Needs Clearer Lock/Unlock Symbols - 2008 Smart Fortwo Long-Term Road Test

2008 smart fortwo Long-Term Road Test

  • Full Review
  • Pricing & Specs
  • Road Tests (5)
  • Comparison
  • Long-Term

2008 Smart Fortwo: Needs Clearer Lock/Unlock Symbols

January 02, 2009

smartkey-001.jpg

Something that always bugged me about our 2008 Smart Fortwo is the unlock/lock symbols on its keyfob. In the picture above you can easily tell the difference which symbol means to unlock or lock the car.

But....

smartkey-002.jpg

When you're in a low-light condition it's not so easy. That little gap in the unlock symbol isn't distinctive enough. This may not be an issue for most people, owners of this car will probably memorize which button does what but I have a terrible memory! And I can never get it. I always have to use my cell phone light to make sure I'm pressing the right button. Not fun when I'm in a dark garage, creeped out by my surroundings and just want to get in the car right quick.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 12,580 miles

  • Full Review
  • Pricing & Specs
  • Road Tests (5)
  • Comparison
  • Long-Term

Leave a Comment
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Past Long-Term Road Tests