2008 smart fortwo Consumer Review: learn how to shift

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learn how to shift
By chip brady on


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


I continue to read reviews with people complaining about the transmission! My wife and I each have a fortwo. Last month we drove it 2700 miles from seattle to Spearfish SD.It was terrific in the mountains.The paddle shifters work like a dream. We left our Cadillac at home and drove the smart car. If people will take the time to learn to shift the car it is the best transmission on the road today. We have been in the auto parts business for over 40 years and have had many different vehicles, but these are amazing. I have 15,000 miles on mine and it runs just like the day I bought it! The roominess inside continues to surprise people. More headroom than my cadillac.

Best Features

Transmission with paddles, heated seats and of course my 45 miles to a gallon. I drive 15 miles each way to work and the stability at 70 mph is great.

Worst Features

Only two things I would change. The seat adjuster absolutely needs to be put on the side of the seat by the door and the screw latch on the engine compartment is mickey mouse!!
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