Purchased a leftover 2009 convertible with $2,500 incentive and free options. I've owned Mini Coopers, Miatas, and Honda CRXs, so I'm no stranger to small cars. I am SO pleasantly surprised with my Smart car! I was expecting a good car, and what I got is a GREAT car! The Smart is unique, fun-to-drive, and an overall joy. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Just about everything. The exterior is completely one-of-a-kind, and the interior is one you'd expect in a much more expensive car.
I'd read a bit about the 'jerky' transmission (only in the 2 low gears), but once you drive it for a few days, the shifting becomes natural, automatic, and smooth. It's really a non-issue, though a silkier shift through the gears would be nice.
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