Pros: "VERY ECONOMICAL. UP TO 45 miles per gallon."
Cons: "minimal trunk space. NO SPARE TIRE."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Like new condition Red/black outside combo. Red/black inside . Has AM/FM and single cassette. Airconditioning. Tire pressure monitoring system. New Battery installed recently. Only has 10,800 ORIGINAL miles on it 7 years old!."
Pros: "Power windows cup holders and a radio and ac"
Cons: "Needs hands free phone Bluetooth"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I get on average 40 mpg it drives great in all weather snow wind rain climbs mountain roads with ease I have traveled with it long distance and was comfortable I'm a big women 5'8" and 200 pounds and my husband is over 6 feet tall and about 200 pounds we fit in no problem we also take our dogs with us a lab husky 75 pound dog min pin dog 25 pounds and our jack Russell 10 pounds all five of us get in and go visiting ..I also shop for groceries by the month and get four stores worth of food in the car with pet food you have to have organizing skills but I get it done fairly easy ...love my car hope to have it for many more years and I treat it right so I will"
"Fun to drive and cute to look at. I have found it to be very reliable. The worst thing about it is the lack of comfort but it is made to drive in the city and not on extended trips. Mine has tremendous acceleration most of the time. There are times when it will hesitate but I have not found that to be a problem. More often it will throw my head back when I take off from a light. I have driven it in the mountains and it takes them like a four wheel drive. It never hesitated or required manual shifting."
Pros: "great mileage, great for errands around town,"
Cons: "not the smoothest of rides"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"Both automatiic or can shift, fancy tire rims, CD player, automatic windshield wipers, good gas mileage. In other words, all the whistles and bells for a Smart car; does have cup holders and arm rest in the middle. Also included is a sun screen for front window."
Cons: "Jerky transmission, Not versatile, bad in traffic"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"It definitely gets the job done. Its a great car for someone with open roads and no inclement weather. The second you get stuck in traffic or have bad weather you will instantly regret this vehicle. The transmission is jerky and makes for a very uncomfortable traffic commute. Winds off 18 wheelers will blow you around and its so light you have very little traction in snow or heavy rain. Fun to drive in the sun and great for cruising... Fun side car but about as good as a motorcycle on 4 wheels."
Pros: "perfect for congested places, park anywhere"
Cons: "Benz shop rates if you need repair"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"if you live in a crowded city with slow traffic and impossible parking, and you tried living with a "normal" car, you will totally get the smart. Small, nimble, very comfortable for two and reasonable good on gas - you will not miss your "real" car. Why? Because what you gain in a real car - more seats, more room for gear, more power - are the very things that will drive you nuts every day trying to get around in a congested city. The smart is a brilliant solution to inner city congestion - everywhere else it is a duck out of water.
If you live in the typical suburb, the prairies or freeway heaven LA - you will never "get" the smart - but why do you care?"