Used Smart Fortwo Coupe 2003 - 2007 review

Category: Small car

Section: Our recommendations

2003 - 2007 review
Smart Fortwo Coupe (03 - 07)
  • Smart Fortwo Coupe (03 - 07)
  • Smart Fortwo Coupe (03 - 07)
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Our recommendations

Which used Smart Fortwo Coupe coupe should I buy?

The ForTwo started life as the CityCoupe, and came with a turbocharged 599cc engine giving either 44bhp or 54bhp. In each, performance is fine for town use, but not anywhere else.

The 44bhp engine came in Pure trim, which includes remote central locking, twin front airbags, traction control and electric windows. The 54bhp engine came in either Pulse trim, with the same kit as Pure models, or Passion, which adds air-con and alloy wheels.

In 2003, the CityCoupe became the ForTwo. Trim levels were largely unchanged, but there were alterations to the engine range. 50bhp or 61bhp versions were sold, and eventually, a Brabus model with 74bhp. Leave this one alone, though, because fuel economy isn't as good, and it's no better to drive.

We'd recommend Pulse models. These give you the right engine in both ranges, the level of equipment you get is sufficient and it's still fairly cheap.