In order to come up with a fair analysis on this MK3 model smart fortwo, it's worth reminding ourselves what this car is not. It's not sporty. It's not quick. It's not notably spacious and if you're a tightwad, you're not going to find it particularly cheap.
It is, and has been since 1998, the quintessential citycar. It's supremely space-efficient, it's easy to park, easy to see out of, rugged enough to shake off abuse, doesn't cost much to run, looks good and drives well, in the urban landscape at least.
Everything that smart really needed to improve, they have. Of course, there will be those for whom the lack of rear seats and modest luggage capacity will be red-liners, and those who want a car with longer legs or punchier handling abilities aren't going to rate the fortwo either. So it's a bit of a niche object, but then that was always the case. For the few floating voters who tried the old car but didn't feel that it was executed slickly enough, it's time to give the fortwo another go. I reckon you might like this one.