It's fun but not a car. It would definitely depend on the friend. Again - the Smart is NOT a car. Many people who've been disappointed with the Smart are comparing it to a car and I've decided that that is not what the Smart actually is. It's actually a go-cart. Gas mileage, performance, handling, comfort are equivalent to a go-cart with a nice interior and a surprising amount of clever storage space. So if you think it might be fun to drive a go-cart daily, the Smart is for you. I personally love it. I grocery shop, take long-ish trips in it, take my dogs too and from the park in it, etc etc. It's my daily driver.
A Bit of Luxury For a Very Small Price
2012 Smart FortwoSafiya Jackson - brea, CA07/06/2015
Pros: Great Gas Mileage
Nice Upgrades, leather seats, panaramic roof, auto rain senor setting, auto light serting.
Rear Wheel Drive
Handles Really Well, Responsive
Cons: Can be jerky shifting- rally transmission, but also why it gets good gas mileage
Loud inside on Freeway
Such a CUTE car!
2013 Smart FortwoRebecca H. - Arlington, TX12/23/2016
Pros: This is the cutest car I've ever driven or owned. It parks anywhere, it gets a ton of compliments, and it has an amazing turn radius. Despite its size it has decent carrying capacity and is roomier than you would think.
Cons: there are very few mechanics who can service it. The only places who can fix it have to be authorized Smart Car centers, which can be difficult if you don't live in a big city. If you do, then it's really not a problem. However, if you have kids, two seats is pretty limiting. This isn't a downside to me, but might be a deal breaker for most drivers.
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