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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Smart Roadster Coupe (03-07) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

Funky image, great fun to drive, very economical and cheap to run, characterful turbocharged engine, Brabus version available

CONS

Limited luggage space, some scratchy interior plastics, noisy at motorway speeds

At a glance

New price £13,395 - £18,600
Used price £605 - £5,305
Fuel economy 52 - 55 mpg
Road tax cost £125
Insurance group 20 - 26 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Funky image, great fun to drive, very economical and cheap to run, characterful turbocharged engine, Brabus version available

CONS

Limited luggage space, some scratchy interior plastics, noisy at motorway speeds

Smart Roadster Coupe rivals

Mazda
MX-5
4 out of 5 4.0
Daihatsu
Copen
3.5 out of 5 3.5

List the key attributes for any good small sports car and stylish good looks, sharp handling and peppy engines are likely to be at the top. The Smart Roadster boasts all three, plus that all important fun factor, making it one of the most characterful two seaters of recent times. It is very small at less than three and half metres long, but there's a surprising amount of legroom in the cabin, even for those over six foot tall.

Powered by a distinctive 698cc turbocharged engine its performance figures don't look particularly impressive on paper, but out on the road it feels very nippy, with great acceleration from low down. The Roadster Coupe is also great fun and guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you get behind the wheel. It's a car that is destined to be a future classic.

Smart Roadster Coupe rivals

Mazda
MX-5
4 out of 5 4.0
Daihatsu
Copen
3.5 out of 5 3.5

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