Well, if I were to describe them I'd probably call them "Boneheads."It always amazes me on these things when people make their comments about some other car for the same price. Comments below referenced article mention C5 Z06, S2000, Z4, Boxster, 350z, or Miata. Where do these morons come up with this stuff? I suppose if you bought a VERY used model, yes, it could be done, but then you'd have high maintenance and upkeep costs. They are also fond of saying you could get a Fit or Yaris for a little more than the Fortwo, and get the same gas mileage. Morons I tell you, morons. There is absolutely no way I could get any other fully loaded cabrio for the price of my smart, and those other eco cars don't get anywhere near my MPG. Oh, and the transmission, they love to complain about it. It shifts like a manual, not an automatic, so yes it is different. Morons.
Sorry for the rant, it's been a rough week at work.
Modestly successful in the tight confines of Europe's major cities, the Smart has not sold in significant numbers here in the States, where H2s try and dry hump them at traffic lights.
While this article did have some small smart bashing in it...They told you to buy an illegal smart over a more sensible Miata...I thought we agreed we were not going to be giving Jalopnik the hits to help them sell advertising space anymore
But I do recall many folks complaining about this problem on SCOA
With all the space I save in my garage, thanks to having a Smart car, I'm able to park two Suzuki Bandits in front of the Smart. There's even enough room next to the bikes at the end of the garage for a workbench and a large storage closet.No, it's hilarious!
And they're right...Life without risk is BORING!