smart forfour Reviews from UK and Ireland

2005 smart forfour Pulse - Black Edition 1.3 petrol

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance31700 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

Recommend as a first car for every driver out there!

Faults:

I have not had one thing go wrong with the car since I left the showroom.

Excellent car, can't believe they stopped making them!

General Comments:

Handles well.

Nippy.

Cheap to run/insure.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2008

2005 smart forfour Passion 1.1

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Previous carsmart forfour

Summary:

Try one and buy one.. it's brilliant!

Faults:

Absolutely nothing!

General Comments:

This is a great little car! It has an individuality and character missing from more mainstream and run of the mill small hatchbacks.

The performance from the little 3 cylinder engine is very impressive, helped no doubt by the light weight of the car. It has a very addictive engine note too.

This car comes packed with kit... all round disc brakes with ABS and esp, traction control (yes on a 1.1!) air con, electric power steering, alloys, panoramic roof and the list goes on!

The two colour mix of a silver 'Tridion' frame and flame red 'plastic' body panels looks very distinctive and stylish. The interior too is a very pleasant place to spend time.

It really puts a smile on my face every time I drive it, and it has a high 'cool' factor, with people often asking what it is and what it's like to own/drive.

I am nonplussed as to why a) it didn't sell better b) MB/DC pulled the plug. Try one and buy one... I did and I LOVE IT!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2007

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews