2008 smart fortwo Consumer Review: Another planet altogether

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Another planet altogether
By Smartgabester on


2008 smart fortwo pure 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)


Very fun to drive, thrifty, excellent conversation item.The ride is a bit choppy and slow, and the transmission is fickle.I always look forward to driving it, and I consistently get 40mpg.It runs fine in 89 octane MIDGRADE, spiked with 5-10$ of 92 octane premium per tankful. Defective radio, changed under warranty within 5 min. by the dealer. The gas gauge has been a bit whimsical, but worked its own bugs out (healed itself). Catalytic converter hot air pump failed: another 5 min. stop at the dealer for a replacement. The driver's side mirror fuzzes a bit. The starter lock has a personality. Tinny speakers too.

Best Features

Style, thrift, character, economy, spirit, smiles all around....and UNIQUE

Worst Features

Plastic finish, transmission, mirrors, horn.
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