This is all preamble to posting a little video I found on Slate today, their review of a Smart after driving it around San Francisco for a week. Here's the video:
And here are a couple of my favorite lines from the accompanying article:
"...Traverse the city for just 10 or 20 minutes in the Smart and the truth will hit you like a Hummer on its way to the repo lot. While just large enough to realize, on the inside, the comforts of a sedan, the Smart is perhaps the first modern, street-legal car small enough to completely upend your relationship with the city."
"At times it felt like cheating -- like I was the mayor or a diplomat or I had a secret key to every neighborhood, like a metropolitan god had blessed my weary soul. Seriously, it was heady."
You can read the whole article here.