Originally Posted by Lewis
with all due respect- I'VE BEEN HIJACKED!
this was supposed to be about delivery possibilities- good news I thought- not servicing costs.
Sorry, but the Mercedes thing was part of it. Anyway, to help get back on track, I believe that after some rational thought many will back out when the time comes.
1. Some may have only a passing interest and/or do not miss the temporary loss of their returnable $99.
2. Some will realize that it is not suitable as an only car unless they are urban dwellers with an affordable place to garage it. And, only marinas charge to dock by the foot.
3. Some will realize that it is not a good substitute for a second â€śstandardâ€ť car, and is of limited practicality if not used as intended (as a â€ścity carâ€ť).
4. Some will realize that $12-$17k is a lot of money for â€śWhee; look at meâ€ť motor-bling that will be of transient cuteness and attention-getting value, if that is their primary interest. PT Cruisers are now invisible, and even MINIs are not turning heads.
5. Some will realize that it isnâ€™t an extremely â€śgreenâ€ť or extremely cheap commuter. The MPG is quite good but not spectacular, and 91-octane gas adds expense.
6. Some will tire of waiting and might go the grey route, or wait for used U.S. 451s sold by disillusioned, early buyers. Some might hold out for a future U.S. â€śstop-startâ€ť (maybe) or diesel (not gonna happen) configuration.
7. Some will not care for long distances to dealers and servicing.
8. Some will shy away due to safety concerns, real or imagined.