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From rttnews.com:

In April, Daimler sold 22,954 Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles in the U.S. Since smart car sales did not start until mid-January this year, there are no comparison numbers for April 2007. Sales of Mercedes-Benz slipped 3% to 20,271 units, while sales of smart totaled 2,683.
Good news I guess; anyone know the Jan, Feb and Mar numbers? :)

Updated per JPaul:

3,476 cars through March
2,683 cars in April
6,159 Total so far.
 

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Ohh sorry. I missed that it was for all mb products. So the discussion is over, smart is a mb product I guess.
 

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Ohh sorry. I missed that it was for all mb products. So the discussion is over, smart is a mb product I guess.
They're saying those numbers are for Daimler, which includes M-B and smart sales. So I guess the argument can continue if people want it to. :D
 

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Made vs. sold

This is what I came up with:

Jan:
1,400 made (smart's estimation)
641 sold (Daimler's announcement)

Feb:
1,500 made (smart's estimation)
1,101 sold (Daimler's announcement)

Mar:
2,000 made (smart's estimation)
1,734 sold (Daimler's announcement)

Apr:
n/a made (smart's estimation)
2,683 sold (Daimler's announcement)

Total sold Jan-Apr:
6,159

For the first trimester alone, ±4,900 car were made, but only 3,476 were sold.
That's ±1,424 made but not sold.
Are those demo, floor display, media, tour, test, etc...?
Are those potential "used" for later this year? :D

Note: when I talked to the smart's rep, he didn't speak of "sold", but of "registered".
What's the difference? I forgot to ask. Any idea?
 

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still selling at a 30,000 yearly clip!

This is what I came up with:

Jan:
1,400 made (smart's estimation)
641 sold (Daimler's announcement)

Feb:
1,500 made (smart's estimation)
1,101 sold (Daimler's announcement)

Mar:
2,000 made (smart's estimation)
1,734 sold (Daimler's announcement)

Apr:
n/a made (smart's estimation)
2,683 sold (Daimler's announcement)

Total sold Jan-Apr:
6,159
MAY SALES: 2695
Total sold Jan-May:
8,854
 

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Since SmartCard graciously updated the numbers, I've erased the "April" from the thread's title.
Thank you. :)
 

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Based upon some very specific numbers produced by Schembri (10 MAY 07 - 12,600) and then Penske (09 OCT 07 - 35,400), each to a closest 100, I deduced my 25 JUN (1271) reservation as the 20,088th in line (+/- 200). Attrition and orphanors muddy the waters a little, but it is still obvious that geographic dealer assignment has a big sway, and it can go either way.
 

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Interesting that May sales were only up 12 cars over April, and June sales as of the 24th appear to be 1,146, well below April & May unless things pick up over the next few days. :)
 

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Interesting that May sales were only up 12 cars over April, and June sales as of the 24th appear to be 1,146, well below April & May unless things pick up over the next few days. :)
I was wondering about that too...but that's making the assumption that the 10,000 car was delivered on the 24th, and not earlier with the announcement only coming on the 24th. (my guess it was delivered earlier in the month)
 

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Strike three for mods... :p
We'll know in a week, when the next monthly sales figure will be released. I suspect that it'll be again with a slight increase.
 
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