The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

11 May 2007

Get smart

Rather a lot of people are going to:

United Auto Group Inc., the auto retailer charged with distributing the Smart fortwo when it arrives on U.S. shores in 2008, is reporting that 12,600 people have plunked down $99 to become a Smart "Insider" and reserve a spot in line to buy DaimlerChrysler's microcar. That number of people represents about three-fourths of the 16,000 fortwos that will be sold in the car's first year on sale in the U.S., and there's enough time before then that the entire allotment could be, in a sense, "sold out" before it actually goes on sale.

(Previous discussion here.)

Posted at 6:27 AM to Driver's Seat

No thanks. If I'm gonna be that vulnerable, I'd rather have a Segway.

Posted by: Winston at 6:50 AM on 11 May 2007

Dunno. The damn thing still looks too flimsy.

Posted by: SnoopyTheGoon at 6:30 AM on 12 May 2007