If you are looking for an economic little hatchback or indeed just an economic little car, then there are plenty of different options on the busy used car market. If you want one that likes to have fun, and which has a sense of humour in the bargain, then the options begin to narrow. Economy, fun and silliness in one great package? Well Autel MaxiSys MS908, the only really option is to buy a used Smart car. This Mercedes-Benz owned company produce these brightly coloured cars with lots of variations and personalisation options, all of which are surprisingly good for the environment.
If you are convinced by the idea of buying a used Smart car, then you have a few options when it comes to the different models that the brand produce. They may now only make the ForTwo model, but on the used Smart market is the ForTwo, ForFour and Roadster options, each with their own set of specs and temptations to make people want to buy them. But which is perfect for you?
The ForTwo is the Smart ranges most popular model. As the name would suggest, this is a small car that only has two seats in it. This makes it pretty much perfect for busy city driving, where parking is gold and where people who commute get stuck in long tailbacks and problem traffic every morning. The exceptionally compact design means that this Smart car can be parked at right angle to the pavement without jutting out into the road, meaning that you can utilise much smaller spaces than most other cars on the market. Very convenient!
The ForFour also is pretty explicit in its name, seating four people and upgrading the smart brand into something that can actually be taken seriously by city driving people with a kid or lots of baggage! Thankfully Smart have raised the engine size to over a litre, as the 0.7 litre engine of the ForTwo would really struggle to move this bigger weight. As it is, this surreal looking car with big panoramic windows manages perfectly well to be just as nippy and suitable as its littler sibling.
Then we have the Smart roadster, which is a different car altogether. Forget compact hatchbacks, this car is a roadster. Bering a remarkable similarity to chunky little Lotus cars, this is a really cheap and economical car for people who want to believe they are driving a sports car. I in fact love this car, I feel that it is so out there and ridiculous that it has actually managed to be pretty cool and able to laugh at itself OBD Tool. This is the very most fun that the Smart range has, and it looks great with it!
As you can see, there are more options in the used Smart market than the new one, and this is perhaps why used Smarts are becoming so popular. Deciding which one you love will probably come down to how many seats you need, and how serious you are feeling!
Pete J Ridgard is a writer and a car enthusiast. He currently writes for the automotive industry. Here he discusses Used Smart cars.