2012 smart fortwo
There are 4 user reviews for the pure coupe trim shown below
- Excellent fuel economy. Fun runabout.
- Not so comfortable on long journeys. Burns oil.
Purchased As Used
I bought this model a couple of months ago. It is now a 12 year old and still running great. Because of its 598cc engine I was apprehensive about taking it great distances but last week I did a 178 miles round trip and it behaved brilliantly. It cost just about £20 ($35) for the fuel at £1.28 ($1)per liter. I topped the oil up before starting out, it takes about 1.7L ,and at the end of the journey the level had dropped to just above the half way mark. I was advised that this is normal for these cars and a regular watch on the oil level is a must if travelling fairly long distances. Neighborhood runarounds not so demanding. Great scary moments going around roundabouts until I got the hang of dropping down through the gears on the approach. It sometimes takes a micro second to engage. This model has fully automatic or manual control....read morehide
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- I PUT 10.00 A WEEK IN GAS AND ALWAYS ON FULL
- WISH IT HAD CRUISE CONTROLL AND CD PLAYER
Purchased As New
LOVVVVVVEEEEEE IT. HAD IT 4 MONTHS NOW. DROVE IT FROM ALABAMA TO CALIFORNIA AND BACK.....LESS THAN 500.00 IN GAS ,,,,,COOL. PUT A LUGGAGE RACK ON TOP AND 2 LARGE SUITCASES FIT GREAT. CAN'T WAIT TILL WARANTEE EXPIRES IN A LIL OVER 3 YEARS, GONNA GET ME ANOTHER ONE 2016 HERE I COME.
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- Excellent Fuel economy, Head turner.
- Rough Ride, Jerky Transmission.
Purchased As New
I got this car almost two months ago, this car deliver excellent fuel economy, I have been getting 42 mpg avg. It also a head turner. But the ride is rough, jerky transmission, feel like a old transmission. Not good for windy or snowy situation.
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- its unique, excellent build quality, great gas mileage, Cruise Control.
- the windshield is about a foot too tall, looks a lil roller skate look, engine heat in cargo area.
Purchased As New
just bought this car, 2012 model, its soo much fun, i cant wait till i get my first 1000 miles, and finsh the break in, so i can use the manual shift mode more aggressively. and whats great about the manual transmission mode, other than its fun to shift, is that it automatically downshifts for you. And this really is a clutchless manual tranny, because the manual states that you should always use the parking break, like a manual, and says, the Park gear setting should always be used with the parking brake handle pulled.
this car is soo well put together, the interior is such high quality, even in my base Pure model, there is a cloth dash board, cloth door panels, and a Matte finish Carbon Fiber Roof and the fact that the body panels are plastic, and easily replacable is great, i dont worry about door dings messing up the car, long term, just buy a replacement panel.
and the first maint interval is at 10k miles, no break in oil change.
and what the idiot reviewers, that never rode in the car, and know nothing on here keep saying, bad gas mileage, soo untrue, i get close to 40, and i am still under 1k miles,
and the crash tests are 4&5 stars, and many air bags, head, throat, knee....
and i am soo happy i got the optional Factory Cruise control, its great. ( one note: i wanted the white color, but found out that they cant add the Factory Cruise Control once its delivered to the dealership, so i bought the Red color that had Factory Cruise built into the steering wheel, and Cruise comes with an upgraded Trip computer, with average mileage, and instant mileage, and i can get all new body panels of any color for under 1400.00 bucks for a complete set down the road,
and wow, the accsseories available aftermarket are soo numerous and varied.
this such a fun car.... i looked at the nisan Versa and other cars near this price, and None got the same gas mileage, the versa gets only 36, i drive a new prius as my work car, and i use it on the highway alot, my Smart car gets better hiway mileage. and is half the price,
this car is soo fun, and unique, and looks soo much better than the 4 door cars in this price range. ( i,looked at the ford mazda, and honda, base models, with cruise comtrol, they all cost much more than my Smart Car.
i luv this car !
(They should delete reviews from people that dont own the car, and give it poor reviews. boo. )...read morehide
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