I couldn't agree more; the only reason some of these people have a visibly negative reaction to our cars (I'm being kind after some of the behavior I've read about being displayed towards members of this forum) is that it riles them that we have the means to buy cars that we enjoy, rather than barely being able to keep a beater alive, which may be the haters situation. Just guessing, but I think I may be right...What is so unfortunate is that the haters have never left the country and sometimes not even their state. These are the idiots who pass judgment on us and that's a shame.
Daewoo didn't go away just got bought by GM. they sell under the Chevrolet nameplate these days. Some even built here in the USA.In my little town of Delta Co. People hate it so much they dont even come around to look at it and get a look on their faces like they just bit into a lemon..I dont know but the Smart may go the way of the Daewoo which I owned one time. I paid 14,000 dollars for that car and in one year it depreciated 12,000 dollars because the Co. went out of business. I fear the same may happen here. If people start buying of course it'll stay. I'm glad I leased mine because if they are discontinued in the U.S. at least I won't loose anything this time. I'll just turn it in to MB and say adios. We use the smart for aroung town and as a towed vehicle behind our moho. What would I get next if the worst happens ? Probably a Toyota with manual transmission. (IQ) maybe. We will probably turn our Smart in anyhow because the nearest service center is 300 mi away (Denver) I would keep it if a service center gets over here on the Western slope of Co (Grand Junction area) but I dont think thats going to happen..So either way it goes back. Too bad I enjoy driving this little guy and my gas mileage is super (2014 model) 45/50 mpg. But Im not optimistic for this little guys survival in the U.S.