Smart ForFour 2016

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Disclaimer

The prices provided by Karrenn might vary at any given time. It is recommended to refer to the dealer for a final quotation. The dealer holds the right to modify the prices and specs at any given moment and without prior notice.

PROS

-Great for city driving -Easy to park -Low running costs

CONS

-High price -Not suited to longer trips -Cramped in the rear -An automatic will cost $3.500 more

WARRANTY

2 Years - 100,000 Km

This car is for you if: You want to make a statement by owning a fashionable and smart car as the name suggests, but is the offer as smart as it should be to convince you?

Trim/Price differences: Manual (~$25,000), Automatic (~$28,500)

Specs per trim: Download here

Verdict: You’re probably here thinking if you can really have this car all to yourself for only $290/month? Think again. We’re here to bring you what’s really in it for you so buckle up and read on.

The ad provides you with incomplete yet attractive information about this offer. Besides the monthly payment that includes VAT, you get an all risk insurance and a 2 Year – 100,000 Km warranty. Yes, we know it doesn’t make much sense to have only 2 years with all these kilometers to cover, unless you’re the toughest commuter in Lebanon, in which case we pay you our respects.

Payments are over 4 years with a surprise at the beginning and end that we’re here to spoil. The conditions of this offer state that you should pay a down payment of $8,000 AND a balloon payment of $8,000 (in other words, pay another $8,000 at the end of your loan). Our advice is a simple question: do you really want to top off the loan you took for comfort with an end payment of $8,000? Us neither. Bottom line: there is nothing special about that deal, it’s a 2016 car and an automatic will cost you $3,500 more (meaning >$290/month), let alone the payment issues.

What you can get instead: If you’re looking for a car with character, take a look at the Fiat 500. If all you need is a city car, settle for a Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark or any of the cheaper city cars.

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