"For those of us into driving around in convoys, now there is a reason other than just "Hey, look at me! I'm driving around in my car!" If there's no delership near you, find a reputable independent garage nearby (you know the…"
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If you live in certain selected markets, check the fleet at your local Hertz rental office. The company plans to add the smart ED to its fleet, starting this week. The first models will be offered in New…"
"Penske (smart USA) has to be feeling the pressure of the reduced sales on the fortwo and its impact on the dealer network. They most likely could not wait the extra year or so it will take for the Daimler/ Renault partnership to bring something new…"
"Daimler is absolutely part of the deal on the next generation smart: link
Penske/smart USA may have some input but as with the current 451 Daimler will control the design and engineering aspects of the new car.
As for the soon-to-arrive reworked…"
I find this interesting. Penske / smart USA has brought in an outside design house to work on both exterior and interior design for the four-seat smart being developed (evidently for customers in the US) with help from Nissan. I had thought that Penske was simply a very influential distributor, but evidently smart USA has gone one step further and is doing the Nissan deal without the participation of the mother ship back in Germany. Does anyone know how this is going to work? Daimler has…See More
"HAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA snort. You don't know my dealer very well. I tried for months to get some dealer support/involvement but to no avail. I have even stopped going in to say hi and to see what they are up to. We did get the group…"