Based on functionality, you'd think the Smart car ought to be the cheapest car you can buy but it's not. Not quite, anyway. What you get is two seats, a tiny three-cylinder engine and a rough-shifting transmission all wrapped inside a tall body that pitches forward and aft over bumps. The ForTwo is super-easy to park, infinitely customizable and a sure-fire conversation starter, though.
An association with actor McQueen can multiply the value of a machine.