Well, I like the idea of ultra-efficient commuter cars, but the Smart is redundant thanks to the CDI versions of the A-Class. The A carries four people, is capable of getting under 5L/100km's, and is easy to drive on freeway/highway.
If we in Canada were able to purchase from the same selection as in Europe, our stable would probably consist of an A-Class CDI model and a C270CDI Estate.
35 US MPG would be the worst mileage our house would see...
1998 C230 "Black Betty"