2013 Smart Fortwo
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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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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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Great little car

by from Newberg, Oregon on May 11, 2015

Anything you read negative about these little rigs is just bunk. I'm 63 yo and drove commercially for a lot of years and have been down the road a couple million miles. I have owned the nicest SUV's o...
Anything you read negative about these little rigs is just bunk. I'm 63 yo and drove commercially for a lot of years and have been down the road a couple million miles. I have owned the nicest SUV's on the road and they are fine, but they are not cheap to drive. The Smart ForTwo is the perfect little rig for us in our retirement years. Safe, comfortable and a real joy to drive. We get 34 city and as high as 57 so far Hwy MPG They got this one right.
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Had my Passion Cabrio 5+ years, LOVE IT!

by from San Jose, CA on September 5, 2013

I'd been wanting one of these since they were first announced way back in the 90's, waited eagerly for them to start really coming to the U.S. I'm one of those folks who ordered as soon as I could, an...
I'd been wanting one of these since they were first announced way back in the 90's, waited eagerly for them to start really coming to the U.S. I'm one of those folks who ordered as soon as I could, and had to wait almost a year. It was worth it! I just got back a few weeks ago from a 4400+ mile roadtrip with my 13 year old son, and Pearl was great! I was a bit nervous how well she'd do at altitude, but she bombed past semis and RVs with no problem! Unfortunately, she did also bomb past a Washington trooper, who was amused but gave me a ticket anyway. To me, this car has been a total dream. Yanno, sometimes you just don't need all that testosterone to get the job done!
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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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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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The cutiest attention car around

by from Dallas Tx on March 4, 2015

I bought a 2012 with 7000 miles, and had it 18 months now, sometimes I may pay $15-$18 for gas, and go to work and home for 2 weeks and still have gas left. , When I first got it people would ask me h...
I bought a 2012 with 7000 miles, and had it 18 months now, sometimes I may pay $15-$18 for gas, and go to work and home for 2 weeks and still have gas left. , When I first got it people would ask me how much it cost, and say it's so cute. , now I have 21000 miles. I love it, at first when windy out it would scare me but now I feel very comfortable. I wish it had a spare tire in it, and CD player, other than that it's the best
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Still in love with it.

by from Olympia, WA on August 1, 2016

The car is basic, but is everything I need. The exterior is stylish and it makes me smile every time I look at it. I was very impressed with the space utilization, i.e. the flat tire equipment is lo...
The car is basic, but is everything I need. The exterior is stylish and it makes me smile every time I look at it. I was very impressed with the space utilization, i.e. the flat tire equipment is located under the passenger-side floor mat. The seat room is adequate and leg room is, too. I am 5'9" and that is very important. All in all, it is what I need. Not a family car, but perfect for one person.
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