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post #21 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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So the Penske car is dead but who knows what MBUSA might think up. Rebadge the A200 as an upper level smart???
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I think the Smart line could really usea four door Smart. It would be in the Nissan Versa and Chevy Aveo category. Perhaps Mercerdes will expand the Smart line the way BMW expanded the Mini line.
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I think Mercedes, as discussed before, should revamp and re-badge the A class and use that as the four door smart.
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I think Mercedes, as discussed before, should revamp and re-badge the A class and use that as the four door smart.
I think revamping the Mercedes A Class is a great idea. I can see it as a Smart ForFour after some Smart details and revamping.
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smart needs to stop making stupid concepts cars, that lead no where. They need to put a wide range of cars on the market, for everyones needs. Mini and Fiat are doing it. Maybe they will come around in 2014 year.

The A Class is nothing but a $$$$$$ Honda Fit, or Ford Fiesta. Can MB make a B segment car, in that price range?

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smart needs to stop making stupid concepts cars, that lead no where. They need to put a wide range of cars on the market, for everyones needs. Mini and Fiat are doing it. Maybe they will come around in 2014 year...
Since smartville is almost a capacity, it's unlikely
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The new vehicles don't have to be built at smartville. Mini and Fiat are building cars all over the world. The Japenese and Koreans are too!!! 80% of what capacity, and just one slow selling model at the present. smart really needs to expand it model range, to survive.
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In fact, the upcoming forfour will be built in Slovenia, alongside its Renault counterpart. Keep in mind, those extra models almost killed the whole smart brand in the mid-2000s; I'm sure smart/Daimler will be watching closely to see how the forfour does before adding a third model.
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smart Fortwo is handily outselling the only real competition it has, in the iQ. smart appears to have learned from it's mistakes with the Forfour and Roadster. Slow and steady ...

smart got nearly 10 years out of the first design and some people are up in arms that the 451 hasn't been replaced after just 4 or 5. I do not understand that one bit. I am willing to let M-B and smart recoup some of their design costs on the 451.
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If I recall, the forfour and roadster were both failures due to extremely rushed development and poor timing with launches.

If they spent their sweet time developing and planned the launches better they could easily have a wider range of vehicles.

I mean look at Mini, even though the Countryman is just too much (ugly and useless), they're still selling tons of them! I'm even seeing more and more of the coupes as well!
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