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Penske flexing its muscle?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Forest Nov 19, 2010. 2 Replies

smart needs to live up to its name

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl A Roth Apr 20, 2013. 10 Replies

E15 fuel for smart?

Started this discussion. Last reply by james g Nov 2, 2010. 3 Replies

 

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Karl A Roth replied to jackb's discussion smart needs to live up to its name
"Seems in spite of all efforts smart still clings to life. "
Apr 20, 2013
jackb replied to Forest's discussion Empty spaces on the dealer map
"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…"
Jul 7, 2011
jackb replied to Carlito's discussion smart ED twice the distance of Volt!
"Wanna try before you buy?   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…"
Dec 12, 2010
Forest replied to jackb's discussion Penske flexing its muscle?
"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…"
Nov 19, 2010
jwight replied to jackb's discussion Penske flexing its muscle?
"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…"
Nov 19, 2010
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Penske flexing its muscle?

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
Nov 19, 2010
clicker replied to jackb's discussion smart needs to live up to its name
"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…"
Nov 15, 2010
Neonspinnazz replied to jackb's discussion smart needs to live up to its name
" That sounds really clever...+1"
Nov 14, 2010

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I've been a smart owner since
May 5, 2008
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
My favorite things about smart
ingenious "packaging" of technology, driving characteristics
About Me
Carbon-based life form. Big fan of nano tech. Runs with scissors.
My smart's name
Don't have one. VIN #? Vinnie for short, maybe?

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At 6:40pm on June 29, 2008, Johnny Ray Knotts said…
P.S. I did the math, you are right!
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