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Lease - Smart Smart Fortwo Electric Coupe 60kW EQ Passion Advanced 17kWh 2dr Auto £6,945.48 at Blue Chilli Cars
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Lease - Smart Smart Fortwo Electric Coupe 60kW EQ Passion Advanced 17kWh 2dr Auto £6,945.48 at Blue Chilli Cars

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Posted 30th AprEdited by:"mechanicalman"
I understand this deal will have very limited appeal, but it appears to be a very cheap way to go motoring if you only want/need a small car.

There are lots of options available, but for the purposes of this post I have gone for a lease of 3 year with a 10k mileage allowance and only 1 month down. This brings the car in at £192.93 per month amortised. The bigger initial payment you put down the cheaper the car becomes (for example 4 years, 12 months down, 10k miles is £176.38 p/m)

The 10K annual mileage is 833 miles per month. Petrol costs for 833 miles will be around £85 per month (varies depending on what MPG your car does), so works out as a very cheap way to drive (electric bill will go up, but shouldn't be too bad).

Bad points:

- Only 2 seats.
- Low power and the range is 100 miles as far as I could work out, so best suited for a city driver.

The spec can be found here......
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Needs 'Lease' in title.
This a lady magnet?
danny.kerr30/04/2020 17:26

This a lady magnet?


Sure it is. The less impressive the car, the bigger the pee pee.
That's why so many Audi and BMW drivers act the way that they do; overcompensating.
For £7,000 you should be abe to OWN the thing!
Cold.
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This a lady magnet?
danny.kerr30/04/2020 17:26

This a lady magnet?


Sure it is. The less impressive the car, the bigger the pee pee.
That's why so many Audi and BMW drivers act the way that they do; overcompensating.
Needs 'Lease' in title.
giltbrook30/04/2020 17:37

Needs 'Lease' in title.


Agree, otherwise it looks like your buying it for that price
old_mikefield30/04/2020 17:36

Sure it is. The less impressive the car, the bigger the pee pee.That's why …Sure it is. The less impressive the car, the bigger the pee pee.That's why so many Audi and BMW drivers act the way that they do; overcompensating.



google.co.uk/amp…mp/

Works for Del Boy
Edited by: "phoenix029" 30th Apr
Voted cold, needs to say lease in the title, I thought it was for sale
phoenix02930/04/2020 17:39

google.co.uk/amp/s/www.thesun.co.uk/sport/11489757/dereck-chisora-car-women-cigar/amp/Works for Del Boy


The second pic down.... Dat ass!
Is there no way to make payment at end to keep car
17kWh battery means it will cost roughly £2.21 to fill the tank (using a standard electricity tariff of 13p per kWh).

EPA range of 63 miles means it costs around 3.5p per mile to run.
A friend of mine bought one of these and got rid of it shortly afterwards. While he accepted that the range wouldn’t be great, having to switch most things off to guarantee getting back home was a bit unnerving for him. If Smart are quoting 100 miles, real range will be less.
For £7,000 you should be abe to OWN the thing!
Cold.
Thought it was purchase at that price !
Voted cold. If it's a lease deal it should say so. Misleading.
BlownGasketBob30/04/2020 18:00

For £7,000 you should be abe to OWN the thing!Cold.


Really. A brand new electric car?
caspre1230/04/2020 17:51

Is there no way to make payment at end to keep car


Sometimes lease companies allow you to buy it at the end. Saves them the job of putting it through auction
When you compare this to some of the deals on the Ioniq of late (just as an example of a recent EV lease deal), its not a great price, especially considering you might be getting literally 50% less car.
Edited by: "GrimDanFango" 30th Apr
daved8130/04/2020 17:41

Voted cold, needs to say lease in the title, I thought it was for sale



Same here, still was not interested, Ok I was, don't tell anyone.
Do you get to keep the car at the end of the lease?!
BlownGasketBob30/04/2020 18:00

For £7,000 you should be abe to OWN the thing!Cold.


Yes, and if the battery dies, as it happened to my Prius, it's 'only' £3,000 to replace it. While I prefer to own things, I think this is the first time in my life when I wanted my car on lease...
HotOrNotYouDecide30/04/2020 18:41

Do you get to keep the car at the end of the lease?!

Yes. If you ask for a price near the end of the lease you can purchase it and keep.
sheffield78830/04/2020 18:45

Yes, and if the battery dies, as it happened to my Prius, it's 'only' …Yes, and if the battery dies, as it happened to my Prius, it's 'only' £3,000 to replace it. While I prefer to own things, I think this is the first time in my life when I wanted my car on lease...


You can get them repaired for less than that by a high voltage battery repair specialist, Toyota replace the whole battery pack, usually it's only a few cells inside the pack that need replacing. Battery maintenance is one of the few obstacles preventing electric car ownership taking off really, that's why the prices drop quickly.
Edited by: "Chuggee" 30th Apr
Chuggee30/04/2020 20:02

You can get them repaired for less than that by a high voltage battery …You can get them repaired for less than that by a high voltage battery repair specialist, Toyota replace the whole battery pack, usually it's only a few cells inside the pack that need replacing. Battery maintenance is one of the few obstacles preventing electric car ownership taking off really, that's why the prices drop quickly.


