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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
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PROS

  • Great in the city
  • Well built
  • Easy to park
  • Economical and cheap to run
  • CDI diesel available

CONS

  • Too small for the needs of many
  • Wooden handling out of town
  • Jerky gear change

Verdict

This is the convertible version of the car that most people know simply as the Smart car - although it looks very similar the normal coupe. The model's picked up a cult following since being launched in right-hand drive form in 2001 and is now an everyday sight in towns and cities up and down the country. It's easy to see why: it's fun, simple to park, cheap to run and well equipped for urban life.

The cheeky cabriolet version injects an extra dose of fun and feel-good factor in the summer thanks to a fabric roof that quickly folds down. Unfortunately it shares the same sluggish gearbox as the coupe model and is not great on open roads. However, there is a Brabus version available which adds more power and a sporty bodykit.

What owners say about this car

Rear all the reviews you can. Ask about them from an owner or two. MUST get one with full service... Read owner review

Roomy two seat car that can easily negotiate illegally pavement parked cars without stopping to... Read owner review

The size - its so easy to drive and use, but you can also cover large distances without a problem. Read owner review

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