"I had a customer last week with a loaded Honda Fit EX-L that she paid $25,000 for earlier this year (including tax) looking to replace it was a 453 Prime. As a trade-in 7 months later is was worth $15,000, so its not just smart cars that depreciate…"
"Mercedes/smart use more expensive & safer materials to build their cars (check out safety ratings for Spark, Fit, and Versa vs. the smart), so more expensive materials plus a 4 year warranty instead of the 3 year for those cars increases the…"
"From a business perspective, how are the incentives not amazing at up to 20-25% off? Its not like MBUSA or the dealers make much (if any) money selling smart cars, so how can we ask for even more incentives if they are selling to take a monetary…"
"Mercedes no longer has the individual websites that they used to provide their MB dealers either- now only the dealer's individual websites exist. (Most MB dealers had their MBUSA-maintained website plus a dealer-maintained site whereas many…"
"The loyalty rebate is $500 for 2016 electric coupes for anybody who owns/leases/financing a smart/sprinter/Benz, or $500 for 2016 gas coupes for current smart customers of MBFS (currently financing or leasing a smart via MBFS)
It is not…"
Nothing new that hasnt been discussed on smartcarofAmerica. A bunch of my 2016 cars haven't been released from the VPCs despite us requesting them to come here to the dealership. The reason,(RUMOR has it) is that they are waiting until…"
"Agreed. Without a website to showcase inventory and provide our contact info, we might as well not even be here as far as new customers are concerned. It could be a rough month for sales if they don't replace the website quickly (and fix…"
"-Tachometer would be an addional charge of $120.
-Paddles available with sport package. Not everybody used them of 451(I enjoyed them), and a lot of my customers didn't like/want them. Said they "got in the way". The new auto…"
"Dolores R. from Clean Cities New Hampshire is good at reaching out to smart (and other) electric car owners and dealers. As the closest smart car dealer to New Hampshire, she had me bring an electric smart car to quite a few similar events in New…"
"smartUSA put out a statement to dealers about customers' concerns on this. Tank capacity is 8.7 gallons, fuel reserve light should come on with 1.3 gallons remaining but may come on early, therefore making it seem like the tank is smaller…"