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smart fortwo Review: Testing the 2008 smart fortwo

There is always a desire in a car buyer to own a small car, if they do not have a family. Basic reasons behind this choice are that most of these cars are stylish, trendy, comfortable and easy-to-drive. 2008 Smart Fortwo Passion is another small car (recently launched) which is creating an impact over most car owners across the globe. It is quite a compact vehicle and bound to have a niche in a short period.

2008 Smart Fortwo Passion has a 5-speed manual transmission along with an overdrive. It has an independent MacPherson strut front suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers that offer a smooth ride even in rough terrain. There is also a rigid beam suspension at the rear. Again, the car uses alloy wheels and has got an inflatable spare tire kit.

In 2008 Smart Fortwo Passion, the braking and traction control system has been smartly inputted and is worth-mentioning. It has an electronic brake assistance that provides greater control of the car. All its four wheels are equipped with anti-lock brakes. The car has also got front power and rear power drum brakes for boasting its performance.

The car scores high far even in the interior designing aspects. Its passenger cabin and cargo area are provided with carpets. The car has a one-touch down power windows. Its seats are cloth covered along with reclining folding dual bucket seats at the front, which are provided with headrests.

A ride in the 2008 Smart Fortwo Passion is sure to be comforting as the interior of the car is kept pleasant by the automatic climate control installed inside the car. It has dust filter and pollen air filters for maintaining a fresh environment inside the car. Although the storage facility in the car is limited, it has got a lockable glove box and dual door mounted storage at the front.

Safety feature of 2008 Smart Fortwo Passion has been given several add-ons for giving a sun and safe ride for you. The car has both driver and passenger airbags with dual stage deployment in them. Again, there is also a cut-off sensor for the passenger airbag, which is activated by weight.

Anti-theft feature in the car is assisted by the presence of power door locks, which has automatic locking. The car also has a panic alarm. There are various remote controlled facilities in the car. Again, you get a multi-function remote in the car that controls the panic alarm and release of the tailgate. The same remote controls the locking and unlocking of the doors.

Apart from the conventional features, there are several add-ons that have made driving convenient in 2008 Smart Fortwo Passion. It has a tire pressure monitor, which is sure to make life easy for car users. Its steering wheel has various controls mounted on them that can control car transmission.

Experts feel that 2008 Smart Fortwo Passion has the ingredient for impressing people. So, have a test drive in it and see if it fits in the bracket of your dream cars.

Tech Specs

Body: 2 door small car

Engine: 1.0 liter I3 70 hp

Transmission: 5 speed manual transmission

Torque: 68 units

Power: 70 hp

Tires: SBRP155/60R15 (Front) and SBRP175/55R15 (Rear)

Verdict:

For: Great handling, better fuel economy and excellent design

Against
: The suspension can be provided with further improvement

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