Smart approved used scheme

Everything you need to know about Smart's approved used scheme

A smart is something of a premium product, so you would expect the brand’s approved used scheme to be pretty good – but in reality it’s no better than average. When we checked, there were 1,140 cars available nationwide, with prices starting at £3,950 for a 38,000-mile 2010 ForTwo coupé. The website is very easy to use as you can search by engine, trim, model, distance from home, colour and price.

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The benefits of buying through the scheme are pretty standard, things kicking off with the usual multi-point inspection (Smart doesn’t specify exactly how rigorous this is, though). Once the car has been passed as fit enough to sell, it comes with a 12-month unlimited mileage warranty, and there’s breakdown cover for a year, too. MoT test cover is included in the price, but the exchange policy is disappointing as it’s one of the stingiest here – while it runs for the industry standard 30 days, the distance limit is just 500 miles. That’s half as far as the policy for cars from parent company Mercedes.

Smart Approved Used: key facts

Max age/mileageNo maximum
Breakdown cover 12 months
Exchange policy 30 days/500 miles
Standard warranty 12 months/unlimited mileage
Extendable warranty  N/A

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