Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.
5stars!!!! Love my Black Beauty!! Hot and fast.. I had a mustang for 12 years and loved it but my new Camaro did surpass it. I love my muscles cars with speed and this one delivers. Everyone wants a ride while their mouth drops looking at her. I don't blame them! Ha!!
I love this car. Mine is silver colored, inside is dark grey leather and the dashboard has wooden panelling. It's sheer elegance. The driving comfort is superb, the automatic gear is superb, even in the mountains it reacts fast. There are two downsides: it has rear wheel drive, which is not ideal in snowy Switzerland, even with winter tires it skids on slush. And it does have its little issues from time to time - something I had not expected from Mercedez-Benz.
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!