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So the Micra forfive is USA only ?
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So the Micra forfive is USA only ?
Yep, a "Penske forfive" until a REAL next-gen smart forfour or five becomes available.
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So the Micra forfive is USA only ?
Correct.
Smart USA (Penske), realizing they need something more in the lineup here in the states, did not want to wait until the MB/Renault redesign of the Twingo, Fortwo, Forfour to come along in 2013 for something else to offer. They are pushing ahead hoping to gain a bit more than a year on having something new to offer.

Since the Micra is not offered in the states folks can't just pick one up at a Nissan Dealer so yes it will be unique to the states.

And since Nissan and Renault are closely tied together, it's not expected to be a big leap to the new smarts in 2013.



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However, for your viewing enjoyment, here is the current model of the A Class. Pretty sweet looking
Photoshop; the first post in this thread shows the W169 A Class.

I have the W245 B Class and it's a HUGE car, bigger inside than an E Class. Good car too, despite the weight and huge frontal area, it has a lifetime (55,000 mile) average of 32.3 MPG US.
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I was impressed with the A class which was rented in Germany.
It shifted better than my fancy TT. An absolute pleasure in every which way and I always had hoped that it would be brought over to the states.
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I would love to see the forfour and a roadster offered by smart. A roadster with a Tesla electric or hybrid or turbo gas or supercharged diesel option would be sweet!!

Ya can't kill the dream!!
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pleeae check the lower hose,
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Were we having a rough time thought processing in the wee hours?
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I'd have to agree--the A-Klasse is a bit too premium of a price...
Not that the A-class will ever be the basis for a new smart forfour/five, but if it were, I'm sure all the premium features would be stripped out or reserved for BRABUS editions and we would be left with something more comparable to the fortwo's inside with a reduced price.

I've also noticed how "economy" cars have gotten more expensive. I priced out a Fit and Fiesta 5-door that I would like and they were $20K sticker. IMO, the new Focus 5-door will probably go to $25K optioned out. Economy car isn't what it used to be...
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Not that the A-class will ever be the basis for a new smart forfour/five, but if it were, I'm sure all the premium features would be stripped out or reserved for BRABUS editions and we would be left with something more comparable to the fortwo's inside with a reduced price.

I've also noticed how "economy" cars have gotten more expensive. I priced out a Fit and Fiesta 5-door that I would like and they were $20K sticker. IMO, the new Focus 5-door will probably go to $25K optioned out. Economy car isn't what it used to be...
You were looking at loaded versions of the two cars.
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