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2013 Smart Fortwo
4.4
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I'd buy another

by from Iowa on June 14, 2012

Don't buy this car if you're not a small car enthusiast! Buy it because it's fun, small, inexpensive to own, safe, a looker, responsive, easy to park, oh, and we average 41 mpg. If you want a Prius ...
Don't buy this car if you're not a small car enthusiast! Buy it because it's fun, small, inexpensive to own, safe, a looker, responsive, easy to park, oh, and we average 41 mpg. If you want a Prius then BUY A PRIUS! If you want something else, this is the car for you.
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Better than the 2008

by from Annandale, VA on August 12, 2012

I had a 2008 Smart for two Pure four years and have had a great time in it despite it's few flaws it came with, easily overlooked due to the small size, great room, and overall cool car. The 2013 is r...
I had a 2008 Smart for two Pure four years and have had a great time in it despite it's few flaws it came with, easily overlooked due to the small size, great room, and overall cool car. The 2013 is really a far better car than the older ones. The ride is better, the transmission shifts smoother, and even the Pure's seats are more comfortable than the 08. Definitely recommend this car if you want a fun gas saving, easy to park car. Even better if you are upgrading from an older Smart car.
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BEST DEAL WE"VE EVER HAD. WE LOVE THIS CAR!

by from MOBILE,ALABAMA on July 31, 2013

THIS CAR PERFORMS GREAT. WE WERE SO SURPRISED AT HOW MUCH ROOM THERE IS AS WE ARE FAIRLY TALL. ALSO IT REALLY GETS UP THERE AS TO SPEED AND LEAVES OTHERS IN THE DUST. PROBABLY THE BEST IS THE GREAT GA...
THIS CAR PERFORMS GREAT. WE WERE SO SURPRISED AT HOW MUCH ROOM THERE IS AS WE ARE FAIRLY TALL. ALSO IT REALLY GETS UP THERE AS TO SPEED AND LEAVES OTHERS IN THE DUST. PROBABLY THE BEST IS THE GREAT GAS MILEAGE. WE HAVE ALWAYS DRIVEN TRUCKS SO THIS WAS A REAL BONUS.
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I love my Smartie

by from Jacksonville, FL on June 14, 2013

2nd time owner. This is a 2013 Passion with a radio upgrade (to address some other reviews) It has a disc player, SD card, USB, Aux in, Bluetooth Streaming, HD radio all on a touchscreen shared with N...
2nd time owner. This is a 2013 Passion with a radio upgrade (to address some other reviews) It has a disc player, SD card, USB, Aux in, Bluetooth Streaming, HD radio all on a touchscreen shared with NAV, Phone, Video Player, and 1/2 dozen other APPS. Surround sound sounds GREAT! On to the car: I'm 6'2" and have an unreal amount of room. With another large passenger...still plenty. Cargo space has exceeded my needs, but some may find it a bit smallish. Always meeting new people that just want to look at it. Never fails to make me smile as I walk toward it in the parking lot, and again when I drive past the gas station. Premium fuel is suggested for maximum mileage, but runs fine on regular. If you measure mile per dollar instead of miles per gallon regular might save a few pennies. Next to no maintenance. Fun to drive around town, but highway trips can be a little tiring. At 70mph it tends to wander a bit. Never too noisy or bouncy like you would think a small car would be. Airbags and a safety cage make this a safe bet. It goes to my daughter next year and I get another one. Might try the convertible. Oh, if you like to customize, there are unlimited easy to do options. Love it!!
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A great little car

by from Oklahoma City, OK on December 26, 2012

Have had my little cutie for about a month now. Loving it ... so much fun to drive, whenever I can steal it away from my wife. Luv the look, style. What a car, so far.
Have had my little cutie for about a month now. Loving it ... so much fun to drive, whenever I can steal it away from my wife. Luv the look, style. What a car, so far.
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Ignorance is Bliss

by from Fairborn, Ohio on May 19, 2014

I have had my wonderful 2013 bright red Passion Cabriolet for a year and a half now. I am half way through the lease already, where does the time go? In that time I have met countless people while dri...
I have had my wonderful 2013 bright red Passion Cabriolet for a year and a half now. I am half way through the lease already, where does the time go? In that time I have met countless people while driving the Smart. Most are just inquisitive great people looking to see if a Smart would fit there needs. There is one type though that are fixated that if they get a Smart, and get into an accident they are going to be killed. As though they do not have a chance to be killed in or on any other vehicle. Case in point, Today, while sitting in the car at Kroger's waiting on my wife to finish shopping. A man walked up to my open window and asked "Don't you worry that you will be the first person to the scene of the accident"? I replied, no I don't think that way, I told him that I rode a Harley most of my life and would rather be in the car in case of an accident with 8 air bags and a roll cage. He replied that he would rather be on the bike. It is as though these type of ignorant people have taken leave of their common sense. I watched as he walked away and got in his rusty Honda Civic.
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Love so much, bought another

