Now that i finally did it and signed up on the waiting list, I realize that i hate to wait. I have been waiting since 6/10 and it already feels like forever. Maybe it is my SoCal impatience, but this is worse than waiting at a red light on a side street. Does anyone know how long it really takes before you are behind the wheel, from the time that you signed up?

Please tell me it is within 6 months!!!

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Comment by Andre Somma on August 19, 2008 at 1:07pm
OK, so my delivery date according to my local Smart Dealer is the first week in September. So if that's true than it will have been about a year and 1 1/2 months. I'm excited to say the least!
Comment by Rob on June 18, 2008 at 5:04pm
Well, we all agree that the wait is over a year. One the other hand, unless you have a lot of money in your bank, do not go one the orphan list because orphan list means: Get me Mr. Dearler with any prise you want!! Dealers will prise it at any dollar amount and Take it or leave it deal. So, the difference in wait time VS. the gas savings on your current car is not worth the extra money that you are going to " Donate" to your local dealership.
Comment by Rocky on June 18, 2008 at 12:28am
It definitely looks like it will be some time before I start smarting off! This mey be worse than I thought. Hopefully I can get the 09 model. At least i will have time to save up.\ for when it is ready.
Comment by Nancy & Gary on June 17, 2008 at 10:29pm
What is this oprhan thing? I haven't heard of it. We don't even know if we are going to have a dealership any where around the Vegas valley so we have to wait for that. My EDA has been moved a couple times. It is now March-May 09. Sure wish it was going to be sooner. I can't wait.
Comment by Victor on June 17, 2008 at 6:31pm
I made my deposit on 5/22/2007 and am hoping to hear from smart any day now. My DDE start was 6/10. I am on the fence on taking delivery. Probably will, and also sometime in the near future plop down $99 for the 2010 (or 2011) model.
The DDE changes over time. Initially it was July something-or-other, then it moved closer in weekly jumps to 6/10, then backed off almost daily in smaller increments, back to 6/28 ... today, it has advanced once more to the period from 6/11/2008 to 9/9/2008.
Comment by Kate Holthausen on June 17, 2008 at 5:28pm
I ordered mine in CA last May (2007) - on December 31, 2007 I got an email to configure my smartcar - and then was told maybe by the middle of 2008. I know that as of may 21 it was in Baltimore and the DDE at the dealership in East Hartford CT was June 15th. I waited patiently yesterday and finally called at 4 Pm to see if the cars had arrived. I was told the shipment had not come in yet and I begged the sales person to call me ASAP - the original person I have been talking to is on vacation this week - go figure. I cannot wait to get it as the people I've told about the car, probably think I am a lunatic as it hasn't arrived yet. Be patient, they are coming and from what I have been reading here today - it's worth the wait.
Comment by Astrid on June 17, 2008 at 5:07pm
Signed up December 2007 and estimated delivery date is Dec 08 to Feb 09.
On the downside it means I might have to get the AC in my old car fixed...
on the upside it means I have some ammunition to convince my significant other that getting that motorcycle is a brilliant idea after all =)
If I can sit it out, this will wreck (nay, absolutely annihilate) the longest time I have ever waiting on something that can be bought...and it looks like with 12-15 months of estimated wait I'm still doing decently well.
Comment by Diane on June 17, 2008 at 2:49pm
I just joined the waiting list and was told my wait time is 18-24 months! So much can change by then!
Comment by Gari Chandler on June 17, 2008 at 2:25pm
My reservation was June 17 2007. My delivery window is July 7 thru Oct 7. This has changed several times in the last few months. I am looking forward to the phone call to come and get the baby.
Comment by Leonard Bass on June 17, 2008 at 1:03pm
Go to smartusa website, find delivery estmator and type in your email address and you'll get an estimate of when yoour car will arrive.

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