That's what I'm planning to do, I know what Toyota will do. The sad part is there are bot many garages open, and these I've visited, didn't sound keen in doing any work. We are both key workers, and Toyota will do it for us now, but at a high cost, hopefully it will last a bit longer, so we can check somewhere else.
sheffield78830/04/2020 18:45

Yes, and if the battery dies, as it happened to my Prius, it's 'only' …Yes, and if the battery dies, as it happened to my Prius, it's 'only' £3,000 to replace it. While I prefer to own things, I think this is the first time in my life when I wanted my car on lease...


But your Prius would have had at least a 5 year warranty right? This is a 2 year lease.
I’d much rather get a USED Toyota IQ, starting between £1k and £10k for a low mileage version then this junk.

You won’t be disappointed with an IQ.
neilcaldwell30/04/2020 20:17

But your Prius would have had at least a 5 year warranty right? This is a …But your Prius would have had at least a 5 year warranty right? This is a 2 year lease.


I agree! Mine had well over 5 years. 10 years or 150,000 miles, which comes first. Died after 11 years...
Wow! Toys have gotten really expensive nowadays!
I’ve owned a Zoe and a Leaf and will be getting another Zoe shortly. The range on this will be pitiful. Don’t bank on getting more than 65 miles in the summer and 50 in the winter with this. You can get more by turning off heat/AC and hypermiling and the other tricks of the trade but I would encourage anyone to buy it based on using it comfortably rather than what you might be able to squeeze out of it.
gsk01/05/2020 00:34

I’ve owned a Zoe and a Leaf and will be getting another Zoe shortly. The r …I’ve owned a Zoe and a Leaf and will be getting another Zoe shortly. The range on this will be pitiful. Don’t bank on getting more than 65 miles in the summer and 50 in the winter with this. You can get more by turning off heat/AC and hypermiling and the other tricks of the trade but I would encourage anyone to buy it based on using it comfortably rather than what you might be able to squeeze out of it.


About the only sensible comment here. Get a zoe on the cheap lease deal posted this week. Better car, better range and cheaper!!
fedex140130/04/2020 18:00

A friend of mine bought one of these and got rid of it shortly afterwards. …A friend of mine bought one of these and got rid of it shortly afterwards. While he accepted that the range wouldn’t be great, having to switch most things off to guarantee getting back home was a bit unnerving for him. If Smart are quoting 100 miles, real range will be less.


Wltp range is much better than the old NEDC range but... If the car does not have a heat pump the heater will still burn through a lot of mile range. Also range at slow speeds should be fine but at 70mph+ range will reduce quite a lot as this is a squat car rather than an aerodynamic car. The more a car looks like a tear drop of a Japanese bullet train the better the high speed range will be.
Cheaper than a zones 1-4 travel card.
cheeky_chops01/05/2020 07:09

About the only sensible comment here. Get a zoe on the cheap lease deal …About the only sensible comment here. Get a zoe on the cheap lease deal posted this week. Better car, better range and cheaper!!



giltbrook30/04/2020 17:37

Needs 'Lease' in title.


Your wish is my command.
danny.kerr30/04/2020 17:26

This a lady magnet?


There are no Zoe lease deals for less than £200 a month.
mechanicalman01/05/2020 18:18

Your wish is my command. There are no Zoe lease deals for less than £200 a …Your wish is my command. There are no Zoe lease deals for less than £200 a month.


Who said that? As I said this is cheaper over term leasing.com/ind…63/
cheeky_chops01/05/2020 18:27

Who said that? As I said this is cheaper over term …Who said that? As I said this is cheaper over term https://leasing.com/independent-brokers/carleasingdeals-uk-com/renault/zoe/507311063/


cheeky_chops01/05/2020 18:27

Who said that? As I said this is cheaper over term …Who said that? As I said this is cheaper over term https://leasing.com/independent-brokers/carleasingdeals-uk-com/renault/zoe/507311063/


That's 5k miles and your have ignored the initial payment.
Like for like (10k miles) and amortising the initial payment the Leaf comes in at £269 per month.

I choose a 3 year deal when posting as I thought it represented reasonable value. The crucial figure when comparing lease deals is the effective cost per month.
Edited by: "mechanicalman" 1st May
mechanicalman01/05/2020 18:32

TThat's 5k miles and your have ignored the initial payment. Like for like …TThat's 5k miles and your have ignored the initial payment. Like for like (10k miles) and amortising the initial payment the Leaf comes in at £269 per month.I choose a 3 year deal when posting as I thought it represented reasonable value. The crucial figure when comparing lease deals is the effective cost per month.


Ah didn't see the 10k fair play. I still wouldn't have the smart and I've had a Leaf for 4 years
cheeky_chops01/05/2020 18:35

Ah didn't see the 10k fair play. I still wouldn't have the smart and I've …Ah didn't see the 10k fair play. I still wouldn't have the smart and I've had a Leaf for 4 years


Neither would I. Only a city car really.
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