Smart fortwo cabrio 0.9 Turbo Prime 2dr Petrol Cabriolet

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You choose the vehicle, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the vehicle outright for an agreed lump sum (the Guaranteed Minimum Future Value or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.

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Hire Purchase

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This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the vehicle is yours.

One of the main benefits with Hire Purchase is the ability to buy a high value vehicle on monthly payments.

Hire Purchase allows you to tailor your finance package as deposit, length of time and monthly payments are all flexible.

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Lease

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With a personal contract hire agreement you take control of a vehicle for a contractual period – usually referred to as the ‘lease period’. You will make fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract – when the contract expires you will simply return the vehicle and take out a new personal contract hire lease. PCH means you never have to worry about resale values of your vehicle.

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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Cabriolet
Trans: Manual

Electric front windows, Electronic Stability Programme, Voice recognition for smartphones, Direct steer system with speed sensitive power assistance and variable steering ratio, Automatic start/stop system...

MPG

Combined - 52 mpg EC Extra Urban - 59 mpg EC Urban - 45.

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Insurance Group

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

Performance (BHP)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

CO2 (g/km)

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Number Of Seats

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Road Tax

Ten Second Review

The third generation smart fortwo has answered many of the criticisms of the first two models. While many would still prefer a four seater (there's the forfour model for that), you could argue an open-topped version of the fortwo makes more sense. Could this be the cheapest new cabrio currently available?

Background

Since 1998, smart has offered what has become known as the fortwo, a two-seat city car with a rear-mounted engine. Famous for being able to park nose on to a curb legally, this model has something of a cult following. While the first generation was pretty awful to drive and the second still blighted by a clunky semi-auto gearbox, the third generation car offers a much more enjoyable driving experience. This will be crucial in winning new customers, something the cabrio version may be able to assist with. While a two-seat supermini is not really an option for many, an open car with room for only a pair of people is more acceptable. With a clever three position roof that can be opened at any speed and a reasonably low starting price (for a cabrio), could this be the smart's time to shine?

Driving Experience

Compared to its predecessors, the latest fortwo is something of a revelation to drive. Gone is the gearbox's hesitancy, meaning you no longer look (and feel) like a nodding dog as you accelerate. The manual gearbox is nothing special but its light, easy to use and no longer a source of constant frustration. Coupled with the 71PS version of the normally aspirated three-cylinder engine, its fine around town, although the car runs out of puff easily on the open road. 0-62 takes an agonising 14.9 seconds, while hills will often require a down change or two, especially at speed. A 900cc turbocharged engine is available boasting 90PS and considerably more torque. This brings the 0-62 time down to 10.8 seconds and should prove a much happier companion on A-roads and motorways. Neither engine can even manage 100mph but that's probably for the best. A much improved semi-automatic gearbox is available but this makes both variants even slower to accelerate. Thanks to significant strengthening of the shell, handling shouldn't be too different to the hard-topped car. That means lots of understeer and electronic intervention should you push too hard. At least the turning circle is tighter than ever at just 6.95m curb to curb.

Design and Build

At the core of the fortwo cabrio is the 'tridion' safety cell made of high strength steel. The visible area of this cell has been re-profiled for a sportier look. This provides the smart with good crash protection despite its diminutive size. There's also additional underbody reinforcement to help with the removal of the roof. Speaking of the roof, the 'tritop' soft top can be opened like a giant sunroof at any speed. For the full open air experience, you can remove the remaining roof bars and stow them in the boot, something rivals such as the Fiat 500C can't offer. Despite the opening roof, the rear screen is made of glass and is heated. Inside is the same funky interior we've come to expect from the regular fortwo. This means a fabric topped dashboard that, like the rest of the interior, can be had in a variety of colours. At first glance everything seems pretty well put together, although further inspection reveals quite a bit of cheap plastic in certain areas. At least the additional width of the third generation car means you won't be bumping elbows with your passenger.

Market and Model

On top of the pair of three cylinder engines smart is offering, there's also three trim levels to consider as well; passion, prime and proxy. While the hard-top starts at just over £11,000, you'll need a budget starting at around £13,500 to get this cabrio variant. Going for the pokier 90PS turbo engine requires a premium of around £600, while the auto 'box is nearly £1,000 more. Add the touchscreen infotainment system, heated seats and a few other trinkets and you'll be looking at over £16,000. All smarts come with alloy wheels, daytime running lights, a multi-function leather steering wheel, climate control and a stop start system. The 'prime' trim level adds funkier wheels, heated seats and a panoramic roof while 'proxy' models get lowered suspension, sportier wheels plus a distinctive white and blue interior colour scheme. On top of the usual airbags and electronic helpers, there's a crosswind assist, brake assist, hill start assist, forward collision warning and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Cost of Ownership

This is an area where the smart should excel, so it's a bit of a surprise to see that both manual and auto versions of the 71PS engine only manage CO2 emissions of 99g/km. The 90PS engine also manages 99g/km, although this drops to 97g/km if you opt for the auto 'box. Although those figures will mean free tax, you would expect them to be even lower. Fuel economy is promised to be good if not exceptional; 65.7mpg on the combined cycle for all variants apart from the 90PS auto. For that combination, consumption is reduced to 67.3mpg. The smart is a bit of a niche vehicle, so resale may not be too bad if you don't go crazy with the options. The warranty is also better than many; it may only be for three years but at least its unlimited mileage.

