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For Smart Fortwo owners can park where other drivers wouldn't even consider, and its running costs and emissions are very low.

Against The ride is too firm, it's noisy and poor to drive. Entry-level Pulse models are short of some desirable kit.

Smart Fortwo Coupe
11 5stars

The Smart Fortwo is worth considering if you never venture outside the city limits, but it's compromised and struggles at higher speeds.

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The full Smart Fortwo review

There are 2 Smart Fortwo versions available

Coupe 1.0 70 mhd Grandstyle Edn 2dr £10,330
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Coupe 1.0 84 Grandstyle Edition 2dr £10,650
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Smart usurped the demand for city cars before it was there. Now, in these more environmentally and economically conscious times, the Fortwo has come into its own in both ‘Coupe’ and ‘Cabriolet’ guises.

The Smart works well in the city, where its lofty driving position and tiny dimensions make it easy to spot parking places and squeeze into them.

The ‘micro hybrid’ models come equipped with engine stop-start to improve emissions and consumption even further.

Petrol engines are all 999cc in capacity, with outputs ranging from 70-101bhp – that headline figure for the preposterous Brabus model.

Engines with middling outputs make most sense, and the small 54bhp diesel is also interesting as it brings 85.6mpg capability.

Two seats, a small luggage compartment, choppy suspension and dim-witted automatic transmission mean no version is great to drive, but it’s a clever town car.

Reader test team says:

Smart Fortwo Coupe 1.0 70 Passion 2dr

Having owned, between my partner and I, 11 smart cars, we know a thing or two about the brand. We've pretty much had everything bar a crossblade. So…

Steven Crawford

5 out of 5 stars

Smart Fortwo Coupe 1.0 70 Pulse 2dr

My second Smart 42 and I love it. Much quieter than the previous model and the gear change and engine response are much improved, whilst the character…

Lesley Saphin

5 out of 5 stars

Smart Fortwo Coupe 1.0 70 Passion 2dr

I've only clocked up 100 miles from new and when I collected the car I had to drive it on a motorway, dual carrage way and A-Roads, didn't struggle…

Iain MacAskill

4 out of 5 stars

Smart Fortwo Coupe 1.0 70 Passion 2dr

When i first walked up to it for my test drive i thought no way, but when you get inside it's like the tardis it's really spacious. Anyway i bought it…

stewart clark

4 out of 5 stars
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