2006 smart roadster Review

2006 smart roadster Light 0.7 from UK and Ireland

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 0.7 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance29500 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Drive one and you'll try to find a reason not to buy it!!

Faults:

Leaks from soft top.

General Comments:

Amazing fun to drive, a raw driving experience as expected from a roadster at an affordable price, keeps me smiling.

Fuel consumption is great 40+ mpg (even with heavy driving, which I can't seem to help doing).

Expensive to service from the main dealer, lots of private outlets out there instead that give better, more affordable results. Parts are reasonably priced.

Lots of nice attention, from such a supposedly uncool car,'nonsense'.

These gems are prone to leak from the door and soft top seals, but the pure handling and surprising acceleration grunt from the turbo gifted engine far outweighs the drips on a rainy day.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2009

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review