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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-01-2014, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone consider a Smart ForFour?

Noticed it is now available in the UK. In case you didnt know it shares most of its structure with the Twingo, and its built at the French firm's Slovenian plant. the ForFour sees Smart returning to the four-seat market for the first time in 10 years.

Personally the styling is not anywhere near as nice and the Twingo. And I've not even told you the price yet - it 2k - 3k more than the base price Twingo.
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The only reason Renault has been able to put the new Twingo’s engine out the back is because it’s done a deal with Daimler to share costs. Renault builds the Twingo it wants and Daimler gets a new Smart into the bargain. And France is the winner because Renault is first in the showroom with its car and gets to produce them both.

As to which ones sells the most.. well my moneys on the Twingo going by those pictures
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The proportions are not right, the wheelbase is just too long and makes it look butt ugly. I'm glad I went for the Twingo to be honest.

Is it just the paint job or do those rear wheels look like they're hanging off the back? Like a pram or a trolley? lol
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It looks massively different and I hate to say it but it does have a slightly better upmarket feel to it compared to the Twingo.

Apparently 80 per cent of the ForFour's exterior is new, while 30 per cent of the components beneath are unique. Certainly this is rather more than a badge engineering exercise and is nothing really like the C1 / 108 / Aygo combo.

For me though it was too expensive and the residuals were not that great.

It looks better in the flesh though, those pictures don't do it justice.
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It looks massively different and I hate to say it but it does have a slightly better upmarket feel to it compared to the Twingo.
I do actually agree with this. The new 'floating' infotainment system, textured fabrics on the dash and a leather steering wheel replace the cheap-looking materials used before. The design of the controls and dials make it far easier to use too IMO.

Still wouldnt change the Twingo for one though

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I prefer the smart's interior (I've sat in both) but the look of the twingo is better, and cheaper to boot.
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The Twingo looks like the revised version of the Smart - basically they fixed all the odd looking edges and designed it into something that's compact yet cool looking..
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