It's been just 2-months now of ownership and I have enjoyed every minute of owning this car. I am always looking forward to driving it. I came from a Fiesta ST, and before that I had a Honda Insight (2001 manual) and an S2000 as a second car. To be honest I don't miss those cars a bit. Maybe it's because so much of my drive is in traffic, commuting 40-miles/day, and stopping for gas every week SUCKED, especially when it wasn't on my route and I had to deal with more of that traffic. Now we run all our errands in the Smart and never drive the gas Honda Fit on weekends. We even do almost all of our shopping with the Smart.
My favorite thing about this car is the size. I have always loved small cars and driving this thing is such a blast in the city. I get to pass people that otherwise would've stopped me, fitting in all kinds of nooks and crannys, and it's the only electric car that could fit in my driveway. See the pic here:
I know we all own these cars and this post is totally unnecessary, but I am just amazed at what a great, complete package these cars are... someone really designed the perfect city car when the Smart concept was built and the electric drivetrain is just the final piece of the puzzle IMO. Can't wait to see how the 453 electric drive turns out, but I'm very happy with the 451.