On day two of ownership, I had the opportunity (rare) to drive an hour in the rain from Tempe to Cave Creek, AZ. The smart car was amazing. It handled well, loved how much of the windshield was kept clean by the wipers, and cornering/puddle jumping was no problem at all. For such a small, inexpensive vehicle, having anti-lock brakes, traction control, intermittent wipers, plus a cabin that's roomy and comfy with temperature control seems to be unheard of.
A drive that would normally be frustrating and sloshy turned into a pleasant little jaunt.