Used Smart Forfour Hatchback 2004 - 2007 review

Category: Small car

Section: Ownership cost

2004 - 2007 review
Smart Forfour Hatchback
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Ownership cost

What used Smart Forfour Hatchback hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Smart Forfour Hatchback hatchback?

Forfour ownership isn't cheap. It was pricier than most competitors as a new car, and even though residuals aren't all that strong, used examples are still rather expensive because the car is too new for depreciation to have really taken its toll. As a result, prices haven't really come down all that much.

It is cheap to run, though, and most Forfours will better 50mpg. Only the 1.3 and 1.5 petrols fail to achieve this, but both get close. Even the fiery Brabus gives an average of 41.5mpg, which isn't bad considering its power and performance.

The Brabus doesn't fare as well on insurance, though, being in group 16. However, the rest of the range is more sensible, with classifications ranging from group 4 for the 1.0 to group 7 for the 95bhp diesel.

Smart owners will also pay plenty when it comes to servicing, because the costs for routine maintenance are significantly higher than for most competitors.