn't even ask for vehicle reg!needless to say I will NOT be taking up the final payment option. MB has been the worst experience of my motoring life! We are affected by really bad weather, with no courtesy car available, no collect and... (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2011
I've just recently purchased my second smart car I love it that much :) 2 weeks prior to writing this review, I was actually involved in a serious car crash on the motorway involving myself, two HGV's and a central reservation! the smart car was wrote off, but we walked away from it with minor bruises and whiplash! I can't express to people just how safe these smart cars! any other small car, and it would've been a totally different story! I would fully recommend to anybody this car, purely... (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2011 by MarkyGuitar (2 reviews written)
I downsized from a large 5 door car to a smart ForTwo Passion. £30 annual tax and just under 50MPG ( you must be a saint to get the quoted MPG). It's a great little car, always under-estimated at the lights (it's initial acceleration is much better than anybody imagines) and it's coped well in the snow and ice. It's also a tardis, and will easily take a couple of guitars in the back or a full weeks shopping.
Good equipment levels. It can play in the wind and it doesn't like sleeping... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2010
I am a single female who has had many different cars of all shapes and sizes. I have recently purchased a Passion cabriolet and absolutley love it! It is economical for around town and to/from work and so easy to park! The interior is spacious and more than comfortable for 2 people. I often travel my boxer in the foot well of the passenger side and she does not mind a bit. The only downside is the gears can be a little sluggish and the speed bumps are bumpy, but hey I wanted a cheap, nifty,... (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2010 by CDAW (3 reviews written)
Even though it is and also looks small, there's plenty interior space. I've told people to sit in mine to realise that the interior is spacious. Decent boot space for a couple (without kids). Practical car with no major frills. Heater takes some time to warm up (frustrating in icy weather) but rear windscreen clears in a few minutes. Lots of power for the small engine especially when pulling off. Gear change not the best and rather sluggish. Also tends to jerk the car. Fuel consumption is... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2009 by bashstreetkid (20 reviews written)
Now on my second Smart Fortwo - the newer model is a great improvement. Easy to park, easy on petrol, nippy, loaded with lots of goodies and despite what you would think, you can get a heck of a lot into it. What's not to like? I'm looking at getting my third Smart in December/January. My only disappointment is that trials of the new electric Smart are restricted to the South East/London so only folk who live down there can take part. Is that some kind of regional bias? (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2008
We have the newer smart the 57 reg and it is fantastic, even my husband of whom would not admit to owning one at the start has admitted that it is a fantastic little car. There is a suprising amount of room, we have a Labradour of whom rides comfortably in the boot and when we looked after afriends dogs (a Lab collie cross and another lab) They all fitted in no problem. I really would recommend this car, the only downer is that you do feel every speed bump! Also it has only two seats, but at... (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2008
The Smart Fortwo Passion is an expensive little car considering the quality. Bought one brand new that had trouble with a water leak from the start. After 2 years of in and out of shop,dealer changed to another one (used) that has again developed a water leak. Not covered by insurance. Generally cut, cheap to run, but not well made. I would like to say you get what you pay for, but in this case you get less. (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2008 by goldenclementine
Smart Cars like the Smart ForTwo are small cute car inexpensive to run. however what ever you save in running it, you pay in the outlay.
Had a new one developed a water leak in weeks. 2 years of back and forth to the shops, they replaced with another(used one). this one now has a leak. $50 to fix,insurance does not cover leaks. This is a case of not getting what you pay for. Car expensive, not refkected in the construction, certainly not to be associated with daimler-crystler! (read more)
Written on: 29/02/2008 by greer563 (1 review written)
I liked the smart car when I bought it and now I love it i love the fact that other smart owners wave as you pass by its a pleasure to drive my husband now it admits how much he enjoys driving it my kids love it although the down side is only one at a time petrol takes forever to use up what more can a girl ask! (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2007 by John Thompson (37 reviews written)
The intriguing little Smart car has been around for ten years now, which is hard to believe, but looks as fresh as anything you can buy to this day, despite the new '451' model being launched at Mercedes benz/ Smart dealerships as I type.
To compare the Smart with a run-of-the-mill Supermini would be churlish....
For starters, it has two seats, not four and Instead of the usual 1.1 litre engine and five speed 'box, a Smart has a 700cc Turbo unit, with 6 speed tiptronic gearchange and... (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2007 by Jsherwood2 (3 reviews written)
The Smart ForTwo Passion is a very good car, simple spacious driving space and we find, although it has a small space in the boot area, we actually don't do many things that require much more space - I have actually had my golf clubs in it before!
We had the cruise control put in our Passion, and I think its great. Not a comfortable car compared to my Rover 75, but lots of fun. We went away for 4 days in this car, and one time we found a couple who had manged to go camping for a week with... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2006 by jbreview (1 review written)
So much is great about this car - the basic design concept works really well - and living in a big city, being single and having no kids it is the perfect vehicle for 95% of my journeys. But given that this is a city car it is slow off the mark and has a horrendous gearbox that can leave you powerless - literally a sitting duck across roundabouts and junctions - a CVT box would have been much better. The servicing costs are outrageous and the hard suspension means you are frequently having... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2006 by garrysmith1964 (1 review written)
I'm selling this Smart Fortwo Passion very soon! It seems to me that the Smart Car should be viewed as an enthusiasts car, much like an old Beetle or vintage car, because it needs to be tended to by a specialst garage (Smart). (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2006 by pinky1066
The Smart Fortwo Passion is a nice car to drive but has it has its bad points. Very noisy, water leaks in when through windows when it rains, demister doesn't demist windows. You have to open windows and have a shower just to demist the windows. (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2006 by bray1120
We have driven the Smart car for over a year and would highly recommend it to anyone. It's the perfect in town car. Very economical, roomy and extremely safe. (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2004 by mvirard (1 review written)
Unless you already own a flying saucer, you will be unprepared for the type of attention the MCC Smart Car is generating. It is simply incredible: it is impossible to go downtown and not be interrogated about the car. Children fall in love with it immediatelly and smile at us for no other reason that this car looks like a toy (which it is not).
Parking paradise: my wife and I exchange tips about Montreal orphan "half parking spaces". By orphan I mean forgotten by the Montreal Parkmeter... (read more)