Like the Roadster production of the the Smart Roadster Coupe was stopped at the end of 2006 due to low sales figures making the practicality of building this car unviable. It is something of a surprise because it’s a car which appears to push all the right buttons.
It’s not fast on paper but it is a hoot to drive due to its light weight, good balance and low centre of gravity. It has cute looks but is still sporty enough to appeal to male drivers. The Smart Roadster Coupe is also a lot cheaper than than just about any other car providing this much fun. Finally, there is a small and efficient engine which keeps running costs low and is more kindly to the environment than most. We’ll be sad to see it go despite its reputation for leaks around the footwells. Standard equipment isn’t particularly impressive and the interior is filled with plastic mouldings but it all feels well put together and has a sporty appeal.
The glass hatchback of the Roadster Coupe provides more space than the Roadster and combined with the front storage space makes this little car surprisingly practical.