2005 smart roadster coupé 0.7 turbo petrol


Great to drive - nightmare to own


I'll just list the main motor troubles...

Turbo broke down at 40k km.

Lambda sniders replaced a bit later.

At 50k km the car was drinking oil (approx. 2,5l/1000km)

Valves burnt at 55k km.

Valves burnt at 60k km.

Engine rebuilt (pistons) at 60k km.

Still drinking a lot of oil...

So more troubles to come.

General Comments:

It's great fun to drive; really!

If it wasn't this poor quality I'd buy another one..

(or I would still be driving the first one)

Smart dealers are rubbish: very expensive and not willing to help in unusual situations like this one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd October, 2008