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Toes, I don't there is a requirement for a car salesman to be PR professional. I do think a salesman needs to be able to communicate well to potential buyers. Every parent who raised their kids through high school have leaned the jobs of being a PR professional and salesman very well. To imply that I could not be PR professional or a salesman is somewhat presumptuous in my opinion. Other than that, I don’t disagree with the rest of your reply.
Dave, ads are needed, because there are a lot of misconceptions about the car out there and we are not PR professionals. We can contribute to the brand through our efforts, but a stronger support by Daimler-Benz will help sell more cars. Increased numbers of smarts will make for better support, more dealerships, further investments in the brand, and so on. Even the most successful of brands advertise (e.g. Apple). I just learned that the primary demographic of smart buyers in the US is/has been older, so there is a huge untapped field of customers in the first car buyers demographic, if ads can get their/their parents' attention and dispel myths about safety, etc.
Looks to me that this page has been forgotten
and I sure hope to see safe and smart revamped and back up and running again
Amy and I have been encountered by a few parents with pre-driving teens. It was they that came up with the idea that the smart may be the best choice for their kid. With some state's laws limiting the passengers for the young first time driver, driving a smart makes a wise choice. There's a market for this teenaged group.
I do agree with much of the comments here. There definitely are some maintenance issues that must be dealt with. As much as we love our smart, our transmission problem is a little annoying.
Well. it is better than having a bunch of kids in the back egging you on to do stupid and sometimes dangerous things. (outside the 'other dangerous' thing).
Give MB Westminster Colorado credit, they have been very active at trying to change the distaste us SMART owners had when our local SMART Center closed. Our new SMART Center with MB Westminster is great! We are very happy with them, and their service is top notch. On top of that, we get free car washes whenever we want!Wish we could say the same thing here in MN. Even a crappy dealer would be preferential to no dealer. I will keep this dealer in mind though as its only another 500 mi from my nearest dealer(Omaha)