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2008 Smart fortwo

2008 MINI Cooper

  2008 smart fortwo 2008 MINI Cooper Hardtop
MSRP
$11,590
$18,050
Invoice $10,779 $16,245
MPG
City/Highway
33/41 26/37
Rating
6.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Smart Fortwo is a very competent, fun-to-drive city car, not just a novelty, but with so many caveats, most people would be best served by a hybrid or larger small car. Read Full Review The 2008 MINI Cooper didn’t need change, but change has done it some good. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Very quick, responsive steering
  • Parking nirvana
  • More seating space than a Ferrari
  • Standard electronic stability control

Dislikes:

  • On the highway, it’s a penalty box
  • Busy, bumpy ride
  • Disappointing fuel economy
  • Lacks passing power at cruising speeds

Likes:

  • Turbo thrust
  • Improved ride
  • MINI character

Dislikes:

  • Electric power steering
  • Options add up quickly
Crash Test Ratings
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