A few days ago I have recently purchased a brand new 2015 smart passion coupe with only 30 miles on it for 8 grand. I have test drove quite a few smarts before finding the right deal and was originally fixed on a convertible but there were none that I could find in new condition and with low miles. I didn't want to get a used one with more than 10,000 miles on it because I learned people drive the **** out of these cars and I wanted one then I finally found the perfect one I didn't care that it was a coupe. The reason I bought a smart is so I could have it as my backup transportation for bad weather as I am primarily a motorcycle rider 95% of the time. Most cars didn't cut it for me they were very boring to drive unless I broke serious traffic laws and went fast. With the smart, I felt differently it felt like I was driving a go cart and it's small size allows it to be very convinient just like a motorcycle. You can park it anywhere, squeeze thru traffic, and turn on a dime. Mini coopers were originally on my list too but I realized they are a dime a dozen everywhere you look there's one and another thing is they are front wheel drive (unless you find the expensive real wheel drive version) I hate front wheel drive. This car is very unique and fun and it makes the rainy days where it's too dangerous to ride my motorcycle still enjoyable. I have owned a car in the past but I never drove it even in bad weather. Any time I had to drive it I dreaded it because it felt so boring compared to my motorcycle. It felt like a tool rather than a fun form of transportation but with the smart it is like my second toy to have fun with. Another thing I love is how well it performs on the highway I hit 95 mph effortlessly it gets there smoothly and gradually and I don't get pushed around in the wind at all like people think I would (maybe it's cuz I'm used to riding my 600 lb bike and for me it's nothing to drive a much heavier 1800 lbs car). The reactions I get when people see me pass them on the highway is hilarious either they speed up to observe the car or they pass me back because I challenged their masculinity. I know this was a long positive rant about the smart car but I am just so excited about finally owning one and I appreciate everyone who took the time to read this and hope you enjoyed my story. Please share your opinions and stories I would love to get a good discussion going on.