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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
I really look forward to driving this car with the top down. The seats aren't as supportive as I would like or need. Suspension is set for mild performance, not comfort. Mechnically a number of things needed replacement. Had two alternators burn out and replaced under warranty. Top and both rear side windows were replaced, again under warranty. Also some front suspension parts were replaced at dealer suggestion, again warranteed. Only tire and oil changes since warranty expired.
own it for 4 years - just put in a new thermostat, second time in 4 years.