Got my new Smart ED (U.S. and Canada) - Smart Car Forums
User Tag List

 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 109 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
Bohemian Moderator
SCOA Club
 
jwight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dayton, OH USA
Posts: 22,961
Thanks: 6,121
Thanked 4,888 Times in 2,830 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Garage
Got my new Smart ED (U.S. and Canada)

Started in anticipation of May 1st (or 3rd) deliveries.

Let us know when you get your new electric drive (or whatever smart is calling them this week....)

1. cooltoys, NY
2. Woody14619, NY
3. hunger, CA
4. zipperdu, CA
5. Don Bearden, CA*
6. Jeffrey Myers, MD?*


* from smartusainsider.com

Last edited by jwight; 06-02-2013 at 12:43 PM. Reason: updated delivery list
jwight is online now  
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to jwight For This Useful Post:
chieftmc (04-22-2013), E SMART (04-22-2013), jimtesla (08-17-2013), Neonspinnazz (04-23-2013), TrekSmart (04-22-2013), Woody14619 (06-03-2013)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 109 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 07:27 AM
SCOA Club
 
MB DNA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cruzin' Carolina 6yrs w/more SPM
Posts: 4,493
Thanks: 1,260
Thanked 2,075 Times in 1,136 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 252 Post(s)
MB DNA is online now  
post #3 of 109 (permalink) Old 04-24-2013, 07:23 AM
Admin/mod.
SCOA Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Clearwater
Posts: 9,245
Thanks: 593
Thanked 1,343 Times in 855 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Garage
Added "Electric Drive" in the User's Profile for those who are getting theirs...
JPaul is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to JPaul For This Useful Post:
chieftmc (04-24-2013), jefferios (05-18-2013), jwight (04-24-2013), marc04 (04-24-2013)
post #4 of 109 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
Bohemian Moderator
SCOA Club
 
jwight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dayton, OH USA
Posts: 22,961
Thanks: 6,121
Thanked 4,888 Times in 2,830 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Garage
Will open the thread on May 15th for delivery posts

Awaiting the news today!

Last edited by jwight; 05-15-2013 at 06:01 AM.
jwight is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to jwight For This Useful Post:
pointlomadave (05-15-2013)
post #5 of 109 (permalink) Old 05-16-2013, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
Bohemian Moderator
SCOA Club
 
jwight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dayton, OH USA
Posts: 22,961
Thanks: 6,121
Thanked 4,888 Times in 2,830 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by MB DNA View Post
Ditto.....
jwight is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to jwight For This Useful Post:
pointlomadave (05-16-2013)
post #6 of 109 (permalink) Old 05-16-2013, 07:35 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 52
Thanks: 20
Thanked 37 Times in 15 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is what my genius dealer had to write me yesterday:

Quote:
I hear some cars are on their way to the dealerships now and might arrive in the next few days.

I'm not sure how the rebates work. I think the Federal comes off the price and the state is a tax rebate but I haven't looked into it yet.
What a joker, I swear... I'm this close to giving up on "Ed" and get the Fiat 500e instead!

At least the Fiat guys have their sh!t together. Communication from Fiat USA has been much more clear from day 1, options and packages are straightforward, and the Fiat dealer in my area actually knows what he's talking about and does ACTUAL RESEARCH to answer my questions.

Examples:

Quote:
I had a conference call with CARB and the original budget is running out however they did reload the money and we should be good for the balance of the year at least. They also eliminated Hybrids from the program so Prius's will no longer qualify.
Quote:
FIAT has priced the 500e at $32,500 including destination fee, prior to federal, state and local rebates/tax incentives. The 500e comes highly equipped straight from the factory including all power options including a Navigation system and BlueTooth capability.
Quote:
The only options are a power sliding glass moonroof ($1,050) and the "Sport Appearance Package" ($495). This package includes contrast-colored mirror caps and side stripes, dark graphite colored alloy wheels, smoked head-light/tail-light lenses and is only available with a dark interior.
Quote:
FIAT has announced a deeply subsidized lease on the 500e. Just $999 total due at signing and $199 per month plus tax for a 36 month, 12,000 mile-per-year lease. Alternatively, FIAT is also offering 0.00%APR financing for up to 60 months on the 500e. Both these amazing offers are offered on approved credit for well qualified buyers.
marc04 is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to marc04 For This Useful Post:
E SMART (05-17-2013), jwight (05-17-2013)
post #7 of 109 (permalink) Old 05-17-2013, 06:53 AM
 
E SMART's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 600
Thanks: 37
Thanked 83 Times in 49 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
On Fiat in general ...

