News article in the USA Today...click link to view. - Smart Car Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
News article in the USA Today...click link to view.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/...29-smart_N.htm

Found this article in the USA Today...thought yall would like to take a peek.
pensacola4/2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 05:55 AM
Bohemian Moderator 451gas
SCOA Club
 
jwight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dayton, OH USA
Posts: 28,178
Thanks: 7,376
Thanked 5,817 Times in 3,528 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Garage


Interesting chart...
jwight is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 06:27 AM
SCOA Club
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Looks like destination is pegged at $645.00.
Carnut is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 06:36 AM
 
robotbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Russell Township
Posts: 192
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ease Up Dork

Notice how these guys all begin to sound alike. I confirmed my Smart 1197 and these articles will not change my mind. I think of my cars like sections of a Swiss Army knife. I use the F-150 for hauling, the Alfa Spyder for summer time conv. fun, '65 Pontiac GTO to get burgers and fires. 99% of the time 2 people occupy my '04 Expedtion, so I've been looking for this type of vehicle for sometime. Yes, the Versa, Fit, Scion....are all out there but I consider those boring. The Mini is nice but uses premium gas. This car is one more tool on my knife. No car can do it all. But when I need to drive faster and flashy I reach for the car for that need. Right now I just want fun on the daily grind called life and work, so don't begrudge me.
robotbill is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 06:38 AM
 
robotbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Russell Township
Posts: 192
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I want to make it clear the dork I'm talking about is the car reviewer.
robotbill is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 07:36 AM
Bohemian Moderator 451gas
SCOA Club
 
jwight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dayton, OH USA
Posts: 28,178
Thanks: 7,376
Thanked 5,817 Times in 3,528 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Garage
The rest of the story...

The comments following the article are worth reading, if only for some viewpoints that are different from most of the positive comments on this forum.
jwight is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 07:40 AM
SCOA Club
 
Nicholas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Posts: 338
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kind of interesting when one considers a $100,000.00 car the "norm". Just look at some of the car magazines...
Nicholas is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 07:58 AM
 
sisyphus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The sunrise side
Posts: 347
Thanks: 12
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Obviously the author is not a member of the target audience. He is welcome to his opinion, wrong though it may be!

Whose opinion counts most?

Mine!
sisyphus is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 09:14 AM
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 178
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is the typical USA Today reader the smart audience? Seems to me the USA Today readers are a Toyota Yaris crowd.

Yaris = USA Today & Walmart
smart = NYT & Starbucks
kmeinhold is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 09:22 AM
Senior Smartie
SCOA Club
 
jonnysan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 1,263
Thanks: 13
Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kmeinhold,
Those are interesting analogies, indeed. Almost like the one my father used to use....Republican drive Fords and Democrats drive Chevy's....LOL
There really can be some accurate stereotyping if one pays close attention to things...
jonnysan is offline  
Reply

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:
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:
OR

Log-in










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
Article about small cars in the US smartcar smart News & Rumors 15 01-02-2011 01:18 AM
Popular Science Magazine Article nscaler smart General Discussion 6 11-19-2007 04:22 AM
Google News RSS feed for smart news spdickey smart News & Rumors 1 11-11-2007 04:44 PM
Fortune Magazine article (via CNN.com) SmartShanna smart News & Rumors 4 10-14-2007 03:57 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not 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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.