A friend brought me a brochure from the L.A. auto show in late 2007. I went to the website and reserved one thinking the cars would be available in early 2008. I was allowed to make a production order in april and the DDE is Nov. to Jan.2009. I have only seen one car on the streets and yesterday I finally saw 3 or 4 cars in front of the Mercedes dealer. I recently saw a dealer classified add for 2 smart cars with asking prices of $20-24,000 . While I know the list price of my ordered car, I haven't been given any guarantee about the selling price. What are smart cars actually being sold for by dealers?