by from Cypress, California on December 21, 2012

I love the Smart car so much that this is the 2nd one we have bought. I bought one in April of 2012 and 2 weeks after driving it my hubby took it so this past November I bought another one. I HIGHLY r...
I love the Smart car so much that this is the 2nd one we have bought. I bought one in April of 2012 and 2 weeks after driving it my hubby took it so this past November I bought another one. I HIGHLY recommend the Smart car. Not only is it fun to drive, but it is safe, reliable, low maintenance, and economical. If you are looking for a car with fancy and impressive interior than this is not your car. If you are looking for a car to take looooong trips (out of state) than this is not your car. And the thing I miss about the newer 2013 verses the 2010 is that they have did away with cd players and have gadget plug ins, which I do not own (ipods, mp3, etc.). I do LOVE my car though!!!
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We look for an excuse to drive it.

by from Fairborn, Ohio on August 23, 2013

We, my wife(65) and I(60), leased a 2013 Smart Passion Cabriolet this past January. It is now August and we look for an excuse to take it out. We were avid Harley-Davidson riders but she started getti...
We, my wife(65) and I(60), leased a 2013 Smart Passion Cabriolet this past January. It is now August and we look for an excuse to take it out. We were avid Harley-Davidson riders but she started getting the weeble wobbles and I was thinking maybe the time had come to give our motorcycles a fond farewell. We still crave that open air feeling and thought we would try a Smart Convertible. We are extremely glad we did. Much safer with a roll cage and 8 air bags, 4 wheels(no falling over), motorcycle gas mileage(42 average), and a blast to drive, and at $199 a month much cheaper than a new Harley, much less two of them, in other words a perfect old retired couples vehicle for it's intended purpose of running errands around town, cruising to a restaurant, and a Sunday cruise, much the same as we did with the bikes. We also have a new Impala for longer trips in soft ridding comfort as a Smart would beat you up on a vacation drive. So with it's intended usage in mind, I highly recommend this fun little car. As a side note, if you get one be ready to meet lots of strangers as mine draws crowds and questions almost everywhere we go...Hope this helps you, Mike
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Great value and fun

by from Falls church, va on September 20, 2013

Ok here are the decisions you need to answer yes to. iIf you do say yes to each of these then get this car. Do I need a car? I want a low cost car to both buy and operate? I want low mpg and don't tr...
Ok here are the decisions you need to answer yes to. iIf you do say yes to each of these then get this car. Do I need a car? I want a low cost car to both buy and operate? I want low mpg and don't trust hybrids. Do I realize hybrids, although they offer great mpg, are more expensive in the long run due to higher cost of purchase and maintainable. I know the fiat 500 is a lot more expensive once I get the options I want, and the scion IQ backseat is a joke. I can get by with two seats since most of the time I could use a different car or get a ride if it's more than two folks. Two seats are OK. I hate camping and outdoors stuff. I like going to restaurants and parking easily and close. I want alloy wheels, leather, AC, a sky roof, a stereo, push, and heated seats. I prefer to have the control and fun of a manual, but when (insert name) drives it they can't drive and need an automatic. I want to always find a parking spot quickly, and hate bumping into parking garage pillars. Most of my driving is done between 10-50 mph. I only drive infrequently on long road trips or on interstates. I live near a Smart center. I don't buy Japanese. It's either USA or European for me! This one is optional but if yes a huge plus: my other car is a Mercedes. This is the car for you then if you answered yes to the above. Get the passion model with comfort package.
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nice driving little car

by from las vegas nv on November 16, 2012

i have a 2009 convert. got it to drive to work for MPG, we went from las vegas to la up hwy 1 to port angles in wash. 3900 mile trip car was grat over all trip avg 58 mpg. have changed air intak, head...
i have a 2009 convert. got it to drive to work for MPG, we went from las vegas to la up hwy 1 to port angles in wash. 3900 mile trip car was grat over all trip avg 58 mpg. have changed air intak, headers, dual ex avg 45 mpg in town and the performanc is out standing.
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