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11-07-2010 09:02 PM
BB Benz maybe it'll be a Ps forfive.
Penske smart but then some people would pronounce it wrong and that wouldn't sound too good would it. Psss forfive. :eek:

A Diesel rebadged smart A class could be our future Camry replacement.
11-07-2010 06:34 PM
Miss Mercedes
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Originally Posted by GetSmrt28277 View Post
It's a five door...where did the forfive come from?
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Originally Posted by jkjahobbs View Post
5 is how many people will fit??
Seeing as how this will be a five seater (and how smart has been naming cars by their seating capacity) I'm making an educated guess as to what its name might be (hence the "???").
11-07-2010 05:34 PM
jkjahobbs 5 is how many people will fit??
11-07-2010 05:15 PM
GetSmrt28277
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Originally Posted by Neonspinnazz View Post
forfive (???)
It's a five door...where did the forfive come from?
11-07-2010 05:03 PM
Miss Mercedes We're forgetting something here, the new forfive (???) will not be "rebadged". It was already announced that it'll be based on the new Micra/March "platform". Or in other words, the forfive and the Nissans will mostly share only mechanical parts.

What this means is that the car won't have smart mechanical, but it'll have smart design.

I don't see why everyone hates the forfour here. It's not really even a true Colt (the Colt is shorter, looks worse, has less options, looks cheaper, IS cheaper, etc.) but only shares the Colt's mechanicals and chassis. Heck, the forfour was the BETTER Colt!

I think that the forfive could possibly be a pretty decent car.
11-07-2010 02:30 PM
kennyrayandersen I would buy a diesel A class, but I must say I don't like the looks of the new ones I'm seeing over here compared to the older 160s and 170s. The 180 has morphed in a 'bad' direction.

I wouldn't be particularly interested in a re-badged Nissan, but I like the Fortwo, so call me silly [silly!].
10-30-2010 09:11 AM
vwW12
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Originally Posted by rfernatt View Post
It's interesting to see how some member's opinions have changed over time.

Well, numbskull ideas about rebadging a Nissan March weren't around back then... A-classes would be sheer genius by comparison...

I must say, however, I wasn't all that impressed with the A-class we rented in Berlin in January this year. Somehow, lower rent plastics and cloth are funky and I love them in our smart, and at the same time are dull and feel econobox in the A.

On the other hand, the A-class performs admirably on the Autobahn for such a type of car. Outclasses a Polo, for instance. But again, a Polo feels young and chic whereas the A just feels like a low-end Merc.
10-30-2010 08:31 AM
rfernatt
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Originally Posted by smark View Post
You were looking at loaded versions of the two cars.
'Tis true, hence the "that I would like" disclaimer. It was a Fit Sport and the top trim Fiesta. Based on what I see on the road, though, I would hazard to guess that the Fit Sport easily outsells the base and that the same will likely hold true for the Fiesta - nothing to back this up but anecdotal evidence, though. And, I wouldn't argue that these cars aren't worth the bucks. The Fit Sport is a nice piece of work in that segment.

Point is, nowadays it's not too difficult to find B-segment 5-doors quickly approaching or exceeding $20K. I priced an Elantra Touring edition the other day as well and it was at the magic $20K sticker as well, but it is a bit larger.
10-30-2010 08:21 AM
smark
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Not that the A-class will ever be the basis for a new smart forfour/five, but if it were, I'm sure all the premium features would be stripped out or reserved for BRABUS editions and we would be left with something more comparable to the fortwo's inside with a reduced price.

I've also noticed how "economy" cars have gotten more expensive. I priced out a Fit and Fiesta 5-door that I would like and they were $20K sticker. IMO, the new Focus 5-door will probably go to $25K optioned out. Economy car isn't what it used to be...
You were looking at loaded versions of the two cars.
10-30-2010 08:07 AM
rfernatt
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I'd have to agree--the A-Klasse is a bit too premium of a price...
Not that the A-class will ever be the basis for a new smart forfour/five, but if it were, I'm sure all the premium features would be stripped out or reserved for BRABUS editions and we would be left with something more comparable to the fortwo's inside with a reduced price.

I've also noticed how "economy" cars have gotten more expensive. I priced out a Fit and Fiesta 5-door that I would like and they were $20K sticker. IMO, the new Focus 5-door will probably go to $25K optioned out. Economy car isn't what it used to be...
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