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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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40 reader reviews for Smart Forfour Hatchback.
  • 1.5 CDi Pulse 5dr

    richard woodall , west midlands . Date: 10/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Fantastic little car but was wandering if anybody else had experienced this slightly strange effect. In certain lights the door panels appear to look slightly convex. My local bodyshop tells me that the plastic panels on these cars can sometimes warp out of shape. I was wandering if anybody else had experienced this ??

  • 1.1 Passion 5dr

    Matt Hawdon , Bedfordshire . Date: 05/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car divides me - I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with it. I think it looks great, inside and out, and when I'm driving to work on my own it is great fun, corners well and has a decent amount of power for a 1.1. However, the ride is appalling for passengers, particularly in the back. I have also had some issues with reliability. The fan belt keeps slipping and being replaced, which my dealer seems to think must be my fault some how so I have to keep paying for it, and it has failed to start a couple of times, a problem I never experienced with the four Renaults I owned before this.

  • 1.3 Pulse 5dr

    Roger Willis , Norfolk . Date: 25/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car is just FUN on four wheels. It drives like a sports car, handles almost as well as an old Mini and stills seats 4 in comfort (5 at a push). Compared to the other car in the family, a Corolla (no, seriously) it's noisier and has a harsher ride but that's what sports cars are about. And it's the only one in my area - I get lots of admiring looks and people peering into it in the supermarket car park. Mine's got a/c, the sunroof and alloys so it's almost Passion spec and I don't feel I'm missing anything - well OK, the funky clock would have been nice. With 50mpg and used prices now at sensible levels, the Forfour has got to be an investment!

  • 1.3 Passion 5dr

    ben dalrymple Date: 12/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The Forfour is a superb car. It is a relatively small car, taking up the same space as a Fiesta/Corsa/Punto etc. but sitting inside you feel as if you are in a much bigger, higher quality car. The space for all occupants is astonishing and the seats are supportive and very comfortable on long journeys.

    I find the owning experience extremely rewarding; the car is fun, frugal and full of character. Economy is better than any other car I have owned, including diesels, and the six-speed semi-auto gearbox works well in town in auto, and is smooth and quick in the manual setting.

    I whole-heartedly recommend these cars to anyone who wants a practical, reliable, quality car that is big on the "grin" factor, as well as being economical and not the usual supermarket carpark fodder.

    It's such a shame Smart stopped production, but I will be hanging on to mine for as long as possible.

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