I KEPT SEARCHING for a normal priced trailer hitch for my new cabrio for2
Everything was priced at 500-700 us$ Are they nuts. Finally I found a well built unit for 149USD from etrailer.com. Custom made for the smart car, and priced good. It even mounts without taking off the entire rear plastic fender panel.
It took about 2 hours to mount. It bolts to the main frame above and outboard of the muffler. The main cross bar sits below the muffler. so the hitch might have to be removed if the muffler has to be replaced. Nice piece of metal at a good price. I will use it to mount a bike rack or just as bumper protection. JS