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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 allows you to take ownership of a vehicle once all payments are made.
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.
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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...
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.
BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.
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.
The total number of seats in the vehicle.
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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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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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|Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting|
|Comfort windscreen wipers|
|Electric front windows|
|Heated rear window with timer|
|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|
|Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone|
|Voice recognition for smartphones|
|Speed sensitive variable PAS|
|Direct steer system with speed sensitive power assistance and variable steering ratio|
|Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter|
|Automatic start/stop system|
|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|
|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|
|Matt Chrome interior door handles|
|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|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|Body colour door handles|
|Third brake light|
|H4 halogen headlamps|
|White side indicators|
|LED daytime running lights|
|Automatic climate control|
|Remote roof opener|
|Dashboard and door centre panel in black fabric and highlights in contrast colour|
|Through load facility|
|12V Accessory socket|
|Front door storage bins|
|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|
|Luggage compartment cover|
|Leather gear knob|
|Storage compartment in tailgate|
|3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheel|
|Storage compartment in front doors|
|Interior lighting incl. reading light for driver and passenger|
|Luggage compartment lighting|
|Front door side impact protection system|
|3 point seatbelts|
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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 White||Standard|
|Bodypanels in Black||Standard|
|Bodypanels in red||Standard|
|Perimetric anti theft alarm||£150.00|
|Exterior Body Features|
|TRIDION safety cell in black||Standard|
|Bodypanels in solid paint||Standard|
|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|
|Tri top hood - Black with inside roof lining in grey||Standard|
|Tri top hood - Red with inside roof lining in grey||£115.00|
|Lane keep assist with acoustic and visual warning||£295.00|
|Trim - Leather|
|Leather - Black with grey stitching||Standard|
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||10.8|
|Engine Power - BHP||90|
|Engine Power - KW||66|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||5500|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||100|
|Engine Torque - MKG||13.8|
|Engine Torque - NM||135|
|Engine Torque - RPM||2500|
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