What do you think is the best thing about Smart Cars? Love some feedback here.

Would love to know what owners of smart cars feel is the best things about their smart cars. Any feedback would be appreciated. Are these cars a fad or are they a smart alternative to a full size gas guzzler?

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Comment by mr.marvin on August 11, 2008 at 11:41pm
It just proves that good things come in small packages.
Comment by Rich H on June 26, 2008 at 8:59pm
The best thing about a smart car is that it is a thing of beauty. A work of art. That is what drew me to it when I first saw it in Germany in 2002. It is unlike any other car in the world. Yes Europe has created many small cars in the past, but this car is different. It is almost like it borders on the side of strange and the practical, yet retaining a shape that can only be explained as art. It's no wonder why it has had many titles during it's creation. But, since owning this car other factors have changed my mind as to what is best about a smart car. It has change my life. Wow. Strong concept. But it has. I love people and this little car has caused me to meet some of the best people that I would normally walk past as I went along my way. I never expected that. I wanted the car because it was different and a work of art, but after traveling the roads of south east Pennsylvania for three months I have met people that I never knew. Yes some folks poke fun at me, a six foot one man in a tiny car, nevertheless, it is a reaction to the car. Young children yelling to me "I LOVE YOUR CAR!" everywhere I go. I must admit at times I wish I kept my 15 MPG van, just so I could be invisible on the road again. So what is best about the smart? It makes me happy.
Comment by Susan/Rachel on June 26, 2008 at 9:35am
Well this is good to know, nothing like buying something and having it be just a passing phase. Looks like Smart cars are just that...smart. I recently bought a Siena Scooter too...75 miles to the gallon ain't bad. The smart car seems like not only a smart buy but a smart investment. I for one am more than ready to dump the gas guzzling SUV and don't even get me started on vehicles like the Hummers! Smart cars, smart people...sounds like a good way to go. Thanks for all the comments, I appreciate the imput.
Comment by Eric on June 25, 2008 at 9:11pm
I think it is way beyond a fad, but it is going to be just like the Volkswagen Beetle when it first made it's way to the US. Oh sure those boneheads with SUV'S who think they are such bad asses with those tanks are making fun of them now, but soon they will become one on those well loved cars that may even get better in value later in the years. Oh sure they are not as avalable as some of the other cars out there, but then again that is what can make for a good classic later in the years. I think americans will soon realize that less is truly more.
Comment by Victor on June 25, 2008 at 7:31pm
It's hard to be a fad when availability is so limited. But, in the next several years there will be a host of competitors which don't have 24 month waiting lists. Like the smart, they will be small and fuel efficient. In that regard, the smart isn't a fad either. High fuel prices aren't going away, they're just going to get higher! The US is waking up to just how ludicrous 2-3 ton SUVs and such are. The rationale that they're safer will diminish when most vehicles on the road are smaller. No, not a fad, a trend setter.
Comment by SATO on June 25, 2008 at 6:16pm
The best thing about my smarty is that, like the caddy commercial.. When I turn it on.. it returns the favor. It also makes me and those who see me in it smile. try that with any car under 20 grand!. I keep finding quirks about my smarty that just make me smile every time I drive it, park it, even washing my diminutive ride is actually FUN. yeah its love... I waited ten long years to drive one and a year to own one. I find it worth every penny and cant stop grinning
Comment by Stuart Berman on June 25, 2008 at 4:55pm
My favorite aspect is that is no more car than I feel that I need or want. I do not pay for features that are of no value to me: rear seat, big engine, extensive dealer amenities, large corporate overhead, steel body panels, false sense of security that a heavy vehicle provides, etc.
Comment by rozz on June 25, 2008 at 2:51pm
If smartis are a fad, they're a damn persistent one. They're all over the place in Europe. It's only a matter of time before Americans realize that our attitudes regarding vehicles are not realistic. We can't continue to buy/drive gas guzzling road tanks. It's not economically (or environmentally) feasible.

I love my Domo-kun. It's safe, reliable and gets great gas mileage. Best of all, it's comfortable and rather luxurious for the price tag. I'm so happy with my choice.
Comment by craig hoy on June 25, 2008 at 1:59pm
right now since there are few of us they would probably be considerd a fad, but in the very near future they will be the best alternative to those gas guzzlers. My favorite commercial is when they compare the dodge truck to a toyota truck, and they say the dodge will make fewer trips to the gas pumps. what they neglect to tell you that the dodge fuel tank is larger than the toyota so it costs a lot more to fill it up before you visit the gas pump again. that's what people are going to start to realize about the smart car. it's a small tank PLUS it gets good gas mileage, so your in between visits to the gas pump doesn't empty your pocket book quite as much.

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