The Smart ForTwo has about as much legitimate historical significance as a nautical tattoo on someone’s ribcage who hasn’t ever sailed and likely can’t swim.
Driving one delivers at least two poignant admissions to the world.
First: you care about saving gas, but don’t really understand what miles per gallon means.
Second: You need a car, but refuse to capitulate by joining the crowd and buying something practical. This represents your small stand against buying a real car. Or maybe you understand the irony behind buying a car seen to be super-efficient, all the while knowing there are myriad less thirsty options.