Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Smart Forfour Hatchback hatchback?
The Forfour came out in July 2004, so it's still too new for a fair assessment of its reliability. Being a fairly minor manufacturer, Smart is rarely included in the majority of reliability surveys, so details on this are also fairly sketchy.
Our own experience of the Smart has been disappointing. We ran one on a 12-month test, and during that time, it suffered two severe breakdowns in the space of 1000 miles, along with a few other niggles.