2008 smart fortwo Consumer Review: Perfect for the Beach

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Perfect for the Beach
By neptune2000 on


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


I'm in line for another cabriolet, but the wait is now 18 months, so I found one in Sherman Oaks, CA. With only 2000 miles on it an no dings at all. It was just like brand new. I traded in a Ford Explorer. I have owned Ferraris and this car is as much fun (different kind of fun). I tried it on beach streets (Manhattan Beach), freeways (LA to Orange, 405, 5, 55) and it handles great. I am glad I got the Cabrio, it is great at the beach.

Best Features

Everybody gives me thumbs up. I am stopped 2-3 times a day and every one want to know "home many cylinders". There are apparently 2 in Manhattan Beach (including mine), so I expect this to continue. I am 100% happy with my purchase, even considering that I had to pay a premium for not waiting.

Worst Features

The automanual gearbox is the only real problem between first and second, but I can live with it given all the other positives.
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