On the recent launch video, Mr P specifically mentioned that they would be using the same organization that services the Penske truck fleet to manage roadside assistance. Reason being that it's in place and has very wide reach throughout the country.Y'know, there may be more to the 24/24K than we know. It may include Penske roadside pickup and transport to safe haven (maybe both the smart and you). My Subaru breakdown plan is no more than what AAA does.
You'll regret it! The car is French, after all. Even the mighty Citroen SM suffered from serious quality issues. Counting on the German design? Lower reliability among BMWs and M-Bs evn than many American brands. Mitsubishi engine: Chrysler, need I say more?I am, because I may not want to pay extra for a 3-5 year plan. If you want to, you can. Its all about the options.
I don't think we should let this horse die until Penske/MB does what's right. It mught be a great money making ploy, but could be a disastrous marketing ploy if it can turn off even the enthusiasts.Too bad we don't have the dead horse emoticon to use; this topic is certainly getting beat to death. Don't know if it's Penske or Smart or M-B behind the 24 month warranty but spinning it as an "option" is a great marketing ploy. In fact, it's less coverage than you get with an Aveo or an Elantra, both cars which are nowhere near as advanced as the smart. To each his own, but I'm noy buying it (maybe literally.)
May well do do, depending on the official word on warranty. I'll let you know. You could change your name and move up to 1178 real fast. (Now, what do we do about that driver's license issue?)OK, at the count of ten, everyone with a reserve number lower than 1369 cancel their order in protest!
Not something I would consider until I loose faith. Transmission and handling issues can be accepted and addressed, respectively. MB lack of confidence in it's own product can't. But in all fairness, the official word (smartusa website) has not ruled on the warranty issue yet.
Seems like a dandy place to make up a really awesome tool stash for the first year model car that may have some glitches now and then. Maybe even some small spare parts can go there, too, once we find out from others what can fail.You'll regret it! The car is French, after all. Even the mighty Citroen SM suffered from serious quality issues. Counting on the German design? Lower reliability among BMWs and M-Bs evn than many American brands. Mitsubishi engine: Chrysler, need I say more?
She may look foxy, but you still need protection.