I was initally in the market for a Passion, with most of the options offered on line, and configured it accordingly. However, when the ad showed a lot of "goodies" that would be nice to have, but not really necessary, my interest was piqued.
The offer is below $20k, and the local Smart dealership called me a moment ago and said they had a new Passion on the floor for $22,250, with all the options I described earlier (only missing the fog lights and 6-CD changer), so from what I'm gathering, the used car is a good price.
I'm not worried about having a tach. I've driven a manual for years and pretty much know the sync'ing by sound (or even the speedometer). It's for in town driving, so the standard option fits my need.
As to loading my own extras, this works for me, too. I wasn't going to get any of them to start with, so having them already on the car takes the work out of it for me (including time for install). So, overall I'm satisfied with everything the car has to offer.
I appreciate everyone's input and help. That's why I came to the forum, to get help from my new community.
Thank you, so much, for your help!