Yes, I do I do have a soft spot for certain kei cars (those little tiny Japanese ones) as well as the Mazda Miata, so it's not that I have a blind hatred of small cars; I just really don't like the smart, I hate the design, and their marketing campaigns bug me. It would be useful for a big city I suppose, but I still don't like it. Really, they're expensive there? They're like (looking it up) $12K here in the US for the base model. That's like on of the least expensive cars sold in America, I think. I wonder why they charge more there?
And, that's a given, no road-legal car is going to be cooler than an F1 car
Yeah, here in Brasil, the Smart is going for something like (looking it up) R$50k to R$71k (that's like 25k to 35k US dollars approximately). The car is imported, I think. They don't manufacture it in the country... I guess that's why it's so damn expensive.
Anywho... I actually think it's the best looking mini car around... go figure.