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High maintenence. If you buy a high performance car, they generally require more maintenence. Quit whining about it! Now, once you get past that, nothing handles and rides like the A4 quattro.
Terrific Value! I am not a mechanic, but I do have 30+ years experience in manufacturing and assembly of construction equipment. Compared to other cars I have owned over the years, (including highly rated foreign makes) I consider this little car to be extremely well engineered, and for the price I don't feel there is another car that comes close in overall value. I've been driving mine almost every day for three years with NO problems, none, zilch, zip, zero! Dependable,loads of fun, and cute.
MOST UNDER RATED CAR! I get annoyed by all those who don't own a smart but profess themselves to be an expert. They feel that a "rating" must consist of comparisons with other cars which are obviously engineered, and made for an entirely different market. Do they really think the engineers at Mercedes are that stupid? I have owned my smart for three years and find it to be an exceptionally well made and dependable car, especially considering the price. I use my smart for 80 - 90% of my driving.
I have the XLR V and it's an amazing car. It really hugs the road and has more power and ease than anything I have ever driven before.
Engineered and designed almost a perfect vehicle. Everything works perfectly as designed. Couldn't ask for more!
Great fun, terrific gas mileage and excellent sound system.Ease of putting top down is unbelievable almost as good as mercedes...brst bang for for buck..almost maintence free