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Struggling with Smart Shortages
Struggling with Smart Shortages

We’ll find out next week whether the little 2008 Smart fortwo coupe wins honors as the World Green Car of the Year. But a successful nod at the 2008 New York Auto Show could actually compound the problems being faced by the Mercedes-Benz sibling brand. After a slow and painful ramp-up that cost...Read More»

We Wrote, You Wrote: TheCarConnection’s Top Comments

Over at People magazine online, they’re asking about lip gloss and diet tips and the latest Lindsay sighting--while you’re telling us about future cars, fuel economy, the environment and politics. Yep, we here at TheCarConnection.com have the smartest readers on the planet and we have the words...Read More»

No Hanky-Panky in a SmartCar

There’ll be no hanky-panky in the back of your kid’s Smart car, that’s because there is no rear seat in the pint-sized 2-seater, noted Dave Schembri, president of SmartCar USA, the Penske-owned distributor of the French-made microcoupes. “After all, what better car to have...Read More»

Smart Ready to Sell First Cars

Smart’s two-seat fortwo seems too cute to be real--but this week, smart will deliver the first of the Benz-developed city cars to customers who signed up long ago on its Web site. Smart marketing chief Dave Schembri, making a guest stop at the Daimler AG press conference, told audiences that...Read More»

Will the U.S. Get Just One Smart?

Smart is bringing its two-seat city cars to the U.S. via UnitedAutoGroup. And in Europe, all sorts of special-edition smarts are offered - like the BRABUS twins coming to the Geneva show in a couple of weeks. But what will the U.S. smart fortwo look like? We can't imagine a pricetag of less than...Read More»

Smart: The Anti-American Minicar?

Smart’s on-again, off-again relationship with America seems to be off again—at least, by the sentiments in what purports to be a billboard found on the side of the road near Johannesburg, South Africa. Blog Neandernews posted this pic of the billboard, which points out that the smart...Read More»

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