Used 2009 smart fortwo Convertible Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2009 smart fortwo Convertible - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

24 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific fortwo model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Most Fun on 4 Wheels!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By nitro
on

Vehicle

2009 smart fortwo Convertible passion cabriolet 2dr Convertible (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)


Review

I traded a Civic SI for this (hit a deer) and am thrilled with the experience. No it doesn't have the power of the Si or the handling, but it's a ton more fun to drive! Puts a smile on my face everytime I walk up to it. Love opening the top as I approach the car...such a warm welcome! I had navigation and bluetooth installed, except for cruise this is really loaded. Great little run about, even took a refrigerator to work in the back, fit perfectly. It's bigger than you think! Drove to NYC from MD, no issues and 45 mpg in the first 2000 miles. Looking forward to getting over 50 soon!


Best Features

Red interior, top down and up at any speed, fits anywhere, shifting w/o a clutch, mileage...makes me smile even on my 50 mile commute and in traffic!


Worst Features

no cruise...otherwise perfect for me!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

A quick comment about photos
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Smartie
on

Vehicle

2009 smart fortwo Convertible passion cabriolet 2dr Convertible (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)


Review

Love, love, love my car! I average about 38 mpg over my 30 mile round- trip commute, and I've gotten 47 on the highway. I feel very safe (drove 80 mph this weekend). I have the upgraded stereo and it is great for me. I drive to work with a smile on my face every day.


Best Features

Heated seats, auto wipers, top goes up and down at 60mph, enthusiast groups, gas mileage, smiles from strangers, ease of parking!


Worst Features

Reduce interior windy-ness when the top is fully down (but it's fine if you have short hair!), more oomph to the A/C, make tachometer standard.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

A bit high strung!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By gjc
on

Vehicle

2009 smart fortwo Convertible passion cabriolet 2dr Convertible (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)


Review

Very high on the cute factor. Really fun to drive with the top down. More interior room is more than expected for such a small car. Premium radio, not so much. Ditto with the A/C. I don't expect a CVT shift with a AM transmission, but Smartie has been in twice to the dealer in three months for very erratic auto shift patterns. Paddle/manual shifting works well.


Best Features

Takes no room to park in garage,or anywhere. Top up/down at any speed. Several amenities, heated seats, auto rain wipers etc.


Worst Features

A/C ducts need to be able to be directed lower on the body. Better way to check the oil. Temp gauge instead of warning light only. Cheap LCD cluster.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

smart choice
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By rick
on

Vehicle

2009 smart fortwo Convertible passion cabriolet 2dr Convertible (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)


Review

Excellent car. Impressive engineering, e. G., abs, electronic stability control, corner braking control, tridion safety cell, etc. Outstanding ergonomics, e. G., comfortable seats w/adjustments, excellent visibility, very fun to drive. Handles very well, and power is sufficient to easily keep up with highway traffic. A manual transmission w/o a clutch, the smart shifts best when you do it yourself, either with paddle shifters or the floor mounted shift lever. In d, the shift points seek the most economical shift point v. More torque, etc. Thus, the engine can lug, e. G., too low rpm. Amazing amount of passenger room, and cargo room in the rear is fine.


Best Features

manual transmission w/o clutch; electronic cabriolet that can be open/closed at any speed. Build quality and quality of components.


Worst Features

if it ain't broke, don't fix it.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Great Car Price & Economy
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By MIKE
on

Vehicle

2009 smart fortwo Convertible passion cabriolet 2dr Convertible (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)


Review

I have driven the car 80 miles each day and I love it. I drive in auto mode most days and average 39 MPG. I have driven it almost 5000 miles in 2- 1/2 months. There have been no problems or glitches at all. I am a big guy and I have plenty of interior room. I love the auto wipers and the safety in such a small car. Cold air and good heater. Great car.


Best Features

Safety cell auto wipers interior room good mileage


Worst Features

cruise control


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411