I looked at the Smart primarily for the good fuel economy but after further scruinty and looking at other cars, i felt the Smart was more than just your average economy car, but it is a very unique ca...
I looked at the Smart primarily for the good fuel economy but after further scruinty and looking at other cars, i felt the Smart was more than just your average economy car, but it is a very unique car in ever shape and form. It is truly a fun little car, though it may not be as fast as those other two seater cars on the market, but then again, it is not meant to be a sporty car but more of a commuter car ( Unless you go for the Brabus edition). I really have a great time with the car, it drives very well in most situations, however due to it's high profile, you can get snagged in a crosswind very easily unless you ride into the wind and not against it.
Other drivers will nitpick at the transmission, but it is an automated manual meaning it will drive like a manual without the need for a clutch. It takes a huge amount of patience to get used to the tricks of the cars transmission, but once you get used to it there is not a real problem. I for one feel it is very obvious when it changes gear, and it is not the smoothest tranny around, but id rather know it is working well than not. I went into the car knowing what to expect, so there are no shockers there.
On the very plus side this little wonder is very roomy for the size, it feels like you are in a bigger car, and even the space behind the seats is very roomy for what the size of the car is. It is no truck, but for somebody who is single like me, or for a couple, it does the job for shopping trips very well.
I do have the Smart for two pure, and even with such options like Air Conditioning, radio, and metallic paint, you can still come out on top with a price tag of 13K. Others complain about the fact you need premium gas to run this car, but the car has a 8.7 gallon tank and you can get a full weeks worth of driving before the next fill-up at what i average 38.9 city driving. The cost of a fill up on high test gas is not all that expensive after you crunch the numbers.
Overall, I love my little Smart and even after 16,000 happy miles i can still say i love it.