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I've been a smart owner since
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Tampa Bay Florida USA
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I'm a car nut, I love odd, fun different cars. I still have the first white ScionxB on the east coast. I drove a prototype Toyota that became the FX model... just different. stuff is fun. Low-buck different is better. My custom Jaguar... no one noticed. the xB and THIS will get some attention. ha ha ha ha
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Dealer mark-up on "orphan" SMART cars

Posted on April 5, 2009 at 9:00am 3 Comments

[this was originally posted as an "answer", but I'm starting to see the question over and over, so I'll blog this "editorial".] Feel free to comment about .Dealer mark-up on "orphan" SMART cars

It is interesting to see the sales cycle of "enthusiast cars" creeping into the edges of the SMART car experince, where car buyers are not "exotic" car enthusiast, and don't know/see history repeating itself. The dealer tricks /gimmicks I'm hearing about are the same stories and… Continue

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At 7:48pm on April 4, 2009, wdhitch said…
If you'll go to and send me you contact info I'll get you on the email list for upcoming events... I'm also coordinating the caravan from the Tampa area to the Orlando Old Town event.
At 10:14pm on March 13, 2009, Scott Winton said…
At 6:04pm on February 14, 2009, wdhitch said…
Hi there.... just wanted to bring the local club for smart owners to your attention. Suncoast Smarts has monthly meets for dinner... or a movie... or just to look at our cars. the website is We have a couple of events coming up in the next couple of weeks.. Hope to see you there!!
At 2:43pm on November 22, 2008, Ken Wagar said…
I am sorry but I had to cancel the Sebring event due to lack of committment. We needed a minimum of 20 cars committed and were unable to reach that number by the deadline. We may try again next year.

K. Wagar
At 8:04am on September 7, 2008, delaney said…
Commenting on your comment about tall men. . .I had a 6"2' man in my car the other day. He said he was comfortable, but I couldn't figure out how to move the seat back even farther, because to me he looked cramped. Tell me how? I'm 5", so don't have any issue. Haha.
Labor day weekend I drove from ABQ NM to Laramie WY. While the wind was high and I had a hard time with it, I had absolutely no issue with speed, whether on straightaway or uphill. Imagine the looks on people's faces, who passed me going downhill, then I passed them going uphill! Precious. It was a blast!
At 7:27am on September 7, 2008, delaney said…
I'd love to park sideways in a space, but i'm sure some meany would ensure I couldn't get out. That sure is a fun idea, though. I may try it at work. Since there are 3 of us at work who park together, we were going to do that and take pics.
At 12:13pm on August 24, 2008, delaney said…
Hilarious. Every single person who asks questions cannot understand that it runs on gas. Oh well. I even had a woman ask me, after I told her it runs on premium, "do you have to plug it in at night?"
Parking - I heard on the blogs that you shouldn't pull completely into a parking space, so I've been practicing that. I think it helps not to get crashed while it's parked.
At 8:49am on July 23, 2008, Ken Wagar said…
Thanks for your response to my Sebring message. I talked to the track and the final brochure and details about the weekend won't be out until October so that is when I will firm things up. You have experience at the track so if you have suggestions please let me know what they are. Several people have responded with interest so it could be a great event.

Thanks again,

Ken Wagar

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