Written on: 30/06/2006 by garrysmith1964 (1 review written)
The Smart Car is a very good idea if you want to travel alone or with one passenger (and very little luggage). It's responsive, quick of the mark, very economical and cheap to insure.
I know my car is almost six years old and I have had to replace the battery, which I'm sure it needed as the old one was the original battery. But I had a puncture and because the Smart doesn't carry a spare, I had to call out Green Flag and even then we couldn't find a place who stocked the tyres - I left it with ATS and they ordered one in for me. I've also had some electrical problems but no garage will touch the car except Smart - they plug a diagnosis machine into the dashboard which tells them what's wrong, but that costs £99+VAT (1 hour)...then I have to pay for it to get fixed!
I'm selling this Smart Fortwo Passion very soon! It seems to me that the Smart Car should be viewed as an enthusiasts car, much like an old Beetle or vintage car, because it needs to be tended to by a specialst garage (Smart).