As far as the Xb1 goes - I've actually driven one AND I liked it. It was automatic. The toaster styling I liked too, it has such awesome styling my 89 year old grandmother wants one (Xb1).
You need some wheel time in a Smart before you can get any creditability on bashing the Smart though.
The transmission isn't a strong point for many people, I did however recently take a poll from slightly over 100 Smart owners with over 2,000 miles on there car and asked them if the transmission bothers them anymore. 87% said it doesn't bother them - that being said Car & Driver and some other magazines drive the car around the block and say the tranny is a POS.
Friday I am going to pick up my NEW Smart - that's right Smart #2. I like the car that much I'm going to buy another one that isn't quite identical but very similar, Passion coupe. It has been in country for a while even though not in my possession.
F.Y.I. - turned over 13,400 miles this afternoon. Still running great though it is dirty - 500+ miles of dirt roads out that 13,400 will do that to a car even though I was it every couple of days.
ah, that explains why you dont understand its purpose. you should drive one around the block before saying your car is better.
Yeah I know this. But it would be entirely impractical for me, considering I'm usually with more than one friend, or taking a couple guys at work somewhere for lunch break.
If I could find an old Metro/Swift I would rather use that for school commutes anyway.
And you are lucky with the diesel Smart!
Does it have a good sound system?
A lot of Mercedes have Bose.