Monday, March 31, 2008

smart President

Read a good article in the Detroit Free Press about the president of smart, Dave Schembri. I think one of the greatest lines in this article is from the new president when he states "Just like big SUVs once spoke volumes -- I am powerful and in control of the road -- the Smart sends an entirely different message: I am small, sensible and sharing.

'It's one of those cars,' said Schembri, 'that causes an emotional reaction.' "

Saturday, March 29, 2008

smart Truth

After telling people that I will soon be getting a smart of my own they often look at my lanky 6'5" frame and say..."How do you plan on fitting in it?!" I have sat in them while in Toronto and much like the VW Beetle they are suprisingly spacious.

I think KATHLEEN O'BRIEN from the Seattle Times put it best when she said, "Its design is deceptive: It looks like passengers should be horribly cramped, yet they aren't. It's like Narnia's wardrobe, a seemingly small space that widens upon entry". Its true, the driver and passenger seat space is much like other cars..the difference is there is no back seat..the car ends right behind the driver.

Friday, March 28, 2008

smart Bunny

In a count down to Easter Lindt did a "Where is Lindt Gold Bunny" promotion where this customized smart car traveled around the US. Wish I could have seen this out and about, or even in my Easter basket! Hope to see more companies utilize smart in the future!

smart Car of America

For anyone looking for some info on smart cars I found that Smart Car of America is an interesting site. They say that they "launched North America’s first independent Smart Car Fortwo information and news website in 2001. Since that time Smart Car of America has been totally devoted to all smart enthusiasts.."

What i found even more interesting is that they came up in the search results before the official smart USA site.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

smart Configuration Complete

I completed my configuration last night, basically that means I confirmed what I want on the car. Seeing that I reserved it last year, I changed two things and that was I added a sun roof and powesteering. I am going to be getting the Pure and I can't call will be the dealership to ask about delivery! Woo hoo!

Monday, March 24, 2008

smart Configuration Email Received!

While on the trip back from PA with ljc, I was very excited to see a message on my phone from smart! The message was a follow up to the email that was sent while we were in PA for Easter and simply stated that I needed to configure my smart and confirm details! I can't believe it happened this quickly! I had started to think that I would not be seeing or hearing anything until April or May. Hope everyone had a Happy Easter, I know I did!

Friday, March 21, 2008

In NYC for SES 2008

I am just leaving the SES 2008 conference in NYC; and although the conference was great, one think I was disappointed in was the lack of Smart Cars in the city. I never even saw one the entire week I was there. I thought the city would be ripe with Smart drivers but maybe they are in the same boat as me and they are eagerly awaiting their configuration email.


Found a great site for any other of you Smart Car fans! The site is called 451 and is a great community for Smart owners and lovers. Check it out!

Smart on "How it Works"

How it Works did a cool article on Smart Cars. I got an interesting fact about how the name came about and that is "The name "Smart" came from a combination of Swatch, Mercedes and the word "art." The company also markets the cars with the brand and model name in lowercase to emphasize their small size.". Now I can sound like a know it all Smart snob. Heh heh heh.

I think one of the ironic things is that when you come to this page the new Batmobile is pictured on the upper left corner.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Nothing Yet

Was hoping to have a follow up email to my initial one, or a call from the dealership in Buffalo, NY (found out that is where the dealer is in the area), but nothing as of yet. Hope to hear something soon!