The automotive press dubbed the ultimate city car, the Smart ForTwo. But when it came down to it, the build quality of the Smart ForTwo was substandard. The car was vastly underpowered compared to almost everything else on the road. The Smart ForTwo was sold for a decade with minimal changes, which didn’t sit well with consumers (via Hot Cars).
The styling of the ForTwo was cool for a short period. The car was a fun car to drive in an urban area, but if you had to go out on the highway, it wasn’t very pleasant. The Smart Car was one of the tiniest vehicles on the road and still is. The Smart ForTwo was a car to be avoided as there were much better fuel-efficient vehicles from the same era.