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It's here! Well almost...

I just got a call from the Smart dealership in Tulsa. My car has arrived! I am so excited I can hardly stand it. Unfortunately, my rep at the Credit Union is out of the office until Friday. I told the dealership that I would probably be able to go down there next Tuesday. I will have to take half a vacation day and get a rental car. The other options to get from Wichita to Tulsa were not any cheaper and would be more involved in time and/or human resources (aka, friends driving me down there then having to drive back to Wichita). The dealership said that they could send a car to pick me up at the rental place where I drop the car off. At $35 for a rental car that is the best way to go.....
I will be a SmartCar owner by the end of April. What a gift for Bealtaine

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notdefined
Apr. 21st, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
I fully intended to look at a Smart Car when my lease was up. They are readily available out here and there are several Smart Car/Benz dealers around the bay area. However, every time I saw one, they seemed to get smaller and smaller (I know it was just an illusion) and I wondered if I would have to grease myself up just to get through the door! Congratulations however, and let us know what you think of it.
kumazuki
Apr. 21st, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
I felt the same way. Here, they are few and far between, so, every I saw one I thought, damn! that's cute, but it is too small. Then I test drove one. There is a lot of room in them. I am not a BIG guy but I am not a small guy either. At 5'10" and 240# when I got in the Smart to test drive it, I had to pull the seat forward to reach the peddles. And there was at least 6"-10" of ceiling clearance. It was practically a TARDIS. If they are that prevalent in your area, you should at least test drive one.
notdefined
Apr. 21st, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
Well all of that will have to wait until the new car lease expires. :( I really want an EV.
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kumazuki
Apr. 21st, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I am very very excited. My only issue with them is that, for such a "green" vehicle, they are not available in green. So, I had to order a white one and I will get it painted. Maybe some airbrushing. Do you see them much in HI?
geometrician
Apr. 21st, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
Sweet! I expect mine to arrive any time now. However, I have decided not to take it. My current car will be paid off next month, and my income is so limited that it would be irresponsible of me to get it. So I'll enjoy yours, vicariously!
kumazuki
Apr. 21st, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
I understand completely. I had to really do some soul searching when it came time to actually reconfirm, the order. I still am wondering if I have done the right thing or not.. Guess you can't take it with you.
imageartifacts
Apr. 22nd, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
I so want a Smart car! Even though I'd look like a circus clown getting out of one.
gorkabear
Apr. 22nd, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
A pity you aren't getting the 60mpg diesel version in the US (with more torque for pizzazz at traffic lights).

I have driven a few one of those and if I had the means, I'd buy one.
shirtlifterbear
Apr. 22nd, 2009 08:15 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed the test drive I took in the SmArt convertible!

Damn, a fun car to drive!

Congratulations!
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