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Very Much Worth It
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By Nick Castillo
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2015 smart fortwo pure coupe 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)


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It looks small from the outside, but I am able to stretch my legs all the way out in the passenger seat, and I'm 6 foot tall. It's got plenty of get up and go, easy to do 80 on the highway, and is very fuel efficient. They are made by Mercedes, so its a bit loud, and the engines behind you in the rear. If looking for a first car, or just for the pure enjoyment, get a Smart. They are actually very safe. They are built with a safety cell that protects the occupants better than most vehicles. Great, Fun Car Overall!


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By Margaret Williams
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2015 smart fortwo passion coupe 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)


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Mileage is horrible


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WE WERE STUPID TO BUY A SMART!!!
12 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By RB
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2015 smart fortwo pure coupe 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)


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We purchased the Smart fortwo thinking we will save money on gas and save on maintenance as the car is relatively simple compared with today's sophisticated vehicle standard. WRONG! The MPG is okay not comparable to other vehicles in the same or larger size range. The battery which is located under the passenger carpet died twice within the first 8K miles and by the time we accumulated 20K, we had to have the Smart towed to the dealer because it abruptly died in the middle of traffic and would not restart.

The BIG SHOCK was the dealer's $15,000.00 estimate of repair... If you're thinking that the engine or transmission failed, you'd be wrong. According to the dealer, whoever replaced the battery the second time failed to properly ensure that a condensation hose that runs from the AC over the top on the battery and through the floor was reconnected properly. The condensation accumulated between the foam under the carpet and the metal floor, and shorted out the transmission module under the driver's seat and wiring harness. The carpet above never got wet so we had no clue this was occurring underneath.

After further inspection, it was evident that the hose actually pops off by itself and it was more of a design failure than a battery installation error. Besides, is it SMART german engineering to run an AC condensation line with a pop off break directly over the battery?

The $15,000.00 was a joke since you can almost buy a new Smart for that. So we called Mercedes/Smart customer service for assistance and after a one month run-around, they offered nothing! Not even an acknowledgement that they have a design problem even though it's well documented on Smart Blogs.

It is no wonder that the Smart Car made it on both Consumer Reports' Worst new cars of 2014 list and Edmunds The 17 Worst Cars You Can Buy. In fact, It's No.1 on Edmunds list with the subcaption "Friends Don't Let Friends Buy These Vehicles"

Save your money, don't be so dumb as to buy a Smart!


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What a great little car
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By snowyrivers
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2015 smart fortwo pure coupe 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)


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After driving Class 8 trucks for over 20 years I wanted something small, fuel efficient and fun.
Bought our Smart last fall and have no regrets.
I wish these car bloggers had some idea about transmissions, as the Smart tranny is a sweet little gear box.
Shifted manually it is as smooth as silk.
Let it do things on its own and its not quite up to my standards of a smooth shift, but in the hands of a neophite that has never touched a real stick shift, it will get them from A TO B without grinding the gears or wasting the clutch. Benz got this right. At 2 million miles under my belt juggling big rigs, this little car is sweeeeeet. GREAT LITTLE RIDE. We get 34 city and have seen 60 hwy MPG


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The 2015 Smart is the best compact on the planet !!
11 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By sillyemail1982
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2015 smart fortwo pure coupe 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl 5AM)


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This little car has the heart of a lion the turning radius of a peanut and the fit and finish of the big brother, Mercedes Benz. We have owned 4 & brought home # 4 last night. For the size of the car you'd never know you were in something that small. Acceleration is excellent, parking is a breeze, gas mileage is outstanding, heated leather seats are so nice. This car is a blast to drive. Young or old this IS the car for everyone. Mercedes quality all the way. NO road noise if it's at the dealership ? It's for a car wash. You can depend on this car for years and years. We own a Pure commuter for my husband and I own a Brabus. Both are 2015's. We LOVE these little cars.


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Fit and finish !! Quality !! It's a baby Benz !! Love the 3 driving options, auto, stick or paddle shift. Comfort, security, safety, safety, safety !!! Lots of bells and whistles standard. Comfort !! Tons of head room, fits 2 humans comfortably and lots of room for groceries. We drive them all over the country. Road trips are our favorite in the Smart cars. We love these cars !!


Worst Features

Bring the turbo to the US and the For-Four, 4 door Smart car. No improvements needed other than those. It's rolling perfection.


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