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Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    5 out of 5 stars

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Smart Fortwo (07-) Open
1 reader reviews for Smart Fortwo Cabriolet.
  • 1.0 Brabus Xclusive 2dr

    Kevin Leigh , Essex . Date: 10/10/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I recently bought a Brabus cabriolet 102bhp version as I wanted something practical for town yet fun to drive. Like most people I don't need 4 seats; often it is just me driving. I tested all the Smart models save the diesel version. Frankly in the real world there's little difference off the mark between the 71, 84 & 102bhp versions: any of them would be ideal. However, the Brabus is definitely nippier once on the go & the power comes in handy whether around town in the 20-30mph range or on the open road joining carriageways or manoeuvring in fast heavy traffic. More importantly, despite what I've read, the Brabus drives better than other models. It sits tighter to the road & makes country lanes & general nipping about more fun. I'd liken it to the difference between driving a Rolls Royce & a Bentley (I have had both so know the difference). In fact the Brabus is an alternative to my Bentley Arnage so I scan compare the fun, the finish & driving characteristics. The Brabus is a whole lot more fun, especially with the cabriolet option that works at any speed & looks good. Fuel economy is acceptable (45mpg so far with a mixture of town & distance driving). The fit & finish of everything is excellent. The sound system is amazing & it has all the toys you need save perhaps auto-lights. One thing that is a must is the power steering. It makes the car so much easier to drive & doesn't detract from faster driving. Given the cost it's the most fun car I've driven & I've tried many!

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