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It seems I've unwittingly bought an new iPod, instead of a new car. Meh.

Apprently the second greenest car you can buy (Or at least it was...).

First impressions, nice to drive through a city, great fuel consumption, stupidly easy to park, £35 road tax. Love it!
10th Jan 2009, 15:29   | tags:,,,

crickson says:

Woo! I love smart cars - but it looks like someones painted bananas over your numberplate...

10th Jan 2009, 16:05

chris says:

Personalised preg numbers are so passé - fruit-based number plates are the future!

10th Jan 2009, 16:20

Steve says:

Are those Bananas doing rude things to each other?

Nice car mate.

10th Jan 2009, 16:24

JokerXL says:

They're so much fun to drive, shoots away from the lights like a little rocket.

10th Jan 2009, 19:26

seaneeboy says:

And you can fit it in most overhead lockers!

Is this in addition to, or a replacement for, the other car?

19th Jan 2009, 15:30

chris says:

In addition to! I am officially a 2 car man. Although the Midget needs a bit of work in preparation for the summer so isn't currently my daily driver.

It needs a clean but I feel like I should haggle at the garage for at least a half price car wash...

20th Jan 2009, 13:32

mat says:

Oooh, nice. I considered a Smart when I needed to replace my near-dead 206 a few months ago. But I, personally, don't much like the styling, and I don't think they do a diesel model, do they? Plus there's no room in the back for a dog crate. :) They do drive nice though - although a discerning driver like yourself obviously wouldn't be seen in something that didn't drive nice.

My Panda is pretty much the same in terms of costs/efficiency as the Smarts, iirc. Bit bigger. Less well appointed inside. Swings/roundabouts.

20th Jan 2009, 14:33

chris says:

They're due to be bringing out a diesel soon I think - but I seem to remember mixed reviews.

I did consider the Panda - I especially like the 100HP version, but the Smart won out in the end.

20th Jan 2009, 17:52

beth says:

nice, i looked at these when i brielfy dreamed of owning a car. how are they at getting up hill?

my instructor put me off because she really didn't think they'd be very good in an accident :(

27th Jan 2009, 19:11

chris says:

They're pretty darn nippy - 1 litre engine in a car weighing about half that of a normal saloon means it's fairly quick.

And they're pretty safe too 4 star euro ncap!

27th Jan 2009, 20:13

rhys says:

Last year I was behind a smart car that had a tyre blow out. It rolled and rolled like a football coming to rest inches from a oak tree. The car was a complete mess, clearly a write off, but the young lady walked out with only a few cuts and bruses.

1st Feb 2009, 21:59