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Smart Roadster Could the Fad, But in U.S. It’s Not

Last Updated Sep 5, 2008 PM EDT

Even with today’s gas, I remain skeptical the Smart car’s staying in the United States, beyond the few years, once the initial adopters all have one. made its U.S. debut in 2008.

Here are my main

One, the lack of utility. the obvious, it’s just too small. The Smart fortwo is for one person to commute in, or go to the grocery After that, the usefulness pretty sharply downhill. For families, in most U.S. that’s not enough to justify it. It can hold two people with or maybe two people for a weekend provided they don’t to get dressed up.

Two, even at a starting of $11,590, the price for the Smart is too high. considering the above-mentioned of utility. I was all set to put down a $99 deposit and one, until I saw that the with options was more half the price of my Subaru Outback wagon, with near half the utility. I could get a pretty nice Subaru for less than a new fortwo.

Air conditioning is a $600 option in the fortwo Pure model. care to try commuting in a suit and without air conditioning? I didn’t so. Even the radio is optional. The exchange rate isn’t

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Three, no matter how many features you put in it (which raises the see Reason for Skepticism No. 2), most take one look and say, happens when a big truck it? No way! Personally, I don’t it any scarier than any other car gets hit by a big truck. It’s a lot safer and more comfortable a motorcycle, and I’m too chicken to one of those.

While the fad lasts, the Smart is selling great. Penske . which has the U.S. franchise, is for ways to get more cars, to Chairman Roger Penske .

In my the franchise also gets a new on life if it can resurrect the sharp-looking Roadster . which is no longer It never was offered in the United but convertibles are always more here than in other global markets. From the looking in, there’s no indication happening.

Even if it the Roadster does here, I think the additional only pushes the reset for the Smart brand. Unless can economically build them and make them a lot cheaper which implies a much, bigger sales volume the fad will be over, at least in the States.

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