Second hand Smart Car
The Smart Car by Daimler Chrysler is one of the cheapest ways to buy a new car. They currently offer three models, smart for two, smart for four and the smart roadster, with prices starting from as low as 6 thousand british pounds.
As cheap these new cars are it is still always going to be cheaper to buy a second hand smart car.
As the smart car is a fairly new concept in transport there are generally not that many available second hand, but if you look around bargains can be found
Like with many goods a second hand Smart Car can probably be found on ebay and better still you can register free.
Smart Car Buying Tips
- Check for chips and cracks in the windscreen. If there are any, the windscreen will need replacing urgently. This could offer you some leverage in the negotiations.
- Try to find a Smart Car with a FSH (Full Service History)
- When checking over the Smart Car, look underneath and see if there are any leaks. Oil leaks will be fairly obvious if there's staining on the ground where the vehicle's parked.
- Wherever possible, take the vehicle for a short test drive to see how it handles and if there are any problems with steering, brakes, etc.
- Most vehicles should have 2 sets of keys; make sure you get both sets.
- Check that the tread on the tyres is safe. If the tread is worn down to below a safe level, you will need to replace them. Ask the seller if they are prepared to reduce the price to reflect this, or whether they will replace the tyres themselves before
- Check the current book price for Smart Car to see if the price is a fair reflection of its age/condition.
Smart Car Selling Tips
The following sample adverts are based on those found in the classified section of various local newspapers. If you are thinking of putting your up for sale you can base your ad on any of the following.
Metallic silver, excellent condition throughout
Smart Car For Sale
Sunburst red requires minor work to bring back to top condition
Nearly New Smart Car
Superb condition inside and out, first to see will buy
Scrap Smart Car
Only good for spares and repairs, once loved now neglected
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Official Site: Smart Car