I've owned mine since March 2006 when they had the Passion for Pulse offer. I bought it from the Edmonton Merc dealer.
What has impressed me most of all is the funky styling - inside and out - managing 500+ miles on a full tank of diesel (mostly motorway miles), the easiness of getting into tight gaps, and deceptively large cabin space - probably aided by the well-considered panoramic sunroof.
What I am disappointed about still is the jerky roll when at less then 10mph while approaching red lights - well embarrassing.
Although there are four speakers, Merc told me that only the front two are operational when sold as standard - can anyone else verify this?
Acceleration is below average, but the torque is great.
My previous car before this was the Merc A-class - brilliantly responsive drive, but, yeh, mine's for definate keeps.
This is my fifth car since passing my test and will be the hardest one to change.
I love the look of the outside and the inside - the glass roof really makes the cabin feel spacious and the fabric and finish are good.
Getting up to speed on a hill is a little frustrating, but she does well on the motorway and is comfortable on a long trip.
The sliding-bench backseat is great and gives plenty of space all the way back, though it does seem to rattle a little in that position.
It seems to be a good deal of car for the cash when bought second-hand.
I've had my Smart Forfour 1.1 2006 Passion for three months and I love it.
It's unique to look at and still turns heads and is great to drive. I traded in my 02-reg Peugeot 206 1.2 LX for this and it eats my 206 for breakfast. It has much more room, is much more powerful and considerably more ecconomical. I bought from Basingstoke Smart, and they were great and couldn't do more to keep me happy - they even provided a full tank of petrol when I collected it.
It's mad that Smart has stopped making these beauties as I would definately be buying new every three years.
When buying a car a hundred years ago, you could have every colour as long as it was black; now you can have every colour as long as long as it is black, white, green, blue or red.
My black and white Smart Forfour has made me a road-snob. Economical, vibrant, stylish, and rare, it sets me apart from the ubiquitous 21st century Ford TT.
So why can't I buy another forfour? Has the world gone mad? Or is it a conspircacy because everyone else has had enough of us snobs.
I desperately need to know the least come-down for an ex-forfour owner.
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