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?

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Comment by Darlene on August 5, 2009 at 5:18pm
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
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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