Fans of the smart car who want to try before they buy are hiring the city car from ‘Hireasmart’, the UK’s leading smart car hire specialist.
Testing the smart for an extended period has become so popular that smart retailers in London, Manchester and Birmingham will now refund the cost of a weekend’s hire when you buy a car.
Nigel Hanley, for smart retail, said: "Many of our customers take a test drive from one of our showrooms, but then want to try the car for a week or weekend, to make sure it meets their needs.
"Taking a test drive can give you a taste for the car, but driving it all weekend and taking it to the supermarket, the drive thru or for a long run along the motorway really helps you decide if the smart fits with your lifestyle."
Hireasmart have offices in the smart showrooms in Brentford and Manchester and run a fleet of right hand drive smart city-coupé and smart cabrio models.
Prices start at £38.50 per day for the smart passion coupé or a weekend rate of £85. Prices include unlimited mileage and comprehensive insurance for up to three drivers.Published 14 October 2002