I was driving a 99 Porsche Boxster that I loved but was willing to trade for something different while it still had value. My husband convinced me to drive a Smart and I loved it. Now we negotiate about who will drive it the next day based on time and miles to travel. It is much more comfortable than a Boxster and as much fun. It doesn't have the power but still has plenty of zip and is so unique in that it just makes people smile and wave.
Gas mileage 37-39 mpg but would be better if driven more conservatively. I like the convenience of the shifter paddles, the ease of lowering the roof, and the ability to zip in traffic. Only thing I would improve is a different dashboard without cloth covering. It also makes ME smile.