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Welcome everyone! We are the Smart Dealer for Georgia located at Mercedes Benz of Buckhead in Atlanta Georgia. We are scheduled for late Feburary , early March to open. Our staff is working hard behind the scenes for our grand opening.

We are very excited about the Smart Cars and our staff has been trained in every aspect of the Smart Car.

Our Performance Center will have the largest inventory of accessories available. Please contact the following if needed:

Emily Stubbs
Smart Car Sales Manager
[email protected]

Kevin Ingold
Performance Division Manager, Accessories and Performance upgrades
[email protected]

Mercedes Benz of Buckhead / Smart Cars of Georgia
2799 Piedmont Rd
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-846-3500

Websites:
www.mercedesofbuckhead.com
www.mbobpc.com
 

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@ Bob:
Are you still planning on picking up your car from Atlanta?
Why not Orlando? Wouldn't it be closer?
I cannot believe they'd make you come all the way up here...
 

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Thanks Kevin.
I look forward to meeting you two and seeing more of the dealership this Wednesday.

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@ Bob:
Are you still planning on picking up your car from Atlanta?
Why not Orlando? Wouldn't it be closer?
I cannot believe they'd make you come all the way up here...
To be honest I dont know where the dealership will be. I just assumed it would be Atlanta because I live in Georgia. Orlando would be closer for sure. I guess I'll know when I get a call. :) Oh and Jacksonville would be even better at Brumos MB. We'll see.
 

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While I agree that JAX would surely be closer, they are not on the list of FL dealers (according to THE phone call). This is why I was thinking Orlando...
 

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While I agree that JAX would surely be closer, they are not on the list of FL dealers (according to THE phone call). This is why I was thinking Orlando...
Well we will see when it happens. I am a patient person. Seems age has done that to me and so many years in the Marines and Civil Service. My other option was an HHR from Chevy. I like the little panel truck they came up with. I have not seen a Smart in person yet, tho I have read a lot here and other places on the new one. Lots of assumptions but a few have come up with good timely comments. I am stiil very much interested in the car as my commuter to work. My old Corvairs would work too, paid for, but not very practicle for the real world driving today. :)
 

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1173 in ATL

Does this mean that if my car is available prior to your "Grand Opening" that I'll have to travel to some other city to pick it up? I'm an 1173 reserver so I'm hoping my car is ready to go prior to March.
 

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In 2005, I traded my 2003 V8 Dodge Dakota for a new Scion TC, since they decided smart was not coming stateside... I doubled my mileage from 13 to 26...
While the Scion (with 2.4liter I-4) is so much more practical for my daily commute, it's still four seats. More than double what I use. That makes the added space and weight a waste of gas money.

Two seats, about half the engine displacement, and possibly doubling my mileage once again...now that's more like it.

I drove the Euro spec car in October and found it to be very comfortable and quiet. The car had adequate power and I was surprised to find how quickly I adapted to the auto-clutch shifter and timing of the shift. The brakes felt very strong, obviously because the car weighs so little. You'll notice the front rotors are actually quite large for a car this size...

I have to admit, there are some days I consider trading the Scion. I hope I can continue to ignore this urge.
 

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Att Kevin

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Hey Kevin,
This is Marlon and I do plan to be there at the MB dealer today for lunch to take you up on your offer and to ask several questions regarding the SMART FOR TWO.
I am interested in finding out info regarding the cost of the Brabus kit. Again I am apart of a show team that is Nationwide. The team is called Elite and our website is at elitedriven.com. I will be seeking to recruit several SMART owners around Atlanta to add to our current team.In addition would like to later send you a proposal to see possibly what type of sponsorship opportunities there may be or discounts for our SMART or Mercedes members who are seeking to build show vehicles. Some of our current team sponsors are Meguars and Dunlop. Not only we may assist in advertising MB of Buckhead with a banner decal or by passing out flyers at local and out of state shows but it will give other Serious SMART tuners a second family if you will.
Im looking foward to chatting with you again today around 2pm Kevin.

Marlon Soley
 

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Stuck inside of Mobile

Thanks for the info. I live in Mobile, and since you seem to be the closest dealer I can find to me, will I be getting my smart from you, or do you know of a closer dealer I'm not aware of?
 

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Thank you for asking. On sponsorship: At this time we are under strict guidlines from Smart. Any marketing, etc is under Smart , not the dealership. We cannot even put our cars in any car shows at the time. Smart wants to market the cars well and they have the experience in this. We are very confident in their marketing stratagies. There is no discount on the parts or cars. Brabus items will be at price that Brabus publishes. I am in talks with one of the key figures with Brabus North America. We appreciate your enthusiasm and support , but at this time sponsoring individuals is not in our marketing and Smarts plan.
 

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Hello GA Wake up.....I know alot of you know but our stores GRAND OPENING IN BUCKHEAD WILL BE 02/15/08. SMARTS should be arrriving at the dealer Wednesday 2/13 or Thursday 2/14. I can't wait to see the store and shop for accesories.
 

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I do not know who told you the 15th ? We are still finishing the showroom, it is almost done, so it will be close. We have not made an official anouncment. I have in stock already Lorinser , rial, and scmidt wheels . Exhaust and springs on the way.
 

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I do not know who told you the 15th ? We are still finishing the showroom, it is almost done, so it will be close. We have not made an official anouncment. I have in stock already Lorinser , rial, and scmidt wheels . Exhaust and springs on the way.
Why can't the MB of Buckhead stick to a date?
1st I was informed by the staff Begining of Feburary, then Feburary 15th, now a later date? Can we get a firm date please of when the demo cars are arrivning and when the Official Grand open is.
Lot of us in Georgia are anxious to visit and start to spend money at MB of Buckhead on accessories, wheels, and more.

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as soon as they are done with the remodeling.. the furniture is in.. etc. So it should be soon. It is not us but the contractors and when Smart USA will certify everything. On Demo cars I do not have that info, do you have a car o order?
 
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