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Used Smart ForTwo for Sale

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Smart FORTWO COUPE Grandstyle Softouch Auto 84

£6,370
LONDON
2014 (14) 9,215 miles Petrol Automatic
020 3018 3934* View details

Smart ForTwo CABRIO PASSION,Auto

£3,695 was £3,995
London
2009 (09) 63,000 miles Petrol Automatic
020 3018 3906* View details

Smart ForTwo PASSION

£3,595 was £3,895
LONDON
2008 (58) 21,000 miles Petrol Automatic
020 3018 3729* View details

Smart ForTwo PASSION

£3,495 was £3,695
LONDON
2009 (09) 46,000 miles Petrol Automatic
020 3018 3729* View details

Smart ForTwo

£3,945
London
2010 (60) 42,980 miles Diesel Automatic
020 3018 2758* View details

Smart fortwo New smart prime Premium

£9,989 was £10,989
London
2015 (15) 4,000 miles Petrol Manual
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2905* View details

Smart fortwo New smart passion

£9,495 was £10,989
London
2015 (15) 2,535 miles Petrol Manual
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2905* View details

Smart fortwo New smart passion

£8,989
BRENTFORD
2015 (65) 1,720 miles Petrol Manual
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2725* View details

Smart fortwo New smart edition Black cabrio

£11,989
BRENTFORD
2016 (16) Petrol Manual
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2725* View details

Smart fortwo New smart passion cabrio

£10,489 was £10,989
BRENTFORD
2016 (16) Petrol Automatic
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2725* View details

Smart fortwo New smart passion

£9,989 was £10,489
BRENTFORD
2016 (16) Petrol Automatic
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2725* View details

Smart fortwo New smart passion

£8,989 was £10,787
BRENTFORD
2015 (65) 10 miles Petrol Manual
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2725* View details

Smart fortwo New smart prime cabrio

£13,489 was £13,990
Croydon
2016 (65) 2,662 miles Petrol Automatic
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2607* View details

Smart fortwo New smart prime cabrio

£13,489
Croydon
2016 (16) Petrol Automatic
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2607* View details

Smart fortwo New smart prime

£12,489
Croydon
2016 (16) Petrol Automatic
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2607* View details

Smart fortwo New smart passion cabrio

£11,989
Croydon
2016 (16) Petrol Automatic
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2607* View details

Smart fortwo New smart edition Black cabrio

£11,490
Croydon
2016 (16) Petrol Manual
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2607* View details

Smart fortwo New smart edition Black cabrio

£11,489
Croydon
2016 (16) Petrol Manual
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2607* View details

Smart fortwo New smart passion

£7,989 was £9,990
Croydon
2016 (65) 510 miles Petrol Manual
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2607* View details

Smart fortwo Cabrio Edition21 Mhd 2Dr Softouch Auto Petrol Cabriolet

£5,995
London
2013 (13) 9,500 miles Petrol Automatic
Franchised Dealer
020 3018 2869* View details

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Smart ForTwo

Used Smart ForTwo

AA Cars works closely with thousands of UK used car dealers to bring you one of the largest selections of Smart ForTwo cars on the market. You can also browse Smart dealers to find a second hand car close to you today. All used Smart ForTwo on the AA Cars website come with free 12 months breakdown cover.

Expert Opinion

Small, quirky and economic, when the Smart ForTwo was first revealed in 1998 it was a revolutionary concept, and arguably one of the most inventive and visually exciting cars to enter the market in years. Fifteen years and a generation later, it may have lost some of that initial quirky appeal, but it remains one of the most unique and idiosyncratic cars on UK roads. It's no refined motorway cruiser and it's certainly not something to take driving along high windy cliffs, but as a city runaround which is cheap to run, incredibly easy to park, and iconic in its design, it is hard to fault.

Key Facts

New Price
£9,575 - £16,895
AA Cars Average
£6,865
MPG
49.6 - 85.6
CO2 (g/km)
86 - 136
Tax Band
A - E
Noise Level
70.0 - 74.0

About Smart ForTwo

First released in 1998, the Smart ForTwo is today instantly recognisable for its tiny frame, its idiosyncratic style and its playful nature. It's no motorway cruiser, but for life in the traffic-heavy city, the ForTwo is still perfect suited.
Despite its age, the ForTwo design remains modern and unique - although cars such as the Toyota iQ have borrowed heavily from it - and remains an efficient, innovative and fun city car.

Why buy a used ForTwo?

Designed for life in cramped urban environments, the ForTwo's primary strengths are its compact size, nimble ability and its excellent run costs. At just over 2.5 metres long it is far from a practical family car, but inside it is far from cluttered or claustrophobic. Despite its short length, the latest generation car manages to fit in a 220 litre boot, which beats that available in both the MINI hatchback and the Fiat 500.

