Not to many people drive the Smart Car here in Canada because of the longer and snow heavy winters, but I picked up one the other day. After 4 days of driving, I can say they are awesome to drive. Not at all what most people perceive it to be. To be specific, the model I got was a 2005 Smart Fortwo CDI Pulse, full load including the heated cloth seats. Of course, the first point I need to mention is the fuel economy. I picked out the diesel in particular since its about 2X better then its gas version. Since I drive reasonable (never speed and never jack-rabbit start) I get even better then most drivers. Estimating about 3litres/100km most of the time on hiway, although in the city it burns twice that amount. In the last 4 days, I filled up the 22 litre tank and was able to pull 500+ km's out of each tank. inside there is plenty of room for two (obvious by the model name FORTWO) and has enough power to satisfy me since i am not a racer or speedster. The thing is amazing easy to park since its only as long as most large trucks are wide.
I know the diesel version was never sold in the US and only sold for 2 years in Canada. Anyone from here in neowin (most likely European members) have a Fortwo? I wish they sold the ForFour here, I would buy that one in a flash.