Smart ForTwo Now Offers Attractive Lease Option
Until the end of February, buyers who qualify for the lease will be able to walk away with a new Smart ForTwo with less than $2,000 in cash up front, and monthly payments of $169.
The Smart ForTwo offers impressive fuel economy: 33 miles per gallon in urban driving and 41 MPG on the highway. If you don't need a back seat and want to save at the pump, it may be the right choice.
If you want room for more than just you and a passenger, however, several hybrid options offer similar economy and a rear seat. Now is a good time to consider a lease on any of the more efficient models because automakers are pushing leases as a way to improve sales.
For example, the Honda Insight is available for a few hundred more at signing, and about $30 per month. Other models have similar terms for buyers. All in all, it's a great time to lease a fuel-sipping vehicle.
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- Gregg Fidan
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