Wonder if any members here drives a mini/smart car of sometype? What's your rave about your beloved car (assuming you love it)? I've my eyes on the Echo hatch back, although Subaru R1 looks pretty attractive. Cute, stylish and best of all 54 mpg. The Mercedes Smart Car has 60+mpg. Merc is about 6 grand more. Majority of the time I drive alone to work and I can't car pool because of schedule and location.