My Smart just had a 300-mile birthday and a tank fill-up. I figure it's about 38.5 MPG, which isn't bad for a non-hybrid? How are other people doing, and apart from what we already know (eschew jack-rabbit starts, lead foot on highway, etc), is there anything you do to improve your mileage? Do you do better with automatic shift or paddle shift? Etc..
The majority of my driving is about town, slightly hilly area, and I usually get in the 35 to 40mph range.
Last tank was 38.39mpg.
I don't get it- why would anyone want one of these half-sized uncomfortable death-boxes when they only get 35-40 MPG ? Something this small should be getting 60+ or forget it. For the same money or less you can have a subcompact that gets better mileage and is a lot easier on the back- plus has room for a suitcase.