When they first arrived around Chicago had stopped in to a North Shore area dealer and talked a bit with the sales rep. They had a 'remote' lot with new cars awaiting the showroom to be finished at the time (Fiat would not let them 'sell' any cars until it was completed) and the guy actually knew quite a bit about them, had to complete an off-site training program of course along with designated mechanics. I'd imagine the same would happen with the EV's they'll sell but it's interesting because its starting out in a very limited market area.
E SMART is offline  
post #8 of 109 (permalink) Old 05-17-2013, 07:12 AM
 
E SMART's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 600
Thanks: 37
Thanked 83 Times in 49 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Back to main topic ...

some smart U.S. based dealers have these NOW

Have always liked the autotrader site as it shows dealer inventory, sometimes it's pre-orders for customers but other times it shows cars actually in stock. If anyone is in the Germantown, MD area please see if these are there! First non-launch color on a lot I've seen as well --- and its indeed a Gen III by its looks and pricing to me:

Cars for Sale: 2013 smart fortwo electric drive in Germantown, MD 20874: Coupe Details - 346576825 - AutoTrader.com





E SMART is offline  
post #9 of 109 (permalink) Old 05-17-2013, 08:02 AM
SCOA Club
 
MB DNA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cruzin' Carolina 6yrs w/more SPM
Posts: 4,493
Thanks: 1,260
Thanked 2,075 Times in 1,136 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 252 Post(s)
With a release date of May 15, shouldn't be any in inventory as the first wave should have been pre-sold?

Very odd that we have now gone a couple days with not even one delivery being acknowledged by smartUSA, sUSAi, smart USA FB, a smart Center with inventory to sell (?) or a new owner?

Appears that Ed "delayed" has only served to sell more Leafs and potentially 500e's? What a business model - smart continues to provide more questions than answers?

Popcorn to celebrate the first Ed delivery has become very stale . . .
MB DNA is online now  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to MB DNA For This Useful Post:
magilly00 (05-21-2013), pointlomadave (05-17-2013), russianfront (05-17-2013)
post #10 of 109 (permalink) Old 05-17-2013, 10:45 AM
 
E SMART's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 600
Thanks: 37
Thanked 83 Times in 49 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MB DNA View Post
With a release date of May 15, shouldn't be any in inventory as the first wave should have been pre-sold?

Very odd that we have now gone a couple days with not even one delivery being acknowledged by smartUSA, sUSAi, smart USA FB, a smart Center with inventory to sell (?) or a new owner?

Appears that Ed "delayed" has only served to sell more Leafs and potentially 500e's? What a business model - smart continues to provide more questions than answers?

Popcorn to celebrate the first Ed delivery has become very stale . . .

I suppose those that are listed with this dealer could be cancelled customer orders (those who wanted them simply couldn't wait any longer and bought a LEAF) but who knows --- none of these appear to have the steering wheel 'paddle' option either but again probably just in the first batch -- did you happen to notice date of mfg, yes that's February 2013 ... kind of confirms the theory as they've been in the states waiting for smart to release them for awhile ?

E SMART is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
electric drive , new york , smart center ny

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Smart Car Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


331

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got my new Smart ED (Canada) marc hanna smart fortwo Electric Drive 88 06-07-2013 12:03 PM
Smart in Canada Nelly New Members Area 3 02-15-2013 08:28 AM
Hello from Canada - I just got a smart highstyle! joshualo New Members Area 10 11-12-2011 12:36 PM
Smart Canada administrator smart News 0 10-15-2010 09:00 AM
Smart Comes to Canada administrator smart News 0 10-15-2010 08:59 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On