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I've been a smart reservation holder since
June 3, 2008
Location
Tustin, CA
My favorite things about smart
Fun to drive and great on Gas
About Me
My name is Rob, I am 45 and cannot wait to get my new vehicle. I love the vehicle, its awesome performance and pocket friendly. Hope to get mine soon...
My smart's name
financial101

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Warning for all smart owners....You must read this

Posted on October 14, 2009 at 2:59pm 106 Comments

I am a 2009 Smart owner. This has been the worst purchase in my entire life. Here is why:

1) Golf cart on the Freeway, Very uncomfortable, Bad back already..

2) Compromise for only few miles per gallon, cost is high

3) No special financing like Toyota and Nissan incentives..

4) Premium Gas, High Financing by Benz, Savings are smaller and smaller

5) cannot pick up friends, any time of niece for a ball game ( only two..)

6) you will look like a Dork, every one will… Continue

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At 8:38pm on October 19, 2009, Fish said…
Hi Rob,

Do you still have your smart, or did it sell?
At 8:36pm on October 15, 2009, spicejax said…
Dear Rob, Didn't you drive the car BEFORE you bought it?

WHY on earth would you wait since June of 2008, post on your susai page that:
My favorite things about smart "Fun to drive and great on Gas",
and go on to say
"I cannot wait to get my new vehicle. I love the vehicle, its awesome performance and pocket friendly."
then Rant that you must warn us 'smart owners' and list the six things that you are displeased with. If your intention is to 'warn' potential buyers that may be as clueless as you seem to be, post it on the Still Waiting Group, Click here to go there and re post your rant. On most 'forums' out on the 'net, a moderator would move your topic to the proper place since we don't, why don't you do the right thing, move it and delete this one. One thing you have have been able to do is get lots of comments probably the most of any on susai.

Unfortunately, I must address the 6 points now:

1) Have you ever driven a Golf Cart on the Freeway, if so how did you survive? Bad Back? So what car IS good for your bad back?
2) How many miles do you drive, if the PRICE of gas was a main concern, why didn't you look at a car that uses 87 octane regular gas or an electric (zero cost for gas on that)?
3) See number 4b
4a) See number 2
4b) How about some no cost financing PAY CASH, low cost, if you have a savings account put it in a credit union, get a 2% share loan. You didn't have to use MB financing.
5) Have your friends PICK YOU UP (saves you gas $)
6) In case it didn't occur to you, your post has made you one on a WORLDWIDE scale, sorry about that, chief.

Where did you list the car and what is the price, $5000.00 off what? Gee, maybe I'll buy the car you call "financial101" (kinda ironic ain't it?). Fred's comment on how to sell the smart is spot on. Are you really being altruistic or are you angry that you have poor car buying and selling skills? Why don't you just trade it in on your 'Dream Car'?

btw yahoo does not review cars, they post reviews from other web sites, and of questionable credentials at that.
Finally I leave you with the paraphrased words of Sir Elton John...Sorry is the hardest word.
At 4:14pm on October 14, 2009, Brabus007 said…
Thanks for the Warning Rob... Now can somebody tell me what the Weather is going to be Today...???...<:-))

 
 
 

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