The second generation, build series W451 (internally: C 451, Coupé – A 451, Cabrio), was introduced in November 2006—its length increased by 200 mm to 2,690 mm (106.1 in) and offering improved crash performance. The second generation retained the interchangeable plastic body panels as well as the prominent exposed, rigid steel safety cell, which is 50% high-strength steel, hot-dip galvanised and powder-coated—and marketed as Tridion.
The range received a minor interior facelift for model year 2011 with standard knee airbags, new instrument cluster, more extensive cloth trimming for the top of the instrument panel, circular rather than rectangular outboard dash vents, optional multimedia system with a 6.5" display, and optional surround-sound audio system. For model year 2013 all Fortwo's received a minor exterior facelift with revised lower facias, front and rear, and a relocated brand emblem located inside rather than above the front grille.
The second generation Fortwo remained the lightest production car on sale in Europe.
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Can park anywhere
Small car for tight maneuvering
Airport pick up depends on my availability. Otherwise you will be notified of where the vehicle is located for pick up.
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2015 smart fortwoBe smart #1154.541
Skye was so quick to get back to me about my last minute reservation. I only had it for the day, but my first Turo booking trip exceeded my expectations. After a stressful day trying to book with other rental companies, skye made it all so simple and I couldn't be more grateful! The smart car is great on gas and the perfect size for two people that just need to get around in Cali. Thank you so much for everything!! Definitely recommending Turo and happy with how things went.
It was a learning experience for us using Turo for the first time and Skye was very patient with us. Renting online was good and he was great at communicating and helping me with uploading my license. It was kinda tricky getting to the car from LAX but it ended up being ok. In the description it did say a sun roof and I was excited because we had not been to sunny LA in 15 yrs so when it ended up being a miss print we were sad for a moment but easily got over it. The smart car is a fun little car to drive and great for LA traffic. The car did have a nice box of ziploc baggies left in it! Ha not sure what that was for! Thanks for a great ride and helping us have a great trip to LA!
Good price, but it was seriously misadvertised as "free delivery to LAX" when in fact it was parked a $25 Lyft ride away. The driver's policy is that the car is picked up wherever the last driver chose to drop it off. It should not be listed as free delivery to LAX.
The car is fine. Pretty jerky but good gas mileage and cheap.
I think you know what you are getting when booking this SMART Car. I got a few laugh from how small it was and how tall I am but that is what I was going for as well as ease of use from LAX. So all in all good. Skye was very good at communicating at the arrival stage and before. I sent numerous texts when I was dropping off and got no reply. That's fine not a negative but having used this app for the first I was a little nervous I was doing right. So, nice all in all. Fun little car. Brakes are very touchy and take a minute to get used to. The shift from 1st to 2nd has a delayed reaction but again when you get used to it, not really an issue.
Note that this car is very base model, not what you would expect of a smart car. Manual windows, mirrors, no Bluetooth, etc. Not terrible but not as smart as I thought. Had some issues with the directions in finding the car as well as the keys, and a couple issues with the car itself. Was mostly an ok trip but could use improvement.
Skye made the entire reservation process very easily. The car was located just a quick free shuttle ride away (via Enterprise) and I was able to quickly be on my way.
I had never driven a SmartCar before, which was perfect for LA driving and parking. I was in LA by myself so the size was perfect for me and the miles per gallon was a dream. I would definitely rent from Skye again - thank you!
Skye was great-no issues with the service at all. Everything went smooth. My only issue was with the car itself. Since I have never driven a Smart fortwo before, it might have been totally normal, but the car hesitated whenever it would shift through the gears to the point where my head would rock back and forth.
If you only need the fortwo to get around surface roads I'm sure it would be ideal. But if you are planning any freeway driving, this is not the vehicle to choose.
I would rent from Skye again. Skye responded quickly via text and turo app messages. I probably wouldn't rent the Smart for two smart car again however. The brakes were a bit squeeky and the transmission was not smooth. Other than that, it drove perfectly well.
Be aware that this car is not actually at the LAX airport. It is located on street parking near a bunch of rental car buildings. If you check google maps to see which rental car companies are nearby, you can take a shuttle to and from the airport for pickup/dropoff.
Car does the job for getting around LA. Once I found the car, things were easy, but the car is NOT at the airport. You have to take an uber and spend $10 each way to get from the airport to the car and back when you're done. Also, the burden is on you to find parking for the car once you get back, as he doesn't have a designated spot for it and you have to find street parking. That aside, Skye answered immediately whenever I contacted him, which was great.
His car wasn't clean He didn't meet at the airport; had to spend my own money to meet him Unprofessional Was ignoring phone calls Didn't meet me at the end of reservation; instead he said leave the car at Denny and put keys under mat VERY RUDE
Skye was a really nice guy. The car was in good condition and I had no problems with it. The one negative is that I had to wait on him since he was about an hour late. I would rent from him again however.