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Shockingly good car
By daimler on
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2008 smart fortwo passion 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)
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This car doesn't fit its specs: --it feels faster than its stated 0-60 time suggests --ESP is a *huge* safety issue that this car has alone for its price --It feels *much* bigger inside (coming from being 6'1" and 180# --Despite its price, the build quality is as good as cars 2x its price --The interior feel (quality and layout) again feels...well, if not luxurious, then at least not like a 25K car, let alone a 15K car. Really an amazing piece of work. Consumer reports panned the car and I completely don't get it. I find this car more fun to drive than my wife's old Miata because I actually fit in this car and this one is big enough to haul a few bags of groceries standing upright.
Favorite Features
Paddle Shifters. Build quality. Panoramic roof. (Relatively) large trunk space. In my old Jaguar XJR, people would walk slowly in front of me & close gaps to impede freeway lane changes (after using a turn signal). In this car, I get smiles and waves by drivers and pedestrians. High smiles/mi.
Suggested Improvements
Dealer experience is...a dealer experience. More wheel choices are needed. Brabus mods will be great. Who the *(&$@ didn't think to add arm rests as an option? Floor mats should be std. There should be a factory GPS option. 'ipod jack' is actually just a headphone jack (not the worst thing).
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