I ordered a yellow Pure for several reasons. While I love convertibles, I dislike sun/moon roofs with their light-shadow-light-shadow driving distraction. And while I'd kinda like mag wheels, I didn't like those offered in the Passion. I did get a/c and an upgrade radio for the better cd player and am very happy. I didn't order the power steering, and don't miss it even with my creaky infirmities. Can see little advantage in that option and parallel park with ease. A bit of physical therapy ... very little!
I do have pretty painful arthritis, and the crank windows are terribly stiff. They did not offer them as an option when I ordered, but apparently do now and I'd get them I keep looking for a junkyard or derelict power window Smart to get the regulator and motor for driver side only (over $300 from the dealer's parts bin), although it is getting a bit easier with time.
The only gripe I have with the wheels is the tiny openings around the valve stems. Thick male fingers can't get a grip, and I check tire pressure religiously. They could be disastrous to nails and a manicure. As mentioned, I have irritating arthritis. My easy solution was a set of $3.99 metal hex valve caps from the auto parts store, and a 7/16" nut driver I keep in my glove box along with my tire gauge.
Of course, the month before my car was delivered, Smart dropped the yellow option. I wanted it as IMHO, it's the most visible of the colors, and with a small car, I'm especially anxious to be seen. I drive with DRLs, and keep a defensive watch out, but no matter how safe the car is, accidents are hassles. So, I got white, and just found a set of panels on eBay. Anyone want a set of white panels?
Then I've found that the black top really heats up the car when sitting in the Midwest summer sun. I wasn't anxious to just slap on any old paint without some research. With help from this site, I have found that the cloth textured panel is poly urethane, which will help me select the proper white paint and preparation technique. I'm kind of grumbling about the stylists who stick us with black tops, and make it worse with a textured surface, but those are not major problems. (I may develop simple kits to prep and repaint the tops. Let me know if there is enough interest and what colors would be desired. White or silver are best for heat protection, but tops could be any color.)
Conclusion. The Pure suits me just fine and to upgrade, I'd spend well over $1000 more and get items that I didn't want, and be more likely to break down. I note that I stand out a bit in crowds of Smarts with my hubcaps, and just smile and feel the bulge in my wallet.