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I stated that it was indeed very fair, as we won't order a car for less then a 10% deposit and a signed 'purchase agreement' for all three of our brands.

MSRP on a 2016 453 Smart Pure is $14,650 + Destination charges.
The $99 refundable deposit was a Penske deal at a very different place and time.

Today no smart Center wants to gamble on owning a lot full of "orphans."

If you want a 453 "your way" you pay to play.

Or you can gamble on that vanilla factory/dealer build lot selection?
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I stated that it was indeed very fair, as we won't order a car for less then a 10% deposit and a signed 'purchase agreement' for all three of our brands. There have been zero complaints and I am ordering 4-5 cars a month (Mercedes-Benz & Smarts).

MSRP on a 2016 453 Smart Pure is $14,650 + Destination charges.

And for the ED buyers that's a lot of money on the table and out of pocket for a car that seems can't be delivered. Eloder knows all about that. Not sure how much of a deposit he put down or when but if you have ED buyer orders, they too must be pretty ticked off.
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And for the ED buyers that's a lot of money on the table and out of pocket for a car that seems can't be delivered.

. . . if you have ED buyer orders, they too must be pretty ticked off.
Believe that this thread is MY2016 453 ICE specific? MY2016 451 ED and the eloder case are a different can of worms.

From some indications, the MY2016 451 ED may be done or at best is/will be a short run?
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I realize the 453 was the brunt of the conversation however you introduced the 10% deposit to order a new vehicle at your house. That would also apply to ED orders, right?

If you have orders on the books for the 16 EDs your customers might be as frustrated as Eloder and they put down more for the ED since it costs more.
For the coupe here in Canada that would roughly $2700 put down if the same 10% was required. That's a fair bit of coin shelled out and anyone at your place or any other dealership sitting on that money and no product coming, might have others, like Eloder a tad upset.

Maybe any ED order customers at your shop don't care, or maybe your lucky enough not having any orders outstanding and been caught up in this delivery fiasco.
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Believe that this thread is MY2016 453 ICE specific? MY2016 451 ED and the eloder case are a different can of worms.

From some indications, the MY2016 451 ED may be done or at best is/will be a short run?
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I realize the 453 was the brunt of the conversation however you introduced the 10% deposit to order a new vehicle at your house. That would also apply to ED orders, right?

If you have orders on the books for the 16 EDs your customers might be as frustrated as Eloder and they put down more for the ED since it costs more.
For the coupe here in Canada that would roughly $2700 put down if the same 10% was required. That's a fair bit of coin shelled out and anyone at your place or any other dealership sitting on that money and no product coming, might have others, like Eloder a tad upset.

Maybe any ED order customers at your shop don't care, or maybe your lucky enough not having any orders outstanding and been caught up in this delivery fiasco.
Not to fret....as soon as those EDs pass emission tests....they will be delivered
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453 ED isn't coming until 2017...
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453 ED isn't coming until 2017...

It will be a 2017 'model'. But, should be here along with the 453 Cabriolet in time for a spring
launch in 2016!
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It will be a 2017 'model'. But, should be here along with the 453 Cabriolet in time for a spring
launch in 2016!

Is that unofficially official? What's your confidence level in that date? Before your crystal ball goes dark, when will a Brabus 453 be available?
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