My DDE is 10-22-08 to 1-20-09 and now that it is getting close I can't wait. When it was a year away I was fine but now I'm obsessed. I check the DDE 6 times a day. When did you guys get your cars in your 3 month window. Does the 3 month window go down to a 1 month window or 1 week or what. Help, thanks for letting me vent.

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Comment by SMARTNAZ on October 2, 2008 at 9:58pm
I just did the final configuration in the first week of September. My DDE shows 10/22/08 to 01/24/09. Talked with the dealer today. The paperwork they have shows delivery of the car 11/24/08. The dealer said to give or take a week either way. Looks like it will be a great Thanksgiving!
Comment by SMARTNAZ on October 1, 2008 at 1:13am
So I my DDE is 10/24/08 to 01/24/09, once I get past the October 24th mark I should expect to hear from Chandler Smart Car? From what Ellie and Brad have said, it sounds like the car should be here late November. By the way, I check the DDE 5-10 times a day. Can't wait for the car to get here. Jim
Comment by Chris Wurgler on September 27, 2008 at 11:13am
I picked mine up Sept 15th, yippie, and I wasn't expecting it until near the end of my DDE which would have been early Nov.
Comment by Brad Garbus on September 27, 2008 at 7:16am
That is about right. My DDE is Oct 30 - Jan 20, I called my dealer and they have the ETA date in their system for Nov 30. If you are within a month of your first DDE date I would suggest calling the dealer and see if they have the arrival date yet. My dealer did....
Comment by Heavy Lifter on September 26, 2008 at 11:54pm
DDE of 10/17-1/15. It's been moving away the last 3 weeks. If I understand the posts here, when the actual date exceeds the 1st DDE number by a little, expect a call. That about right?
Comment by Ellie on September 26, 2008 at 11:14pm
My last DDE ETA start date was July 28 and I was notified on Aug 22 that my car had arrived at the dealership. I became obsessed on June 4th when I saw a live smart in traffic with temp tags from the same dealer I was assigned to. Two weeks later I joined this forum and couldn't stay away from it.
Comment by Brad Garbus on September 26, 2008 at 11:00pm
That has also been my experience. Over the last few weeks it jumped all over the place until the dealer called and gave the a firm date (rather than a range). It has not changed since. I am about 8-9 weeks out yet, so I think your observation is spot on.
Comment by Ron McNabb on September 26, 2008 at 10:12pm
Michele is correct. I got my car about 4 weeks after my EDD. My EDD was my ship date and the date I got my VIN. I got my car on the 2nd of September, and my EDD was 8 August. My EDD date did change alot. It Started with a Novemeber EDD and then moved all the way back to August. I too check my EDD often, but found that it changed only at 7:00 am everyday. I would say it changed about 20 times. About, 4 times through out the year, and the rest in the last 2 months. If you EDD starts to move alot, then I would guess you are about two months from getting your smartie.
Comment by Brad Garbus on September 26, 2008 at 4:41pm
I have the same DDE too, but I called the dealer and they have a ETA date in their system for me of Nov 30th and assure me it has never been more than a week off for them... We will see.
Comment by Michele on September 26, 2008 at 1:40pm
Once I was ahead of my 3 month window starting with my first month, I got my car about 4 weeks later. This was a constant pattern with everyone that were getting there's around the same time I did, that is how I knew I was getting my car soon. Good luck! You will love your car.

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