How long have you waited to get your Smart? Unfortantely, I signed up in April and was told it may take up to six months. I'm still holding out hope that it won't be that long. I saw some people waitied over a year before taking delivery of their Smart.

I wonder why its taking so long for Smart cars to make it to the States. There are plenty of well established Mercedes dealership here and I would think that Mercedes would have no trouble running things smoothly. I haven't gotten a phone call yet from the local gm or sales rep on my vehicle.

Anyone have some words of wisdom or encouragement for someone waiting for their Smart to arrive?

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Comment by Nancy & Gary on June 19, 2008 at 2:08pm
The waiting game is really hard and even harder when you don't have a dealership and don't know when you are getting one. I first looked at the Smart Car in February in Ca. and came home to Nevada and put in my reservation. Hope to have a dealership soon. Hang in there.
Comment by SCOA on June 16, 2008 at 9:21pm
I reserved a while back but couldn't handle the wait so I hoped on the orphan list. It's been a great feeling ever since.

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Comment by Don Turrentine on June 16, 2008 at 9:20pm
Does Mercedes Benz authorize the "orphans" add ons??? This is almost not the American way of developing business!!! I am amazed at what I am reading. I had to wait for a year before I was abel to marry, I hope the wait for the smart will be as worthwhile!!
Comment by Wim McKenzie on June 16, 2008 at 9:19pm
Maybe I am lucky but my buying experience was terrfic. -
Put a $99 reservation sometime in early summer 07 - was contact about Sept/Oct via email to specify the build. Received an email sometime early January with VIN number saying car was in transit. Received an email from dealer mid-January, expecting delivery by week's end.
Car was there. Price was the on-line price (despite dip in $$ vs Euro). Could not have been easier - no pressure for aftermarket dodads. Did purchase a tire/wheel plan because of New England potholes.
I loved the buying process - wish every car purchase were the same. Car sold by Inskip Motors in Warwick, RI.
Comment by Don Saltsman on June 16, 2008 at 9:18pm
I realize they said it would be a month or two till I was called before I can actually order my car with the options but I'm getting anxious and getting nervous as it has been over one month and no call. Should I be nervous.
Also, I've read alot of comments and it seems to me that where you live, whether the A/C is used and if you are driving like everyday is a Sunday drive is the key to great mileage. Also, whether you drive in D or manual etc. Are we getting excited for nothing and feeding the French and Mercedes just for a few talks with people like us that are fasinated with the new look, the thrill and just a fade?
By the way, I haven't made up my mind about mine becoming an orphan yet so don't get excited. Anyway, seem like you pay dear extra money that the only one that makes out is the dealership for equipment that isn't anything to write home about.
Comment by Dino on June 16, 2008 at 8:22pm
I ordered my car in June of 2007. I picked it up on May 30th. i was contacted some time over the winter to confirm my option list or to make changes to it. At that time they estimated a mid May delivery. in Mid April I was asked to go to the dealer and submit a $1000 non refundable deposit. At that time they said they could not give me a VIN number. This meant thecar had not been produced. I didn't think the mid May estimate could be accurate as it would take more than 4 weeks to produce and ship. Well they may have been optomistic but only by a couple of weeks.
The dealer said they received 25 on 27th and had them all prepped and delivered by the end of the month.
Worth the wait? You bet. I hope they speed thing up for those that are waiting.
Comment by Tim on June 16, 2008 at 8:05pm
Pity me... we just reserved last week!
Comment by Anne King on June 16, 2008 at 7:53pm
I ordered my car in October of 2007, received my confirmation email with a two week window to specify options on Feb 14, 2008 and was told that my car would be in July 8, 2008. That has been changed to July 17, 2008. I think the dealer wants people to get discouraged and give them up so that they can mark up the sticker price to make more profit. Not gonna happen. They are going to sell me my ordered car at the price I was quoted.
Comment by Chuck Hedrick on June 16, 2008 at 7:41pm
I ordered my car Feb 2008 and was told it takes about 6 months, Now My DDe is July-Sept 2009.
Comment by Jack on June 16, 2008 at 7:37pm
I got on the reservation list May 2008. We were told the time from reservation to car delivery would be about 20 months, and approx only 30,000 units are built for the USA market per year. All cars come from France. We are still looking at othe cars,the Honda Civic Hybrid , Fit and the Scion xB and xD.

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