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.
  • 1.3 Passion 5dr

    Richard Leach Date: 30/04/2006
    • 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

    I have only had the car for a week, but I'm so in love with it!

    For a 1.3, it's very quick and revs freely. It's quiet and smooth and very comfortable.

    I love the funky styling, and after owning a run-of-the-mill Ford Fiesta for the last four years, it's a breath of fresh air.

    I would recommend one to anyone, and as they are linked with Mercedes, the service is spot on.

  • 1.1 Passion 5dr

    Chris Naylor Date: 21/04/2006
    • 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

    I have owned this car since it was released back in September 2004. I was the first Forfour owner in the UK, as I ordered mine after a test drive in Amsterdam. Then my Forfour came when the dealers received their demonstrator models. I have driven about 30,000 miles since.

    Many of my miles have been motorway miles. A £30 tank will power the car for 300 miles - that's 10p a mile.

    The drive is very responsive. The car is very quick for the 1.1 engine size. It is a pity the Forfour is no longer made now. I would have updated my car with a new Forfour every year otherwise.

    If you are thinking of getting a Smart Forfour then just go and test drive one. They are amazing. The style is great.

    I can say I am going to buy a new Forfour just before they stop selling them. The parts are still going to be available.

  • 1.1 Pulse 5dr

    JASON FIELDS , HERTS . Date: 21/04/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had one of these as a courtesy car last week for a few hours. I'm used to a 2.0T engine in my Golf and I have to say I was shocked at the performance of a car with nearly half the engine capacity of my own car.

    It was also really fun to drive - reminded me of my MINI which I sold last year.

    The engine sounds is very unique from inside the cabin. It's quite loud but a pleasing sound. Really you have to drive this car to know what I'm going on about - so go to your local Smart/Merc and DRIVE ONE NOW!!!

    I'm sure with a bit more power I would have offered a swap. Something about this car is just amazing.

    Regards

    Jason

  • 1.5 CDi Passion 5dr

    Simon Macdonald-Preston Date: 20/02/2006
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have driven many cars, but this one is a cracker. It combines Mercedes build quality and customer service with stonking performance and very frugal running costs - ideal.

    Try the auto (which is very rare with a diesel) - it's a six-speed gearbox, and makes the car very quick. The quoted 95bhp power doesn't tell the story though - look at the torque figure and the weight of the car. At 20-60 mph, the acceleration is absolutely hilarious, yet still returning 60-70 mpg! This is the most fun I have had in a car in years.

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