I'm not going to get into the issue of liking or disliking features of the Smart. Most of those of us in this group own and like our smart cars. However, I did want to share a couple of experiences I had with mine that make me like it even more.
When I bought my car over a year ago, I had to fly to Tulsa to pick it up and then drive it back home (6 hour drive). The weather was stormy with heavy rain and high winds for the entire trip--not the best conditions for driving a new car. My little car amazed me with how well it tractioned on the road even when I was driving in excess of 75 miles per hour. This experience was not a fluke. Two weeks ago, I had to drive to Little Rock, Arkansas for an appointment. Little Rock is 90 miles from home, and the weather was windy with heavy rain. The area I was driving through got in excess of 5 inches of rain that morning! Again, no problem with traction on the road for my "Bigun" even though there were cars that had hydroplaned off the road on both sides of the interstate in many places.
The smart car is not my only car. I also own a Toyota Scion tc which is much bigger and heavier than my smart, but one of the things I don't like about it is that it hydroplanes when the pavement is slightly wet. I would not even consider taking it on a trip in the rain. The smart's ability to hold the road is just one more reason I choose it over the other car. In fact, my husband has inherited the scion because I never drive it anymore.