Good afternoon everyone,
I am a new driver, have just gotten my license and I thought I would come here since I do not really understand in cars, especially the engines.
Basically, I am thinking of purchasing a second hand smart for four 1.0 71 Prime Premium from 2016.
The car has 28,000 miles, Petrol, and is auto-clutch, colour grey and Grade 1.
Now I do not really understand some things, but basically, I am being asked 12,000 euros which for me is ok, because i am from Europe and if I had to import one myself (from the UK) I would be charged the new 28% VAT and Customs fee due to Brexit and on top of that the shipping fee, therefore I found this price good. The MOT tests failed due to tire thread but the previous owner arranged it and it passed the MOT test the next day, thats all I know as far as vehicle history. (2019 vehicle history)
Anyways, what I am asking here is what is your experience with this car as I have heard that some people are having trouble with the petrol smart cars, apart from the good things I heard, I am not ready to spend thousands on maintaining the car due the car already being at such a price. So do you think in the long run it is worth it.
Moreover I was interested in a 2015 mazda demio too due to the reliability of Japan Imports, but i find the size of the smartforfour far much better living in such a small country, and I also prefer the look of the for four.
So sorry for the long Question but do you think that in the long run it would be worth it, I would highly highly highly appreciate your advice