2006 smart forfour passion 1.5cdi from UK and Ireland
Bomb proof, reliable fun car that is cheap to run
Very little. Clutch replaced which is a big job as the engine has to come out. Door lock failed on driver's door. Problems with remote key. Original springs, shocks and exhaust!
Brilliant! Fun to drive, reliable, small but adaptable good space inside and very cheap to run. 23p per mile over life of the car (our ownership).
Unbelievable torque pulling up most hills in 5th. Gear selection now a bit sloppy and if 3rd selected rather than first it will still pull away.
Never a issues at annual MOT other than maybe a bulb. Bodywork scuffed by car park damage and some vandalism, but only superficial due to plastic panels. Hit up the rear by a Transit which suffered catastrophic damage (front pushed in and radiator gone) with no damage to the Forfour confirmed after long inspection by a main dealer. So tough, very tough.
After 168k of hard miles looks scruffy with damage/wear and tear to the driver's seat, but still does the job.
Such a shame it had a short run of production and the new Forfour is just an extended Fortwo and not a real car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th August, 2020