2008 Smart Fortwo: Sales Wrap-up and Departure
August 07, 2009
Smart Fortwo in Santa Cruz after we bought it on eBay last winter - Photo by Steve Pearl
Our 2008 Smart Fortwo is driving off into the sunset.
We posted the Smart for sale on Craigslist and over the course of two weeks got many calls. One young man wanted us to float him a loan for the car and earnestly began to describe his credit history. Another caller made a lowball offer and tried to sweeten it by adding, "cash!" Another person called and asked all the right questions but never showed up for a test drive.
And so, we sold the Smart to Carmax for $9,000. This means they will turn around and put it on their lot for $11,000. If you see a red and silver Smart scooting around your area, it might have a special history.
Philip Reed, Edmunds Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 18,877 miles