I am not into cars whatsoever - I've always been a biker.
That was, until I drove my partner's Smart, then I got a Roadster and now we have a Forfour. Some people may think it's a tad too much, but I have opened up Scotland's only Smart garage which deals in modified parts and servicing - a snip at Mercedes prices, but with a lot more care.
Check out my website - www.mcsmarts.co.uk.
I've owned this car for 6 months now and overall its a great car. Its very nippy about town and there's plenty of room inside. The boot is small as you would expect, but for the size of the car what do you expect!
The cabin trim looks cheap but it is quirky just like the car itself. Fuel consumption is low, unless you turn on the air con, as this eats petrol. It does lose power when it changes gear, but its something you get used to as you adapt your driving style.
This car is not just a means of getting from one place to another: it's more a travelling art-form. There are cars which are cheaper, more practical, faster, more comfortable and even greener. None have a fraction of the personality of the Fortwo.
This is a machine designed by someone with a soul. It's a no-compromise pedigree and, if you want to, you can always kid yourself that you want one because it's easy to park or because it's (relatively) ecological. The reality is that this tiny, highly-strung heart-throb begs to be brought in at night, parked in front of the fire and covered with a woolly blanket.
'Built by Mercedes,' says the microscopic underfloor power unit, and, perhaps, that's the biggest plus of all: this little bundle of fun is not the usual anonymous assemblage of bits and pieces from all over the globe. The whole thing has been put together as an entity, with as few environmental nasties as possible, at a custom-built plant in France.
The Smart isn't faultless, (what great pioneering design was?), but its few shortcomings only make it more lovable.
I bought my Smart in December 2005 and commute from Glasgow to Edinburgh every day. I have now covered 10,000 miles in the little car and cannot fault it.
The car, although limited to 85mph (so i'm told, officer), has no problem keeping up with the other traffic. I like the performance when, once you master the semi-automatic gearbox, you can nip in and out of traffic and annoy that white van man.
I'm sure all Smart drivers will also agree that everytime I park the 'smart' way, I can't help but smile as everyone else looks on with jealousy.
Also, I just got my car tax in - £40 for a year, along with insurance renewal of £225 which, for a 22-year old in Glasgow city centre, is amazing.
My only concern is when its windy - then you know all about it.
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