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Do you think that this dealer is trying to pull a fast one? Wasn't this Holmes Honda? Did they sell out?

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Perhaps the new owners have the last name of Smart? Clever though. That would be neat if they could have a Smart Smart Center.



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Yes this is Holmes Honda. They have a logo of "Smart Honda" now, its on all their company cars. It does play on the smart name, but the "Smart Honda" is capitalized and the "smart USA" is not. Marketing tricks.
Smartah, are you considering going to National in KC? We may have some Minn. and Wis. cars hooking up here to caravan to KC. As of now I only know of three from Iowa going.
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I don't really think the smart is popular enough to try to capitalize in a marketing way. More likely it's just part of a wave of "smart" things that we're awash in these days.

https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/for...s-smart-25481/

My local Honda dealer uses "smart" a lot in their radio commercials.
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Madison's Toyota dealer is Smart Toyota.



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Smartah, are you considering going to National in KC? We may have some Minn. and Wis. cars hooking up here to caravan to KC. As of now I only know of three from Iowa going.
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I don't know yet. My wife had 9 snow days this year and won't be done until the day before Nat'l. I want to go, but .......
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Madison's Toyota dealer is Smart Toyota.

Weird that they would use that if it isn't the name of the owner. It does seem to click better than being called Dumb Honda or Dumb Toyota.



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Smart Honda, Des Moines

Smart Honda is the dealership name. The said they also have a branch in Indianapolis, where the car I bought was traded in by a mother that had just had twins. Merely a coincidence that I bought a used Smart Cabriolet at Smart Honda.
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Uh, people, smart is a common everyday word, not just the name of an auto.....
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