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smart fortwo Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2008)

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2008 smart fortwo Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 2dr Hatch 2dr Convertible
Wheelbase 73.5 in 73.5 in
Length 106.1 in 106.1 in
Width 61.4 in 61.4 in
Height 60.7 in 60.7 in
Curb Weight 1808 lb. 1852 lb.
Fuel Capacity 8.7 gal. 8.7 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.7 in 39.7 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 48.0 in 48.0 in
Hip Room, Row 1 45.4 in 45.4 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.2 in 41.2 in
Total Legroom 41.2 in (over 1 rows) 41.2 in (over 1 rows)
Cargo Volume 12.0 ft3 7.8 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2008 smart fortwo

2008 smart fortwo Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Convertible 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
Roomy, sits high see full smart fortwo review
2009 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
comfortable driving position. see full smart fortwo review
2009 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
firm and supportive as needed, minimal seat fatigue on long drives see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
plenty of room for two adults see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Convertible 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
Makes you feel as though you are riding in a full size car. see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
bigger than it looks, no aches and pains even after a long drive see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Convertible 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
Lots of room see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
Me and hubby are big people both over 6 ft tall and we are both comfortable in the seats. I actually have to move the seat forward to reach pedals. see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
With a bad back it is very easy to get into and out of the car. Very roomy when compared to other vehicles in the same class, whether two or four passenger. see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
Have driven on a number of 350 mile trips each way on the Interstae and found the ride comfortable. Around town it holds its own, except on very rough roads. see full smart fortwo review
2008 smart fortwo Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Convertible 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
There is no rear seat. Fortwo mean for 2 people. No surprises. see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
Ah, there is no rear seat? see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
there are no rear seats see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
There is no rear seat. This is okay with me. But for someone looking for a family vehicle this could be a downside. I mostly see it as an excuse to not have to cart others around. see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
Does not exist see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
There is no rear seat see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
Well there is no rear seat to start with. But this could have been a better designed flip down tray design for groceries and other items. see full smart fortwo review
 

2008 smart fortwo 2-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Pure Passion
Standard Engine 1.0L I3
DOHC-4v
70 hp@5800
68 lb-ft@4500
1.0L I3
DOHC-4v
70 hp@5800
68 lb-ft@4500
Standard Transmission5-speed automated manual5-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWD
Standard Tires155/60R15 tires (front)
175/55R15 tires (rear)
155/60R15 tires (front)
175/55R15 tires (rear)

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2008 smart fortwo 2-door Convertible Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Passion
Standard Engine 1.0L I3
DOHC-4v
70 hp@5800
68 lb-ft@4500
Standard Transmission5-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainRWD
Standard Tires155/60R15 tires (front)
175/55R15 tires (rear)

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2008 smart fortwo

2008 smart fortwo Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
peppy little engine; just the right size. see full smart fortwo review
2009 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
Found that it preforms much better than the comments the talking heads have made in most of the car reviews. Not all of need to go 0to60 in 4.0 seconds. see full smart fortwo review
2008 smart fortwo Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 2dr Convertible 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
Only fair acceleration. Shifts poorly. see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
3 cylinder engine does not provide adequate power and very DANGEROUS when you need the power to get out of the way in emergencies see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
70 hp, could use more Pep see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
Not much power. This could and should be remedied by offering some of the turbo powered engines available in other markets. The transmission needs to be "tweaked" to reduce the lag when shifting gears on acceleration. see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
71hp - adequate around town, but very little reserve power if you need it see full smart fortwo review
2008 2dr Convertible 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
I am not a big fan of this "manual-matic" transmission. I prefer to have a clutch pedal as it complements the fun factor in driving. This is a personal preference and other smart owners love the current configuration. For me, the shifting is too slow. see full smart fortwo review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2008 smart fortwo

2008 smart fortwo Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Hatch 70-horsepower 1.0L I3
5-speed automated manual RWD
Car is very capable and stable in snow or ice with correct winter tires, don't think it could handle anything over 6". see full smart fortwo review
 

2008 smart fortwo MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
2dr Hatch Pure 11,590 0 645
2dr Hatch Passion 13,590 0 645
2dr Convertible Passion 16,590 0 645

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