What year/make/model vehicle was (or is) the smallest street-legal (in the US) production car? By “production car” I mean a car built in a factory, and they were built to be sold on lots (rather than special orders built for specific buyers). Use your own definition of “smallest.” You can go by weight or dimensions - it’s up to you. My other requirement is that it has to run on unleaded gasoline, so the CitiCar, CommutaCar and Sparrow are all out.
Mrs. HeyHomie suggested the Geo Metro convertible, 1989ish - 1996ish. However, I think the MG convertible (1960ish - 1979ish), the Triumph Spitfire (1968ish(?) - 1981ish(?)) and the Mazda Miata (1991ish - 1999ish) may all actually be smaller and lighter. The Geo gets better gas mileage, of course (3 cylinders), but that’s not what I’m going for here.
FTR, the Peel P50, apparently manufactured for a few years on the Isle of Man, UK, holds the Guinness world record for smallest street-legal car, but since I can’t get one in the US it doesn’t fit for this thread. But I still think it’s pretty cool.
[sub]Before anyone suggests googling, let me state that I googled before I wrote this thread. I got several links to pages that either didn’t load, were posts on a message board, or were pure spam. So for industrial strength knowlege, I turn to the SDMB.[/sub]