Rubbish and pointless
Central locking wouldn't let me out of the car.
Immediate loss of all power, lights, everything at 4am on an unlit road; I was narrowly missed by a lorry following at speed.
At 70 mph on the motorway, the turbo waste-gate failed and immediately dropped to 30mph. I was terrified.
Despite being told this Smart CDI would improve after 3000 miles, at 6000 miles it was consistently doing 55mpg, the same as the day we bought it, that's 30mpg or 221 miles per tankful short of Mercedes claim of 85mpg or 621 miles per tankful, as stated on their TV advert.
I didn't expect 85mpg, but I did expect around 75mpg, allowing for my very light driving style.
There are many 4 seat, bigger, cheaper cars available that do more MPG than the Smart, with a more comfortable ride, making it the most pointless car on the market.
I previously owned the Smart 42 petrol, and that was just as bad, and the customer after sales service is appalling.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th November, 2010