2008 smart ForTwo consumer reviews

$11,590 starting MSRP
side view of 2008 ForTwo smart
92% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 3.9
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5
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4.3

My reliable car

I have owned this car 2008 smart for 3 years and it work great some minor issues like engine light that was just gas cap and heater whlch i removed and cleaned. i live where it is cold and it will start in really cold weather most of the time. Got good tires and winter driving is good. With more attention this car would sell better in canada and states. would not part with it .

4.0

Can't give it up ...

I am small; it is small and we meld well. I have tried to make myself buy another car but I have been with this one for 7 years and as it turns out, it will with me until it gives up. Quite simply, I thoroughly enjoy having it. Still fresh and neat looking. Have great mechanic whom I don't require, often.

4.4

Owned it 12 years; great experience.

Absolutely perfect city car! Park anywhere, squeeze into even the smallest of lanes. And when inside, you might as well be driving a full sized car. In terms of safety, the visibility in this car is outstanding. No blind spots. Last item, the switch from closed to Moon roof to convertible is easy and you can do it on the fly. Fun ride.

1.0

Car broke down after 1yr. Was having trouble befor

Purchased a Smart car 1yr ago and car is broken down, in need of major repairs already. Has rusted axle. Took it there to check why tire pressure light was on. Decided to inquire about ABS light also, since it occasionally comes on since I 1st purchased the car. Should have took it back before hand. Picks car up from there. Car breaks down before we makes it home. Now, they say, because of the axle, car won't start, but it was starting before we took it there. Im confused. Spent $145 just to get the light checked out. It was starting and running before. Why not now? Is there anyone or anywhere I can complain about this issue. They shouldn't be selling rusted cars. Im pretty sure they knew this before they sold the car. I trusted them. Single mom in need of help

3.3

It saved my life in a T-bone accident

It was my husband's toy but I was afraid to drive it for a long tine. Then when I was driving it on 8/15/2019 I was T-bone by a guy who ran a red light. I am bruised ansmd sore, but the car literally saved my life. The metal bars in the door, and the air bag on my driver's side protected me. I would not have faired as well as I have if I had been in our other vehicle. The car is totaled- but I am alive. Smartcars are more safe than other vehicles. We will buy another one!

4.7

Best car for the city!

This car is the best one for the city. Parking is easiest. The car is very agile and if it is driven with the auto mated manual the car is very zippy. It is also very dependable and I will definitely get another one in the future.

4.7

Very reliable and great milage.

This car is great for getting around town and on the highway. Very fun to drive and easy to get around in. Hatchback for easy storage and shopping.

5.0

The best car I ever owned

I have oened or still have Lincoln town cars, navigators, Ford f 150 ,f250, vans, motorcycles ect. Thus is a awesome car. Easy to repair, drive,park,zip in and out of traffic. Drive this to PA to Fl many times a year. Can't beat 55 mpg! Iam 6ft 3 in and 362 pounds I fit great the only downside is no cruise control or tilt wheel. Iam looking for a diesel smart car. I put 38000 miles as year on it.

5.0

Awesome Cars!

Ive owned 2 of them Both Cabrios. One was a 2008 and the other i bought brand new in 2013. Fun Car to drive, Great on Gas, I drove it on the highways . I always stayed in the right lane though.It did have a little sway to the wind on the highway. Over all I miss both of them very reliable. Im sad to see that Smart went to all electric now and barely anyone selling them im the USA now. Too Bad!!

4.0

Mercedes benz

The performance and the reliability of the car were excellent. The gas mileage and the interior functions were definitely useful. The car was in a major accident and still performed well