The space in the front is ample enough for a tall driver and passenger, which again pits it favourably against some of its rival city cars. The lack of back seats might limit its overall practicality, but in terms of its requirements - shopping trips, A to B journeys - it is very well equipped and comfortable.

Where it falls behind its rival city cars is in its drive. Up to 40mph it copes well, but beyond that its compact frame and conservative engines start to struggle, which makes the ForTwo a car at odds with even the idea of motorway cruising. A 1.0 litre petrol engine offers 71bhp in its base model, but this extends up to 102bhp in the flagship Brabus model. Its top speed of 90mph is certainly not to be sniffed at, but maintaining this speed is hard; especially considering the effect of crosswinds on the dinky car.

The smallest diesel option - a 0.8 litre diesel engine - offers the best efficiency, with returns of an impressive 85.6mph combined, and CO2 emissions of just 86g/km. As the power increases so to do run costs, but even the top of the range 101bhp petrol engine returns an impressive 54.3mpg and emissions of just 119g/km.

An electrically powered version first released on limited run in 2007, the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, offers a cleaner performance option, but requires a safe place where it can be plugged in to charge. A decent 70 mile range makes it good as a city runaround, but as a car which can compete with its petrol and diesel fuelled siblings it has some progress yet to make.

In the city its performance is good, and with power steering fitted it is easily manoeuvrable, offers excellent all round visibility, and manages a tiny turning circle. The ride can be a little bit unrefined - especially at speed - and suspension lacks the forgiving nature that uneven UK roads requires, but it makes up for what it lacks in comfort it makes up for in charm and being able to slip in and out of the tightest traffic jams and the smallest parking space.

ForTwo updates

Here is a short history of the ForTwo, starting with its launch in 1998.

  • The first Smart ForTwo was unveiled at the 1998 Paris Motor Show, where it was badged as the Smart City Coupé.
  • In 2002 the ForTwo received a facelift, which increased the size of the engine in the base model from 599cc to 698cc.
  • A jointly developed ForTwo from Smart and Brabus was released in 2003, and featured a 698cc engine 74bhp, 110 Nm of torque, wider set wheels and a revised exterior including a new grill and exhaust.
  • 2007 saw the release of the second generation ForTwo, which added slightly more length and a better safety rating to the existing model. Design-wise it changed very little.
  • That same year 100 units of the new Smart Electric Drive were released in London, featuring a fully electrical powertrain.
  • The third generation ForTwo is set to begin production toward the end of 2013.

Which used ForTwo should I buy?

Although there's not much space for unnecessary equipment in the ForTwo, there are a good amount of options available. Here are the trim levels in the latest generation and their key features.

Smart ForTwo Pulse

Pulse

H7 projection headlights, lockable glove compartment with terminal strip, RDS radio with AUX and USB connectivity, ESP, ABS, crash sensor, automatic hill start, 15" allow wheels.

Smart ForTwo Passion

Passion

H7 projection headlights, lockable glove compartment with terminal strip, RDS radio with AUX and USB connectivity, ESP, ABS, crash sensor, automatic hill start, air con, 15" alloy wheels, air con.

Smart ForTwo Brabus Xclusive

Brabus Xclusive

H7 projection headlights, lockable glove compartment with terminal strip, Brabus styling kit including front spoiler, and sports exhaust system, RDS radio with AUX and USB connectivity, ESP, ABS, crash sensor, automatic hill start, air con, 15" alloy wheels, air con, LED daytime running lights, Brabus sports suspension.

What should I look for when buying a used ForTwo?

Check for some of these commonly found faults to ensure that you walk away with a Smart ForTwo in good condition.

  • Some ForTwos have suffered from their keys and remote controls losing their codes, which causes them to stop working. Check that this is not the case, as any new keys will need to be ordered from Smart and can be a lengthy process.
  • Make sure all headlights and indicators work, as replacing a bulb requires the full front of the car to be removed.
  • Check that all panels and body kit are free from dents, scratches and cracks. Any visible damage - even if it may seem minor on other cars - could be a sign of a problem on the compact ForTwo.
  • Make sure there are no water leaks by feeling the front footwell carpet. If it is damp it could be a sign of a leak; something which could prove to be a problem due to the electrics which run under the front carpet.
  • Leave the car parked for 10 to 15 minutes, then check for any oil deposits under the engine. Any oil leaks normally come from the intercooler tract, which will need to be replaced.
  • As they are designed as affordable city runarounds, any ForTwo with a high mileage (anything over 50,000) is likely to have a high level of engine wear. Be aware that a Smart car with a 50,000 mileage will display as much wear as a cruising car with 100,000 miles on the clock.
  • Any knocking noises coming from the front suspension when driving over bumps could be a sign of a bottom ball joint which should be replaced. Knocking from the back will mean either a problem with a bottom bush or the shock absorbers.

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