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June 29, 2006

America gets Smart

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Already a hit in Europe, the Smart car by Mercedes-Benz is slated to hit U.S. roads in the first quarter of 2008. Small size makes the car urban friendly and good on gas, cool styling make it a smart move for style conscious city slickers. Mercedes had been looking for a worthy distributor and seems to have found it in UnitedAuto Group. They'll send the cars throughout the U.S and Puerto Rico.

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Tracked on Jun 30, 2006 12:33:23 AM

I like the idea a lot and I would buy one but the looks need to be better. It's too tall for a car. They should try stretching it horizontally more.

The car looks like a squished version of a full size one instead of having a sleek design. If they get a new body, I'll be the first one in line.

Posted by: Siggy | Jul 1, 2006 5:42:02 PM

But if it were any longer, it couldn't fit in all those not-quite-big-enough-for-another-car-spaces people leave when they're parking along a street. You know. When if the schmuck had just pulled up another foot or so, you could park. I love driving with my friend in her Mini Cooper bc we always find a spot. The Smart car beats even that little model-- and the added height means you don't have to be mini in stature to drive it!

Posted by: ckb | Jul 3, 2006 10:23:08 AM

The $20,000 price tag talked about is way out of line for this thing. Chevy Cobalt $12,000 Caliber about $14,000
Then you have Piglett for 20 K sorry no thanks.
9K maybe.

Posted by: Bob N. | Jul 5, 2006 9:25:31 PM

I'd be in the market for a Brabus smartforFour. Its got 200hp which is huge for a little roller skate like this. If they'd bring me one of those i'd easily pay 20k for it. I agree that 20k is defiinitely not enough when there's such a huge lack of horsepower. For a few extra thousand you could afford a mustang GT.

Granted this car isnt being released in the U.S. as a tuner car, but I think this car is going to have the same dinky niche market that hybrids currently fill unless the Brabus kit comes over. Remember the geo metro? 3 cylinders get eaten alive in my town. 200hp is a minimum to get any respect on the road in my neck of the woods.

Posted by: Jeremiah | Jul 8, 2006 9:22:58 AM

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