This is really a good You Tube video, on the smart car.
Hard to be "angry" as a "newbie" who jumped on the smart train AFTER Daimler had already closed the barn door, so how were you "played" for an idiot???The #1 reason was marketing of which letting Pensky get involved because the Mercedes dealerships did not want the Smart brand cheapening the Mercedes brand. Then when they did step in to take control of it it was far to late.
You know what the marketing campaign was ? Parking in tight spaces.
But the biggest mistake ever was that Mercedes ever built it. Give this design to KIA and the car is still here and successful.
I like my Smart, but I'm angry we got played for idiots.
Yet you don't have a downer on French manufactured, Romanian powered cars like the Smart? Strange, because "Made in France" is regarded over here as a byword for shoddyness and poor quality when applied to the automotive sphere, yet "Made in Korea" is associated with moderately decent quality.Oh, and as for smart being built by a Korean manufacturer - never been in their showroom and likely a Korean smart would have not been appealing to me.
More like cheap and cute made by Mercedes. So you were incense only a fool unlike me being just an idiot.With eyes wide open - in 2007 put down my $99
Back in the day the standard joke for Peugeot over here was 'push and go'.Yet you don't have a downer on French manufactured, Romanian powered cars like the Smart?
smart was never "cheap" to purchase or maintain???More like cheap and cute made by Mercedes. So you were incense only a fool unlike me being just an idiot.
My Scion iQ was $16,500 in 2016 my Smart was still less than my 2012 iQ. Don't get triggered it's obvious you are emotionally attached, nothing wrong with that and the cost to maintain it is the part most never understood which once the word got out help do them in. Who were they marketed towards ?smart was never "cheap" to purchase or maintain???
Oh, and as for smart being built by a Korean manufacturer - never been in their showroom and likely a Korean smart would have not been appealing to me.Wrong, NEVER thought of smart as a M-B. And the dealers soon made it obvious that it was the unwanted stepchild of Daimler. Those who bought the smart Franchise made a huge investment which became nothing more than a money pit.
It's ashamed about the new redesign Fit as it's the first redesign I actually like. Once again the American market gets the screw because we have allowed a handful to dictate what we get over here.I guess my next car, will be a Mini EV, or Kia Soul EV.
I'd say they're more correct than you are. That said, it's correct that Penske got involved because MB was too scared of doing it themselves. They didn't even want to sell Sprinters until they figured out that people were putting Euro market MB grilles on their Dodge and Freightliner Sprinters.Yeah, one of the mods posted a thread the other day with that video.
It's barely half correct. The #1 reason was marketing of which letting Pensky get involved because the Mercedes dealerships did not want the Smart brand cheapening the Mercedes brand. Then when they did step in to take control of it it was far to late.
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Like I said, MINI struggles to move their smaller models, thus depend on the larger models to keep the brand relevant today.It’s funny people complain that the Mini have gotten too large. Their top sell models here, are the larger ones. Countryman, and Clubsman.
The issue with Fiat here. You can kept selling the same unchanged model since its introduced in 2012. The turbo model, get poor fuel economy for a small car. The European, Asia, middleast, and Australia 500 got a styling refresh. In 2016.
Yup, the Smart lacks the pure practicality of a V-6, 4-wheel-drive, wagon with 3 rows of seats and 4 DVD players.The Smart is simply for fun, it has no real practical application or purpose. At least in America.
Very few people get what it's all about, it works for me because I'm eccentric.
Some even consider me a mad genius.