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I received an email notice last night that I was now allowed to place my Smart Car order! It stated that I must place my order by September 30th, or risk losing my order priority and delaying delivery of my vehicle. It also stated by placing my order now, I should receive my new vehicle within the first 3 months of 2008. So I went ahead and placed my order of a silver/silver Cabrio with every available option. The cost excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and dealer installed accessories was $18,230. I am from northern Michigan (Traverse City) and placed my $99 reservation on March 19th, 2007. Any questions, please ask. Anyone else from Michigan placed an order yet or am I and Roger Penske the first!


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So, by placing your order you had to....... leave a non-refundable deposit of 10%, have approved financing, pay cash etc.? What assures them that you WILL buy the car when it arrives? :confused:
 

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None of the above. The order is not "official" until the order paperwork on my specific vehicle is received by the dealer. I suspect they are not worried about being unable to sell a car that is not claimed. I should also say that by completing the order process, you agree to purchase the vehicle.
 

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I am from northern Michigan (Traverse City) and placed my $99 reservation on March 19th, 2007. Any questions, please ask.


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Dan,

What was your reservation number? Based on your reservation date I know the last 5 digits are 11173. I'm trying to figure out the rest of the digits.
 

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None of the above. The order is not "official" until the order paperwork on my specific vehicle is received by the dealer. I suspect they are not worried about being unable to sell a car that is not claimed. I should also say that by completing the order process, you agree to purchase the vehicle.
How did the process go, was it difficult to navigate through the system? Any suggestions for making the system more clear?
 

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The process was extremely clear and user friendly. I have no suggestions for improvement. Everything is laid out is an easy manner to understand. Great job SMART!



How did the process go, was it difficult to navigate through the system? Any suggestions for making the system more clear?
 

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Congrats...you're one step closer! :cool:

So I see the confirmation process is still just doing 3/19 reservations. I think thats over 1000 just for that one day alone.
 

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I placed my order Monday 9/17 at 5: 30 PM (red panels, silver tridion, leather seats). I started the process on 3/19. Attempts to find out the REAL sequence of reservations proved fruitless. I was told I'd be contacted by a dealer possibly within the next 2 months.
 

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I got my order in to night :)



You'll receive a confirmation via email.


Price

Base price:
$ 16,590.00

Packages/options:
$ 1,240.00


Total price[*]:
$ 17,830.00


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fortwo passion cabrio, 1.0 L, 71 HP, 3 cylinder engine


Base price
$ 16,590.00


body panels in crystal white
N/C


Black leather seats



tridion safety cell, black
N/C




Standard equipment

smart premium sound system



smart premium radio (AM/FM, mp3-compatible 6 disc CD changer; incl. 2 speakers, Aux input jack for MP3 device)


smart sound system (2 tweeters, 2 mid range, subwoofer)



Engine/drivetrain


1.0 L, 71 HP, 3 cylinder engine


5 speed automatic transmission


Paddle shifters



Wheels/tyres


9-spokes alloy wheels (15") with front tires: 155/60 R15; rear tires 175/55 R15


Tire pressure control system



Exterior


Fully automatic convertible top with glass rear window


Projector beam halogen headlights


Side indicators in yellow


Exterior mirror cap in tridion color



Interior


3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with steering wheel shift paddles (incl. leather gear knob)


Basic seat with weight detection and seatbelt recognition


Flat folding passenger seat with backrest adjustment


Storage areas beside the steering wheel and in both doors


Coin holder


Dome light


Mirror in passenger sun visor



Storage


Lockable glove compartment



Safety


Hydraulic dual-circuit brake system


Tire repair kit


Top Tether for child restraint system


Panic button on key


esp - electronic stability program with hill start assist


Anti-lock braking system (abs) with electronic brake force distribution


Full-size driver and passenger airbags


Head/Thorax-Side Airbags


Integral safety seats


Seat belts with belt tensioner and belt-force limiter


Drive lock - auto-activation of the central locking when driving



Functional/electrical equipment


Air conditioning with automatic temperature control (incl. dust, pollen filter)


Power windows with one-touch lowering function


Electronic and heated side mirrors


Central locking system with remote control


Instrument cluster with multifunctional display (fuel-level indicator, coolant-level indicator, residual fuel indicator, service interval indicator, trip mileage indicator, clock)


Outside temperature indicator


Indicators with lane changer function


Front windshield wiper with speed-dependent interval wiping and wiper-/wash function


Electric rear window defroster


Electric tailgate release


Locking gas cap


12-volt socket, with cover




Special equipment

Comfort Package - includes the following features
$ 850.00


Black leather seats


Heated seats


Electric power steering (eps)


Rain sensing windshield wipers


Light sensor (autolight)


Auto-off headlamps with exit delay



Extras


Fog lamps
$ 110.00


Additional instruments (analog clock and rev counter)
$ 120.00


Anti-theft alarm system
$ 160.00


Total price[*]:
$ 17,830.00





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Excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge, and dealer installed accessories.


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eqwalker,
Please tell us your last 4 digits of your confirmation/reservation #. I want to see if I am getting nearer or have been dropped thru the cracks.
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Mine was 1173 and yes, I reserved mine on 3/19 in the afternoon/evening.

Looks like they're starting to make progress. Let's see. It's taken almost a month to clear through 1173 (3/19), it should be sometime around the end of February when they get around to me at 1178 (3/24).
 

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I stil haven't been contacted

I placed my reservation on the 19th, number ending in 1173. Reply back from SMART at 8:02 PM. :mad:
 

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Hopefully will go a bit faster ...

I printed off my reservation on 4/3/07 and the last four digits are 1188 or only 14 'cars' later than yours (if this logic holds?? ... unless you need to look at the 5th digit from the right which would be 1 in my case and your is 0 perhaps?). I see the official site talks about getting the email as you did so still waiting along with others ...
 

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The email I referred to was the confirmation of my reservation @ 8:02 PM on March 19th. The prior digit was also a 1. I suspect that the beginning of the number is what really tells what order you're in. the end of the number has something to do with which day you signed up.

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I printed off my reservation on 4/3/07 and the last four digits are 1188 or only 14 'cars' later than yours (if this logic holds?? ... unless you need to look at the 5th digit from the right which would be 1 in my case and your is 0 perhaps?). I see the official site talks about getting the email as you did so still waiting along with others ...
The last 4 digits refer to the date, not the reservation number. the fifth digit from the right will only ever be a 0, 1 or 2. I haven't figured this digit out yet, but certainly has nothing to do with with the order sequence. I am still tring to figure out what the first 6 digits signify, but I need more people with 1173 as the last 4 digits (March 19 reserve date) to send me their full confirmation number and whether they received the invitation yet to order online.
 
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