On my way home from work today, I spotted my first smart fortwo in the wild! It only took ten years to make it here to America. If you haven't heard of this car, check out the Edumnds review. It may be the smallest car you'll ever see; as Edmunds points out, it's only slightly longer than the Hummer H1 is wide. It gets great gas mileage, has enough space for grocery runs, is very safe, and can supposedly comfortably fit a 6'3" person like me.
I've got to wonder how it would fare at an autocross. What class would it compete in? It's got a surpisingly powerful and torquey 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder engine (I'd spring for the gixxer model), but how does it handle? I'm also not sure you can get a true manual transmission, which would be disappointing.
It was funny to see a gigantic, new Lexus LS 600h L around the corner. This sedan is almost exactly twice as long, about three times as heavy, and nearly ten times the price!