I have a 2003 Smart Roadster Coupe with 80hp, currently at 67,000 miles. I also have a spare engine, which I could fit at 19,000 miles. How much do you think the automobile is worth at 67,000 miles and 19,000 miles?
Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Andrew Jenkins (Dublin) - Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:56
Well, even if you fit a younger engine, that doesn’t really help all that much. The rest of the automobile has still done 67,000 miles and most buyers' first question will be ‘why did you need to fit a new engine? What broke on it?’ On top of which, your Smart is now at an age where mileage isn’t the deciding factor in value — history and condition are. I think you’re looking at a maximum possible value of around €3,000 either way.