2008 smart fortwo Consumer Review: fortwo Hates Winter

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fortwo Hates Winter
By UncyHerb on


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


Skinny front tires and auto trans makes ABS come on with every stop in snow. The rear wheels are always trying to drive forward as you come to a stop, so it's up to the fronts to stop the car AND the motor. I've gotten in the habit of popping it into neutral as I'm stopping. I have no confidence in slippery stopping times. Roads made bumpy by frost heaves and potholes make for a punishingly harsh ride. The suspension must have only a couple of inches of travel because it doesn't take much to jolt the whole car on a bump. But when the roads are dry and smooth it's fun to drive. Nice around town.

Best Features

Styling. The world seems happier when driving a fortwo. People look, point and smile.

Worst Features

Fix the transmission. Not only is it jerky when up-shifting but even in manual it down-shifts shifts at inopportune times. It ain't as smart as it thinks it is. Give me more rubber on the front. I've seen bicycles with fatter tires!
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