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.
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.