If you're a shopper who wants a small vehicle, but you would rather avoid all the fuss associated with choosing between countless body styles with a dizzying array of options, the smart car just might be for you.
There was a time when smart car dealers considered inventory little more than a pipe dream, with every vehicle rolling off the truck destined for the driveway of a buyer who ordered it specifically. However, economic woes have caused many of those folks to cancel their plans, and as a result, there are actually a variety of smart cars to choose from. You're not likely to find a glut of smart fortwo BRABUS coupes or cabriolets, but fans looking to pick up one of the other trims could be in luck. Choices include the smart fortwo pure and the smart fortwo passion coupe and convertible. Prices start at about $12,000.