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I'm currently in Bangkok and read the Sunday comics. Shoe features the smart, though it appears to be a 450. On a side note, I haven't seen any smart cars in Bangkok. I think it would be perfect here because of the crowded streets.
 

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That comic portrays the average persons misconceptions of the Smart. Most people are surprised it only gets 40 mpg and that it costs $15k. If I replied "It gets 60 mpg and cost $8k" I think most folks would not be surprised. There must have been some clever marketing done at some point.
 

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14 month owner, I find people are not surprised by the price ... they often come back with something like, "oh, that's not bad". And this, after I tell them the price of a fully loaded cabrio.

However, they are almost universally disappointed when informed of the actual EPA estimated mpg figures.
 
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