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No reason for anyone to "flame" you. What some may wonder is what your car's history. How come that special color was sent to your dealership? Who did originally decided to make this special color? What was the original intent (display, show, experiment)? As you posted, it was not an orphan, but how come it came on the market?
Just interested. Thank you.
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Rmichael1,
No reason for anyone to "flame" you. What some may wonder is what your car's history. How come that special color was sent to your dealership? Who did originally decided to make this special color? What was the original intent (display, show, experiment)? As you posted, it was not an orphan, but how come it came on the market?
Just interested. Thank you.
GREAT question! Since I hadn't been on the orphan list, or this one, very long I didn't know to ask or wonder WHY. I thought this was a usual thing. SOoo, since I"m going to the RR smart Center today, I'll ask and post later today.
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Okay, back from Round Rock smart Center and here's the deal as I know it. Based on customer satisfaction Penske is sending certain dealerships an unencumbered smart to do with as they see fit. Round Rock appears to be one of the 1st. Round Rock has decided to do different specialty colors each time they get one and offer it, like they did mine, to the orphan list members on a 1st come 1st serve basis. I thanked Jordan at RR smart for not overloading my car with options and I hope they continue to be frugal in that regard with future orphans.

Picked up the rubber floor mats today and a sunshield. Also got new trunk boxes at iKea.

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Thank you for the explanation. I like the combination green/blue/aqua with the beige interior. The wheels, well...
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Hmmmmmmm...these stories have a familiar ring.
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Thank you for the explanation. I like the combination green/blue/aqua with the beige interior. The wheels, well...
You don't like my wheels!!!!??? I love my car so much I'm a big fat dork about it. We went by the dealership today for our floor mats and they gave us a bunch of free stuff and they rock rock rock.
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The dealership called me the otherday about an orphan... too bad it was like 5 minutes i put the phone in my room when i ate dinner... SOOOOO PISSED... i couldnt even get ahold of them after i called like 6 times about it.... i was pissed... i guess i gotta wait MORE...
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West Covina called me today and offered me a car!!!!

Cabrio (they have 3)
"custom" leather/suede
some kind of super stereo DVD/Nav Bluetooth
Lojack

$23174

That's almost a $6000 markup!!!
They do this to all of their orphans.
I passed and now I shall continue to wait. Pwaa...
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I walked into the Universal City Smart Center two weeks ago today and purchased a passion coupe off the floor. Supposedly, it was an orphan that they decided to keep and customize. They also had a used smart car (do not recall model) with about 1400 miles and without any customization that they were selling at a premium. I realized that I was paying the dealer a premium via the customization. However, I did not find paying for the customization to be as offensive as I would have found paying the premium for the used smart car at this dealer or the premium that people are wanting on ebay for their used smart cars.
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I was not on an orphan list either ,I called the dealer in sarasota forida ,told them what I had ordered ,they had one in a different color with everything I was looking for ,I paide sticker price ,they didn't even offer any extra's
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