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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Smart Fortwo Cabriolet (16-19) review.

Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Smart Fortwo Cabriolet (07-14) - rated 3.5 out of 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

At a glance

New price £9,203 - £21,895
Used price £925 - £9,185
Fuel economy 52 - 85 mpg
Road tax cost £0 - £125
Insurance group 2 - 15 How much is it to insure?

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

Smart Fortwo Cabriolet rivals

Daihatsu
Copen
3.5 out of 5 3.5

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.

Smart Fortwo Cabriolet rivals

Daihatsu
Copen
3.5 out of 5 3.5

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