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Vol.14 in this issue
.01>> from the smart USA team
.02>> the launch of smart USA Insider
.03>> smart receives highest safety ratings
.04>> we've got you covered
.05>> financing for your smart fortwo
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Vol.14 in this issue
.01>> from the smart USA team
.02>> the launch of smart USA Insider
.03>> smart receives highest safety ratings
.04>> we've got you covered
.05>> financing for your smart fortwo
14.01>> from the smart USA team
Dear smart Enthusiast,

Thank you for your continued interest in the smart brand. If this is your first e-newsletter – welcome to the smart USA family.

Almost two years ago, we announced that smart would be coming to the United States. It's now June 2008, and smart fortwos can be seen on roads of America from coast to coast. 70 smart centers have delivered nearly 10,000 smart fortwos into the hands of eager new owners. We thank you for your continued enthusiasm and support for the smart brand.

This past month has been very exciting for us at smart USA. The smart fortwo has continued to amaze fans and critics alike with outstanding results from the foremost safety agencies in the country. It received the highest ratings for front and side crashworthiness from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). The tremendous rise in fuel costs has encouraged thousands of people around the country to join the smart revolution and place reservations for their very own smart fortwo. And to add to the excitment for this unique vehicle, smart USA launched its exciting new social networking website for enthusiasts around the country, www.smartusainsider.com.

For those who have not yet taken delivery of a smart fortwo, we understand how anxious you are and we are working to provide you with more specific information regarding the status of your individual order. Reservation Holders whose vehicles are in route from Germany should have been notified by smart USA and their dealer. All other Reservation Holders can check the estimated 90 day window of anticipated delivery by using the "Delivery Date Estimator" tool on www.smartusa.com.

Again, thank you for your enthusiasm for this amazing vehicle.

Kind regards,
Dave Schembri
President, smart USA

14.02>> the launch of smart USA Insider

smart USA is pleased to announce the launch of the official social networking community that has been designed for all smart enthusiasts,
www.smartusainsider.com.

We would like to thank the smart owners and reservation holders who assisted in building this community to meet the needs of smart enthusiasts around the country. Their feedback and support has enhanced smart USA Insider tremendously and we appreciate all of their helpful suggestions and insight. We always welcome any additional comments and suggestions about smart USA Insider at [email protected].

smart USA Insider was designed to help smart enthusiasts stay connected to each other and the smart brand, and to complement the information provided on www.smartusa.com. The smart USA Insider website offers smart enthusiasts many social networking features, including starting and posting to message boards, forming local groups, uploading videos and photos, creating your own smart page, creating a blog and building your network of smart USA Insider friends.

Though smart USA Insider will give you access to special reports directly from smart USA Headquarters, please note that smart USA will not provide vehicle technical assistance or respond to product issue inquiries on this website. For an immediate response to vehicle technical questions, product issues, or any complaints, please contact smart USA customer service by email or phone at 1.800.smart.USA (762.7887), or contact your local dealer directly.

We invite you to sign up by clicking on the link below and setting up your own profile now on www.smartusainsider.com. Thank you for your support and passion for this amazing car. We look forward to your participation on our exciting new social networking community!



14.03>> smart receives highest safety ratings






In mid-May, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released its results of the smart fortwo frontal and side crash tests.

We are pleased to announce the smart fortwo achieved the highest ratings for front and side crashworthiness. The IIHS evaluations and video of the crash testing can be found on their website – www.iihs.org. We encourage to you view the site.

If you have any additional questions regarding the safety management system of the smart fortwo or any of the latest crash tests results please contact your nearest smart center dealership or smart USA at 1.800.smart.USA (762.7887).

14.04>> we've got you covered
We know how excited you are to get behind the wheel of your new smart fortwo. That's why we designed the >>Insurance foryou program (underwritten by Liberty Mutual) - to provide your smart fortwo with the insurance coverage it deserves.

With this comprehensive insurance product, you can take advantage of the new vehicle replacement coverage, genuine smart fortwo replacement parts, 24-hour roadside assistance and more. Get your free, no-obligation quote today. Visit www.libertymutual.com/smart.







14.05>> financing for your smart fortwo


Interested in financing your smart fortwo? We’ve got the tools to help you make an informed decision.

At www.smartusa.com, the Finance section shows you just how easy it is to purchase your new vehicle. Learn about the benefits of financing, calculate payments with our payment estimator and apply for credit online – it doesn’t get any easier than this.

> Benefits of buying – Learn how financing your vehicle can help you save money while building equity.

> Benefits of balloon financing – Find out how this financing alternative gives you lower monthly payments with all the benefits of a traditional financing contract.

> Payment estimator – Compare up to four quotes side-by-side and find out which option works best for your lifestyle.

> Apply for credit - Take advantage of the quick and easy online credit application.
When you submit your application for approval, a copy will also be sent to your preferred smart center.

There is even a link to Liberty Mutual’s Insurance foryou website so you can check out the great insurance package designed specifically for the smart fortwo.

Your business is important to us. So we want to make sure you have the tools you need to make an informed decision. Visit us online today to find out how our financing options can enhance your smart driving experience.



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Sure is great to be an "insider".
Was there anything in this newsletter that we didn't already know????

I'm starting to think that being an SCOA Outsider has significantly greater value than being an "insider"
 

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i think you have to consider that the vast majority of the 50K waiting have no idea whatsoever that this place, or any other, exists.
 

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It's nice to hear from them even if it doesn't say much. The finance calculators work well but don't make provision for anything but the base model price, ask for your credit rating but don't imply any interest rate tied to the rating, etc. A tool that is minimal in real world use!

Given the dismal delivery rate info (10k cars in 5 months), I don't think I would have disclosed that. Since the one I ordered May 11, 2007 is yet to be built, I don't even want to think about the one we ordered for my daughter last month. Maybe we will see it in 2011 at this delivery pace.
 
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