An "Orphan" is a car that arrives at the dealer with no owner. (The person who reserved has changed her mind or he has bought annother car rather than wait)
Dealers have been loading them up with options and selling them for as much as they can get.
hi Tanja. Welcome to the smart club. I joined 2 weeks ago Sunday and my # is 4481... you are 5335 which means there have been almost 900 new members in 2 weeks. WOW.. there's a lot of 'smart' people out here. I reserved my smart on June 4 2008 so I have over a year to wait also.. Seems like a life time.