Smart were originally developed by Swatch the watch makers. Intending to produce a car that was ideal for modern city driving, allowing low emissions and easy maneuverability, and allowing up to three smart cars to be parked where one normal family saloon would have.

After initial development the Smart car needed more investment so Swatch sought out J.V partners. After a number failed attempts they teamed up with the huge Daimler-Benz group, building a purpose built factory 'smartville' to take the concept to the people.

In the next few years they developed a number of models all designed around the same concept of small eco friendly cars that were ideal for busy city driving and congested parking. With their rather unique styling that is either a love them or hate them design they have struggled to meet the sales expectations that they had for them. New models are being introduced including electric powered cars with the hopes of improving sales of these unique cars.

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A selection of used car dealers from our directory that deal with smart vehicles

Audi BMW Citroen Chrysler Infiniti Jeep
Pudsey Service Centre
Grangefield Industrial Estate, Pudsey, Leeds LS28 6QJ
Audi BMW Citroen Ford Lexus Perodua
Denbury Diesels
Totnes Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 5NE
Audi BMW Citroen Volvo Daihatsu Jeep
Good Motors
Wellington Street, Bury BL8 2AL
Audi Honda Infiniti Lexus MG Perodua
Saunders Abbott
180 Halfway Street, Sidcup DA15 8DJ
BMW Citroen Infiniti Jeep Lexus MG
Vfm Auto Sales
Groombridge Garage, Withyham Road, Groombridge TN3 9QW

Latest review of a smart vehicle (forfour)

Smart for four Pulse Cdi Rhd (68bhp)
At high speeds still returns 55mph if driven within speed limits and carefully will return 65-70 mph. Second hand cheap to buy extremely reliable as would most Mercedes and the 68bhp is quick but the 95bhp really is quick although originally sold for the same price? Both exceptional on all counts and being all plastic no rust and the paint is in the plastic so hard to damage. Low tax £100 a year amazing car with loads of space for its size. Developed with Mitzibushi and produced with different body shell as the Colt.
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Adrian Green - Monday, 27th August 2012