Agreed! I was looking for a car about the time they were being introduced, and I was watching the pricing on them. I gave up thinking they were going to go for the original $11-$13k that was originally foreseen as the introduction pricing. Instead of pricing for the actual value of the car, they're going for TWICE as much. And for WHAT?For the cost of the Smart, you could have a nice used TDI, or a small Honda, be getting the same or better MPG, much more performance, and have a real car.