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Key Standard Features*

  • Bodypanels in White
  • Bodypanels in Black
  • Bodypanels in red
  • TRIDION safety cell in black
  • Bodypanels in solid paint
  • Tri top hood - Black with inside roof lining in grey
  • Leather - Black with grey stitching
Specification
Body Glass
Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting
Comfort windscreen wipers
Electric front windows
Heated rear window with timer
Brakes
ABS with Brake Assist
ESP + Hill Start Assist
Electronic Stability Programme
Brake assist function
Hill start assist
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic brake force distribution
Traction control
Communication
Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone
Voice recognition for smartphones
Driver Aids
Speed sensitive variable PAS
Direct steer system with speed sensitive power assistance and variable steering ratio
Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter
Crosswind Assist
Driver Convenience
Breakdown kit
Automatic start/stop system
Driver Information
Outside temperature display
Cockpit clock and rev counter
Instrument cluster with display
Seatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
Dashboard instruments with cockpit clock and rev counter
On board computer
Service interval indicator
Exterior temperature gauge with frost alarm
Driving Mirrors
Aspherically curved door mirror glass
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Manually adjustable door mirrors
Door mirror with aspherically curved mirror glass on the driver's side
Driving mirrors in tridion colour
Embellishment Trims
Matt Chrome interior door handles
Entertainment
Smart audio system with aux/USB interface
Bluetooth audio streaming
Smart audio system - matrix display, FM/AM tuner, USB/AUX, bluetooth audio streaming and telephone connect, volume control and 2 speakers
Exterior Body Features
Rear boot spoiler
Black front grille
Lockable service bonnet
Removable roof bars
Radiator trim in black
Outside temperature display with frost warning
Rear spoiler
Body coloured bumpers
Body colour door handles
Exterior Lights
Third brake light
Tail lights
H4 halogen headlamps
White side indicators
LED daytime running lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Automatic climate control
Hoods
Remote roof opener
Interior Features
Dashboard and door centre panel in black fabric and highlights in contrast colour
Through load facility
Lockable glovebox
12V Accessory socket
Front door storage bins
2 cupholders
Centre console storage tray
Load lashing points
Dashboard and door centre panel in black fabric and grey highlights
Height adjustable steering wheel
12V socket with cover
Leather trimmed gearshift lever
Lockable glove compartment
Load lashing eyes in luggage compartment
Centre console with pull out tray and double cup holder
Instrument cluster with multifunctional 3.5 inch colour display
Matt chrome interior door opener
Dashboard and door centre panel in Black fabric
Leather upholstery
Luggage compartment cover
Leather gear knob
Storage compartment in tailgate
Sunglasses holder
3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheel
Storage compartment in front doors
Interior Lights
Reading lights
Interior lighting incl. reading light for driver and passenger
Luggage compartment lighting
Safety
Front door side impact protection system
3 point seatbelts
Seatbelt warning
Seat belt force limiter
Seat belt tensioners
Airbags - windowbags
Airbag deactivation switch
Pedestrian impact protection front and side
Seat belts - Three-point, with seat belt tensioners and belt force limiters
Airbags - sidebags for driver and front passenger (combined head/thorax airbags)
Crash sensor for activation of hazard warning lights
Airbags - kneebag for driver
Driver and passenger airbags
Front side airbags(head+thorax)
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Drivers knee airbag
Crash sensor (auto switch - on of hazard warning lights/interior lighting)
Seats
Front seatback pockets
Height adjustable driver's seat
Driver and front passenger heated seats
Passenger seat with through load function
Map pockets on driver and passenger seatbacks
Heated front seats
Isofix child seat attachment
Front head restraints
Security
Central locking with convenience closing features and immobiliser
Remote central locking
Automatic door locking
Central locking with radio remote control and visual locking verification signal
Drive lock - Doors locked automatically when vehicle is on the move
Remote roof release with 3 button comfort key
Immobiliser
Folding key
Vanity Mirrors
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors
Wheels - Spare
Tyre repair kit
Breakdown kit with air compressor and sealant back
Options
Entertainment
DAB Digital radio£195.00
Paint - Metallic
Bodypanels in metallic Midnight blue£295.00
Bodypanels in metallic Lava orange£295.00
Bodypanels in metallic Cool silver£295.00
Bodypanels in metallic matt Titania grey£395.00
Bodypanels in metallic matt Moon white£395.00
Paint - Solid
Bodypanels in WhiteStandard
Bodypanels in BlackStandard
Bodypanels in redStandard
Security
Perimetric anti theft alarm£150.00
Exterior Body Features
Wind deflector£59.00
TRIDION safety cell in blackStandard
Bodypanels in solid paintStandard
Bodypanels in metallic paint£295.00
Bodypanels in special paint£395.00
TRIDION safety cell in white£200.00
TRIDION safety cell in jupiter red£200.00
TRIDION safety cell in lava orange£200.00
TRIDION safety cell in cool silver£200.00
TRIDION safety cell in graphite grey£250.00
Hoods
Tri top hood - Black with inside roof lining in greyStandard
Tri top hood - Red with inside roof lining in grey£115.00
Driver Aids
Lane keep assist with acoustic and visual warning£295.00
Trim - Leather
Leather - Black with grey stitchingStandard
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)10.8
Engine Power - BHP90
Engine Power - KW66
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT100
Engine Torque - MKG13.8
Engine Torque - NM135
Engine Torque - RPM2500
Top Speed96

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