Well, as they say, different strokes…
I went with a toad I could tow four-down for one sound reason— I live in an apartment complex that very kindly allows me to store my Interstate at home at no extra cost, but they will not
allow me to store any kind of trailer or dolly there, not even for extra cost.
As for why I didn't choose a Smart for my toad, there were two sound reasons— when I bug out for a hurricane, a lot of the stuff I'm trying to save goes in the toad, so I needed something that had a decent amount of storage space (Honda Fit has 64 cubic feet of storage with the rear seat folded down, a Smart has almost
enough cargo space for a set of golf clubs and I don't play golf
), and the thought of driving a glorified golf cart as my daily driver in New Orleans metro area traffic scared the bejayzus out of me!
But I think you will find that having a toad for your Interstate will greatly expand your capabilities. Here's a suggestion, though— if you're getting a trailer for your Smart anyway, get one with a few feet of extra length, and put a cargo box on the front! It won't make a lot of difference in the trailer weight, but will give you extra storage beyond what you'll have in the car.