Is your car your pride and joy, or are you ready for a change? Let us know and you could win a £300 John Lewis voucher | No thanks

New car could be smart choice

Thu, 15 Jan 2009
Motorists looking at buying a car which has good green credentials and could save them money at the pump may want to consider smart's latest model.

Scheduled to arrive in UK showrooms in March, the smart cdi may also help drivers cut the cost of their insurance premiums as a result of its small engine size.

The vehicle is capable of 83.1 mpg and the manufacturer pointed out it emits less carbon dioxide than any other production car on the market - at 88 g/km.

Commenting on the benefits of opting for a smart model, Dermot Kelly, managing director at Mercedes-Benz UK, said the manufacturer's "reputation for affordability and economy is growing and the range is being considered by an increasing number of motorists who are seeking to reduce their motoring costs".

In related motoring news, smart owner Nathan Kift recently drive his fortwo pulse coupe from Britain to Venice and back again to raise money for Gloucester Royal Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit.

Are you buying or selling a car? Click here to find out what Honest John has to say.


Add a comment


Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £8,930.17

Total cost of credit £1,430.17


48 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

Borrowing £7,500 over 4 years with a representative APR of 25.4%, an annual interest rate of 25.4% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £239.77 per month, with a total cost of credit of £4,008.96 and a total amount payable of £11,508.96.

CarFinance 247 Limited is acting as an independent credit broker

Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester, M12 6JH