Hi cake Lady !! I am John T. My wife and I also saw the smart car in Italy in 04 my wife said "Can I fold it up and put it in our suitcase to take it home with us? " We went back in 07. Saw a Smart for Four, but we still wanted the "CUTE" one. So ordered ours in june 08, 13 mouths later we got "my blue passion". We have over 40,000 miles on it . In Oct this year we drove "THE DRAGON TAIL" it has 318 curves in 11 miles,FUN FUN FUN. And put almost 3,000 miles and saw 9 states. Love this little car. John & Darleen T.