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Smart Offering the Lowest Lease Deal: $99/month

January 19, 2012

When the Smart Fortwo first came out a few years ago, it was a hot seller. The demand was high and the cars were selling for way beyond MSRP.

Today, it's a much different story. Less than 500 are usually sold each month and dealers have been desperate for months.

That's why Smart has decided to offer the lowest-cost lease deal available on the market right now: $99/month.

You can lease the 2012 Smart fortwo for only $99/month for 36 months with only $999 down.

If you're a current owner of a Mercedes, you also get $1,000 in loyalty cash back. (Mercedes is the parent company of Smart).

For big city dwellers, this might be a great option. Just keep in mind the lease only comes with 10,000 miles per year, so if you plan on driving a lot of highway miles, this isn't for you.

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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