Other Smart Fortwo (2004 - 2007) models:

  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Nothing special. That's what's great about it!

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Cool, environment friendly, young, not show-off.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Maybe, but only with extended warranty and if I find a better dealer.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Smart or IQ

  • Buying experience

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    April 2004

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    NO discount was given at the time, as the car was in demand and I needed it fast. After a lot of wrangling, the dealer agreed to sell me a 4 year warranty.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    What was the dealer like?

    Made no effort...

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    As long as you drive below 50 MPH, it's OK.

    What's it like to park?

    Best car ever?

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Engine started loosing oil after 1 1/2 years. Despite regular servicing at the Smart franchise dealer, the problem was never solved. After 4 years, I finally had to replace the whole engine - just 1 month after the extended warranty expired. Went into a big fight with Smart, and finally got a 50% rebate on the replacement engine.

    What's most practical about your car?

    It's size!

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    I really like the automatic transmission, though many drivers find it uncomfortable.