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.
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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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There are 2 Smart Fortwo versions available
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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.
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