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smart fortwo Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2009 smart fortwo 41
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 fortwos, 10.3 months of data per fortwo, average 49900 miles

Note low average odometer.
2008 smart fortwo 35
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 fortwos, 11.0 months of data per fortwo, average 59800 miles

Note low average odometer.

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smart fortwo Reliability

You won't find smart fortwo reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots. So you can tell how much the smart fortwo truly differs from competing car models in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track smart fortwo reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the smart fortwo was a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the smart fortwo has been recently.

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smart fortwo Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 2dr Convertible 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
Five-star safety rating in the U.S. The durability in Europe has been exceptional. Although this is the first year in the United States (2008 model), it has a high reliability rating in Europe.
smart fortwo Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
bad warranty
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
4 major breakdowns within 15 months of ownership