We researched the smart car for the past 2 years. Bought a used one last Saturday. Initial impressions are excellent! People complaining about the tranny don't know how to drive a manual! Car has plenty of pep. Handles very well. Overall build quality is excellent. Why the disconnect between so many actual owners loving this car and the mostly poor reviews by "professional" reviewers? Can't figure that out. This car is the safest small car on the road!
This car defies the laws of physics... it appears to be bigger on the inside than the outside. Seriously: handling/quality build/ excellent gas mileage/safety/replaceable body panels.