Who Makes it? what do you tell people who ask that question?

I myself like telling people Mercedes makes it (cause it sounds classy, and I have seen Europian Smarts with the Mercedes logo on them). But I've heard Swatch (yes the watch people) make it, or do you just say "Smart" makes it?
WHAT DO YOU TELL PEOPLE?

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Comment by Darlene on August 5, 2009 at 5:18pm
Hi,
My vanity plate is SWATCH....as I collect the watches (and wear them!!)...and knew the history of the vehicle. Seemed the perfect plate to request!
Comment by Karl A Roth on August 2, 2009 at 1:13pm
Smart GmbH is the answer
http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/05/051305.asp
karl
If you would like to work there please see a Daimler personnel person...
Comment by Robert Stout on August 2, 2009 at 1:52am
In Arizona,the land of full sized pickups, they usually ask,"Who the hell makes that thing???"
Comment by Brabus007 on July 30, 2009 at 6:02pm
~Smart is Real ART~
It is also the only vehicle on display in the New York Museum of Modern Art.
Comment by Brandon Ivey on July 29, 2009 at 10:41pm
I tell people, "Smart is the company that makes the car, Fortwo is the model. But Mercedes owns and engineers Smart. So its a Mercedes S-Class in a tiny package!" Then I go into the engine and all, but thats it in a nutshell.
Comment by rick on July 29, 2009 at 1:03pm
I say Daimler. . .same folks who produce Mercedes
Comment by Jim Yedor on July 29, 2009 at 12:09am
I always say "I'ts a Mercedes" which quiets the "Do you feel safe crowd". I've seen them on EBay classified as a Chrysler smart car. This is due to the former Daimler-Chrysler name. Of course the cars have nothing to do with Chrysler and never did. If you say "Daimler" you get a blank look even though it's the actual maker of Mercedes-Benz automobiles. my license is TINIBNZ. People laugh and then I tell them it's actully made by Mercedes and they go "Oh!"

The answer to "Do you feel smart driving it?" is the explanation of the Swatch/Mercedes collaboration. More than they usually want to know.
Comment by Robert Stout on July 28, 2009 at 5:33am
I tell people it is made by Mattel....
Comment by tommyk on July 27, 2009 at 3:50pm
i say it's a mutt made by mercedes. in france with a mitsubishi motor and the body was designed by swatch
Comment by Guy H on July 27, 2009 at 7:55am
I just say it's made by smart, a subsidiary of Mercedes.

Most people have a look of "realization" when you say smart, because they'll say, "OH! It's a 'smart car'!?!" And, when you say it's a subsidiary of Mercedes, they don't go down the path of thinking you bought a Yugo or something.

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