See the similarities? Actually that isn't my car, it's one the same that I found after doing a quick Google Images search.
So what could these two cars possibly have in common?
Well, they both cost their manufacturers two-and-a-half billion Australian dollars.
And if you're wondering why I'm quoting that figure in Australian dollars, it is because the information is sourced from this story in Caradvice.com.au.
It lists Europe’s Top 10 Loss-making Vehicles thus:
Smart Fortwo 1997-2006 $5.0billion
Fiat Stilo 2001-2009 $3.0b
VW Phaeton 2001-2012 $2.9b
Peugeot 1007 2004-2009 $2.8b
Mercedes A-Class 1997-2004 $2.5b
Bugatti Veyron 2005-2013 $2.5b
Jaguar X-Type 2001-2009 $2.5b
Renault Laguna 2006-2012 $2.2b
Audi A2 2000-2005 $1.9b
Renault Vel Satis 2001-2009 $1.7b
The list is, perhaps surprisingly, topped by the Smart car. There are a few other quirky cars in there too, the Peugeot 1007 with its sliding doors that nobody wanted and the tiny aluminium A2 that was expensive to build.
There was also the original Merc A-Class seen here failing the Elk Test - maybe it wouldn't have been on the list if it wasn't for that embarrassment so early in its life.
The article also breaks down how much each manufacturer lost per example of these cars sold:
Model Years Estimated Loss Per Vehicle (rounded up/down)
Bugatti Veyron 2005-2013 $6,700,500
VW Phaeton 2001-2012 $40,800
Renault Vel Satis 2001-2009 $27,200
Peugeot 1007 2004-2009 $22,300
Audi A2 2000-2005 $11,000
Jaguar X-Type 2001-2009 $6800
Smart Fortwo 1997-2006 $6500
Renault Laguna 2006-2012 $5150
Fiat Stilo 2001-2009 $4000
Mercedes A-Class 1997-2004 $2100
The Peugeot figure is quite shocking because $22300 = £12875 (€15400,US$20800) at current exchange rates which can't be too different from its selling price.
$6800 works out as £3925 (€4700,US$6350) so maybe I got a bargain when I bought my car.
Probably not as much of a bargain as Tata got when they bought Jaguar/Land Rover off Ford though.