i reserved my smart sometime in the middle of march and I just got configure it today. So it doesnt seem to be taking me that long in the whole swing of things. Even my dealer (nick, hes a great guy) was surprised. He said it would probably be within 4-6 months and Id have my car...I contacted 3 different dealers and found that all had orphans and of the three one was willing to negotiate on the price. I have decided to hold off completely for a bit to save up more, watch the economy, & watch the smart.