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Used Smart Fortwo 14-present
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What used Smart Fortwo Coupe city-car will I get for my budget?

Prices for a Smart Fortwo at the time of writing start at £6500 for a 1.0-litre version. A Fortwo with more powerful turbocharged 0.9-litre is around £8000. For the top-of-the-range Brabus model, you’ll need to have a budget of around £13,000 in order to find a clean example with a full service history and no previous accident damage.

If you’re interested in the electric variant, then you’ll need to spend around £18,000 for a 2017 example with a low 1500 miles on the clock.

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How much does it cost to run a Smart Fortwo Coupe city-car?

All Fortwos (including the Brabus version) have an average economy figure over 60mpg, so it’s unlikely this Smart car will cost you a lot to run.

The range kicks off with the 1.0-litre 71bhp engine that has a combined average of 68.9mpg and free road tax. The more powerful turbocharged 89bhp 0.9-litre engine is nearly as economical at 67.3mpg and also breaks into the free tax band. And even the ‘high-performance’ Brabus version with its 109bhp 0.9-litre engine has an average economy figure of 62.8mpg, although you will have to pay £20 for road tax. Oh, the price that must be paid for power.

For those who’d rather have a car powered by electricity than petrol, the electric version has an official range of 100 miles, although, in the real world, it’ll be more like 60-75 miles.

If you are purchasing a Smart Fortwo registered after April 2017, bear in mind that the tax system changed and means that all models will be charged a flat-rate fee of £140.

Insurance should be low, even for younger drivers and servicing costs are in-line with rivals. Smart does offer some flexible service plans to help spread the cost of maintenance.


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