Other Smart City (2000 - 2004) models:

  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?


    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Probably get something with 4 seats, and keep smart as well

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Toyota Celica

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    April 2003

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Bought from a auction- Smart gmbh was offloading the last of its LHD 52 plates, to make room for new RHD vehicles

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Very good price for pre-reg

    What was the dealer like?


  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Slow, but very very easy to drive. Can cope with motorways well, but acceleration above 65 is marginal. Comfortable seats for a cheap car, and roomy for tall drivers.

    What's it like to park?

    take a guess

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Boot catch was broken when new, fixed under warranty. Other than that, amazingly reliable (far better than previous Mercedes)

    What's most practical about your car?

    Parking, esp parallel, fuel consumption (~55mpg)

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Glass panel sunroof (be sure to get A/C, as gets very hot inside in direct sunlight)