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Dealership change news only

This thread will be for any dealership changes as a result of the transitions.

Starters: first known dealership that will be independent.
Jacksonville smart car dealer to stay after Mercedes-Benz takes over U.S. operation

Jacksonville smart car dealer to stay after Mercedes-Benz takes over U.S. operation | jacksonville.com

"...Mercedes-Benz spokesman Geoff Day said the dealers to be released from contracts will be independents, not theirs.
"The transition will occur over the next four months," Day said. "It makes more sense to move forward with dealers that are not Mercedes-Benz. We can deal better with a Mercedes-Benz dealer."
Smart center Jacksonville is part of the Brumos Motor Cars network, which has Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus dealerships in Arlington and Jacksonville's Westside. Mercedes-Benz of Orange Park general manager Jeff Bender, also dealer operator for smart, said he wasn't concerned to learn Penske was transferring operations to Mercedes.
"We are staying with the fold," Bender said. "It is how they do it in the rest of the world and matches with the way the way they do business worldwide."..."
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Tucson, AZ smart car Dealership

Mercedes Benz of Tucson will be the new smart car dealership in Tucson. They are presently located on Speedway but will be moving to their new location on Grant on July 1. At that time, they will be selling and servicing the smart car.

Stop by and introduce yourselves to them at their current location.

smart center of Chandler it has been great working with you, but it will be great having a dealership closer to home.
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First publicity for Jacksonville smart in...forever. Let's hope they make the most out of it while they can.

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FYI Y'all. Here's my 2 cents for the Jax 'nay-sayers'. Posted to the Jacksonville Paper.

"I own one and my wife and I feel safe in the smart and drive it on the expressways with no problem. You have to just sit in the car to realize it's got the most room inside of any 'micro car'. When you drive it you don't feel like it's small at all. The 'test drive' is what sold us on it, and the bonus is it's a Mercedes-Benz Brand.

I invite anyone that wants to know the real story on the smart forTwo, to contact any of us owners. For first hand knowledge. (and NO I do don't sell them, I am a owner.)

spiceJax 2009 smart passion Tinyurl.com/jaxsmart jaxSmarts@gmail.com"

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Just talked to the Folks at Wilde Jaguar who ran the Smart Centre in Sarasota. They are losing the brand and will be closing the Smart Centre. It may or may not be picked up by The AutoHaus across the road that just opened their new building.
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Does anyone know when orlando smart operations will move to MB?
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How will an independent get parts?
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Sacramento, we're losing our basketball team and what about our independent Smart dealer?
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Sacramento, we're losing our basketball team and what about our independent Smart dealer?
We don't know the Orlando center will physically change. When I was there in February, the staff is staying with the current dealership when the smart center closes. As for services, we are all waiting on the announcements. I would guess the same for any of the independent dealers right now.

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How will an independent get parts?
As for the parts, I don't see that changing; they will order like they do now through a smart service center for OEM or getting parts from all kinds of sources for some OEM (salvagers) or non-OEM parts.

As more MB dealers sell smarts in the future, then I would guess that access to parts is anticipated to increase.
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We don't know the Orlando center will physically change. When I was there in February, the staff is staying with the current dealership when the smart center closes. As for services, we are all waiting on the announcements. I would guess the same for any of the independent dealers right now.
i just got the email from Jill Lajdzjak saying smart Orlando is closing 5-31-11 (11 days from today)
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