Hey there everyone. I currently have a 2009 Smart ForTwo Pasion in black, with silver safety cell on hold for me at a dealership in the area, and I told one of my friends this, and he seems really pissed off with me. I had just recently bought a 1991 Geo Storm wagonback, but it isn't working out for me. It's too low for an overweight guy like me to get in an out of, it gets less than 30 mpg hwy, and it has a 3spd automatic transmission. The AC went out 15 minutes after I bought it, and the car is just completely unenjoyable. My best friend seems to not understand any of my reasons for wanting a Smart Car. He thinks I'm paying too much for "how much" car I'm getting (which is 10599.00) I test drove the ForTwo Passion today and instantly fell in love with it because I've done my research. I understand how the transmission works, and knowing that before I ever got into the car enabled me to shift through the gears smoothly with the paddle shifters. I love the air conditioning, the radio, the visibility, the high ride height and ease of getting in and out of it. Is there anything you guys can tell me that would make me feel better about going against my friend's advice? I love this car but feel really bad since he seems so offended about it. It's like his whole reaction to it is "how dare you enjoy a Smart car?"