Shockingly good car
By daimler on
Vehicle2008 smart fortwo passion 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)
ReviewThis car doesn't fit its specs: --it feels faster than its stated 0-60 time suggests --ESP is a *huge* safety issue that this car has alone for its price --It feels *much* bigger inside (coming from being 6'1" and 180# --Despite its price, the build quality is as good as cars 2x its price --The interior feel (quality and layout) again feels...well, if not luxurious, then at least not like a 25K car, let alone a 15K car. Really an amazing piece of work. Consumer reports panned the car and I completely don't get it. I find this car more fun to drive than my wife's old Miata because I actually fit in this car and this one is big enough to haul a few bags of groceries standing upright.
Best FeaturesPaddle Shifters. Build quality. Panoramic roof. (Relatively) large trunk space. In my old Jaguar XJR, people would walk slowly in front of me & close gaps to impede freeway lane changes (after using a turn signal). In this car, I get smiles and waves by drivers and pedestrians. High smiles/mi.
Worst FeaturesDealer experience is...a dealer experience. More wheel choices are needed. Brabus mods will be great. Who the *(&$@ didn't think to add arm rests as an option? Floor mats should be std. There should be a factory GPS option. 'ipod jack' is actually just a headphone jack (not the worst thing).
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