A Smart, Anyone?
The first time I saw the Smart Car was five years ago in Paris, France. In Paris, the Smart is très chic, and looks so fashionable parked near the Enfants Rouge while the stylish owner picks up a few things for breakfast. However, on New York's urban roadways they look more like a Pekingese lost in a world of Rottweilers. Something is lost in the translation.
Although they have received high safety ratings, I am still leery about matching a Smart against a bevy of SUV's on a busy city street. Frankly, I think a Honda Civic offers much more value for about the same price. However, I sure would love to drive a Smart in Paris . . .