The Roadster has now become my longest owned car. Every now and then I toy with selling it, trying to convince myself of the impracticalities of running it day to day but then I take it for a drive and the thoughts are dispensed with for another month or
Well, I guess it had to happen...
I have never been a fan of modifying cars, the hideous monstrosities of the â€˜moddingâ€™ set with vile body kits and the cars weight again in I.C.E. really do nothing for me.
By all accounts; light, fast, economic and reliable, itâ€™s perfect then?
Er no. Whilst it is definitely a brilliant car, it definitely is not perfect.
The Smart Roadster is not a car that, on first impressions, you would think would be a first choice for the Brabus tuning house.
In 2003 I emigrated from 'the big smoke' up to Edinburgh, moving into rented accommodation while myself and the other half found our feet in a new city.
Being used to the winter weather up here and having driven RWD roadsters for a few years now, I keep a few days holiday free in case I need to call work and take a day off because the roads are just a bit too exciting to venture out on.
28k miles down and another service, just a minor one this time with oil and filter plus a few bits and pieces to look at.
It has been a busy month with invitations to a several car events. A decent run of good weather (it doesn't always rain up north) has lead to plenty of spirited topless motoring which probably explains the drop in the average mpg.
True to form the sun was making a rare appearance when I took the car into John Weir Perth.