2008 smart fortwo pure


Pros: cute; comfortable; fun; did I mention cute???

Cons: mixed reviews on safety; gas mileage not as good as you would think

We are on the waiting list for this car and test drove it. The car was supposed to be available the first quarter of 2008; however, we have heard from Smartfortwo and the car that we configured will not be available until September of 2008. We test drove this car last summer because our daughter had seen it in Europe and fell in love with it. It was a lot roomier than we expected and it felt like you were in a normal-sized car. It is so cute and one of the features is you can pop off the panels to change the color of the car - how original is that?? We thought the gas mileage would be better than it was and we are a little concerned about the safety - we have seen conflicting reports on this. I would love to hear from people who have purchased this car to see how they are liking it and also from those who decided not to purchase it and to find out why.

2008 smart fortwo pure

All 2008 smart fortwos come packed with standard safety features that are more likely to be found in luxury vehicles. This includes the protective "tridion safety cell", developed especially for the smart to help ensure crash compatibility with larger passenger cars, electronic stability program (esp®), anti-lock braking system (abs), and four airbags, to name a few. The base pure model comes standard with convenience features such as a 5-speed automated manual transmission with manual or automatic mode, central remote locking system, 2-spoke leather steering wheel, and more. Be sure to check out the passion coupe and passion cabriolet that offer more standard features at an outstanding value.

Engine1.0 L, 71 HP, 3 cylinder engine
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Fuel TypeGasoline
Body TypeMicrocar
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