The coffins-on-wheels remark about the Smart cars is totally misplaced. I used to assume this, too, seeing as how it just looks like something you’d easily pick up by the fender and throw away.
The truth is, they’re extremely crash-safe. I don’t remember if it was Top Gear I saw a crash test of a Smart car on, but they rammed one at over 50 MPH straight into a concrete block. The side windows weren’t even broken, and they opened easily. No internal cabin damage, no squashed cabin space, but as the presenter dryly remarked, “Not that this would save you in this situation, since your internal organs would pretty much all have burst by being pressed against your rib cage and skull anyway.”
So, not a coffin-on-wheels, but way to damn expensive, even if it is extremely practical in an urban setting.
For that, I’d much prefer the old Fiat 500, anyway. Now THERE’S a coffin on wheels for sure, though!