been almost two years since I frist gave them my 99.00 dollars I have received e-mails it will be soon, to keep checking the estimator, I do it still says feb11 thru june 12th, they said they update well Feb 11 th is over, would like a closer answer

David L. Euless Texas

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Comment by Bob Maynard on March 10, 2009 at 11:29pm
I ordered a blue Passion Cabriolet, and expected to wait at least 3 more months. The dealer in Sarasota, FL got in a red one, exactly like I wanted except for the color. When I saw the car, I bought it, and now I love red.
Comment by Howdy1LC on February 27, 2009 at 8:55pm
Hey Dave,
I can completely understand your frustration, I waited 14 months for mine and finally got it 3 days ago. The DDE was a joke, it changed just about daily. Once you get the 90 days call from your dealer, you will know better. You did not say if you have configured your smart. Did you? If I was you I would call smart and ask which of the smart centers in your area will be yours. Then get to know the people at the center, they are a lot more helpful than the 1.800 representatives. Good luck. I can tell you that they wait was definitely worth it. I am having a ball with mine.
Comment by Tim on February 21, 2009 at 10:29pm
We got a great orphan Cabrio instead of waiting and got our $99 back. There seem to be alot more orphans out there nowadays. Check the dealers. Got an '09 off the floor for the '08 price!
Comment by NuBiker on February 21, 2009 at 11:37am
Hey Dave - you are one patient man!!!!

Good things happen to those who wait.
Keep us informed...we are all cheering for you.
For me, part of the joy of purchasing anything is the joy of the hunt, ya know?
I put my $99 down in August 2008, so I have not been waiting nearly as long as you.
At this point, I have not even been notified to configure the car.
Good thing though... I keep changing my mind about what color I want, LOL.
Currently, I want a white/black passion with the comfort package.
But....those Pure's - with their hubcaps look kinda funky !!!
I like the hubcaps!!!
However, my wife has a smart, and I like to play with the paddles on the steering wheel - so I guess I am gonna go with the passion.

Best Regards,
Nu
Comment by David Lowery on February 21, 2009 at 10:29am
a Big Thanks to everyone that posted messages here for me, I do not know where the dealership my car will arrive here in Ft worth or the number, I never got it from Smart. I do not want somebodys else smart, I want mine, the one I ordered, stands for a reason. I'm a truck driver , I drive for AAA Cooper, I drive to Houston and back every week night, I have been so looking forward for my Smart, if you lonly knew what I have been Through. I do understand what you have told me, I mite find that dealership this weekend, Thanks for the advise...David
Comment by kdfcogwheel on February 20, 2009 at 4:53pm
Hi, Just a word of note. I hope this may be a bit comforting. I have done extensive reading on these websites and have found other owners have waited quite some time. You have a DDE with exact dates. What this means is that the dealer should receive the vehicle 30 days + 7 days or so (allowing for customs clearance and over the road shipping missteps) from the first date in your DDE. In this case February 11th. The dealer has an R-11 printout that lists all of the pertinent data including the VIN which can also be used to track the shipment over seas on WWL shipping lines. Thus, it could be expected in the dealers's garage by March 11th. You can go to WWL's website and track it under the cargo ID search box. Just enter the VIN provided by your dealer. The progress is updated every 6 hours across the pond. The likely port of entry for you would be Galveston, TX. WWL shipping doesn't make as many trips there as they do Baltimore, MD. I have seen where WWL has as many as 16 to 20 visits per month to Baltimore. Their ships carry as many as 7500 vehicles at a time. They have over 60 vessels. Once on land I know that here in Michigan the dealer uses Bavarian Motor Freight to transport the vehicles. Or sometimes they may use Reliable Vehicle Transport. Either way the cars are completely enclosed in a trailer, safe from the elements. With all of that being said, contact the dealer ASAP. I am sure he/she has all of the necessary information for you. Woo Hoo!! I can't wait for my DDE to climb out of the "can't be estimated" zone. The wait is becoming unbearable.
Comment by seadave on February 20, 2009 at 11:42am
Took me 16 months to get mine here in Houston. Ordered August 2007 and received it in December 2008. It was well worth the wait!!! In the meantime there are orphans available so it might be worth a trip to your local dealer.

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