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AndyM
30-03-2005, 10:25 PM
I sent an e mail to Smart Uk asking about the rumours regarding the future of Smart,and recieved this prompt reply!

Dear Andy,

Thank you for your email. Daimler Chrysler does not intend to shut down or sell the
business now or at any point in the future. We are indeed about to release a new
model in the smart forfour Brabus.

Kind Regards,

Steve




We shall see!

roadie2003
30-03-2005, 10:51 PM
perhaps they're just trying quash the rumours 'cos people may not buy a product that's going to be axed.

Sure hope it does continue, cant see why it shouldnt :)

phildperv
31-03-2005, 06:29 AM
Standard industry practice to denigh this type of thing till the very end , however I cant see DC cutting its losses on this line just yet

hugo
31-03-2005, 08:42 AM
There are actually no rumours like shutting smart down or selling the brand over here. Must be the British press..;)

Esqulax
31-03-2005, 11:12 AM
Thats cos british people worry about every litle thing.

AndyM
31-03-2005, 04:35 PM
Esqulax wrote:

Thats cos british people worry about every litle thing.

That explains why we all worry about you then?*(*UYHUHTR

madDan
31-03-2005, 04:55 PM
it's all Alsmarts fault!

!!``````````````

http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_6_11.gif

Esqulax
31-03-2005, 05:15 PM
HAHAHAHA
MATT! Add that smiley please!!

Commander Cody
31-03-2005, 06:44 PM
It is interesting to note that, in a trade publication I received about a month ago, it mentioned that DaimlerChrysler had narrowed it down to 3 ad agencies to handle its smartUSA account. I think two were in NYC and the other on the west coast.56:@

roadie2003
31-03-2005, 11:01 PM
LOL, MadDan, that smiley looks like the average roadster driver, hehehehehehe, kidding! :D:P

SuperStevie
01-04-2005, 10:50 AM
according to sutoexpress and autocar, both say that the future will be decided this week at the stock holders meeting :?

I hope they dont do it and target america with for2 ver 2.0, roadster and forfour heavily! esp in city's like ny la etc all style places!

hugo
01-04-2005, 11:53 AM
The future of smart is decided. For the official DaimlerChrysler statement look


HERE (http://www.daimlerchrysler.com/dccom/0,,0-5-7153-1-479264-1-0-0-0-0-0-30-7145-0-0-0-0-0-0-0,00.html).

Esqulax
01-04-2005, 12:17 PM
HAHAHAHA
They rekon theyll break even in 2007!! As if!

AndyM
01-04-2005, 03:22 PM
Esqulax wrote:

HAHAHAHA
They rekon theyll break even in 2007!! As if!

Stupid Student!You missed a big bit of news!

The production of the smart roadster will be terminated at the end of 2005.
:shock::shock::shock::shock::shock:

roadie2003
01-04-2005, 03:24 PM
:shock::shock::shock:Eh? What!? Thats not fair!! <stamps feet>

Well at least they arent giving up on the smart brand as a whole, thats one bit of good news :)

roadie2003
01-04-2005, 03:52 PM
Terminating the roadster could go one of two ways tho. It could either make them un-resellable or turn them into collectors items sending prices through ther roof :shock:

AndyM
01-04-2005, 03:54 PM
i think it will be the latter myself.

roadie2003
01-04-2005, 03:57 PM
I hope so, not that i'd sell my baby :)

AndyM
01-04-2005, 04:03 PM
roadie2003 wrote:
I hope so, not that i'd sell my baby :)Nah sell Kolyns!:D:D

roadie2003
01-04-2005, 04:12 PM
LOL, its his mums, cant imagine she'd be too happy :shock::shock:

AndyM
01-04-2005, 04:15 PM
Might be worth filming then!

"Student has crap beaten out of him by Loving Mother!":D:D:D

hugo
01-04-2005, 04:47 PM
"Student has crap beaten out of him by Loving Mother!":D:D:D

LOL

...or turn them into collectors items sending prices through ther roof :shock:
Dont think about selling our roadster, but think that's it.

smartypantz
02-04-2005, 02:28 AM
EuroNews are running a piece on the Smart "re-structuring".

Alas, no more Roadster. Still born SUV.

Hope this isn't a sign for the 4.2. Smart Dublin told me there are waiting 4 months for some parts.

I've paid MB/DC enough over the past two years, they should be in profit by now!! :D

Esqulax
02-04-2005, 10:47 AM
Yeah, i only read the 1st paragraph, cos im rubbish

AndyM
02-04-2005, 07:50 PM
Esqulax wrote:

cos im rubbish
i cant think of anything to add to your comment Kolyn:D:D:D:D

Esqulax
02-04-2005, 11:49 PM
Good, then dont :P

AndyM
02-04-2005, 11:51 PM
Are you not having a good weekend then?Come and tell us all about it in the chatroom!

Sarah
03-04-2005, 12:22 PM
AndyM wrote:

Are you not having a good weekend then?Come and tell us all about it in the chatroom!

u say that to him andy and then bugger off, so we have to listen to his moaning.......


hehe only joking, we love listening to ur moaning really :P;)

AndyM
03-04-2005, 07:22 PM
Well i had to do something to make an excuse to get GT4 out!:D:D:DI hope you feel better Kolyn!

Esqulax
04-04-2005, 01:25 AM
Oh sarah, All this hostility... we all know you want brian, so just admit it.

Sarah
04-04-2005, 05:10 PM
Esqulax wrote:


Oh sarah, All this hostility... we all know you want brian, so just admit it.


well i only wanted him for his roadster, but now i have my own i've no use for him, so hes safe from now on :P;) lol

AndyM
04-04-2005, 06:22 PM
candypants wrote:
Esqulax wrote:


Oh sarah, All this hostility... we all know you want brian, so just admit it.


well i only wanted him for his roadster, but now i have my own i've no use for him, so hes safe from now on :P;) lolOooo Hark at her!"now i have my own!":D:D:D:D

roadie2003
04-04-2005, 11:24 PM
I feel so used......sniff........:(

LOL!!! :P

Esqulax
05-04-2005, 03:11 AM
Get used to it :p

$%%%GGGGGVVV

Sarah
05-04-2005, 10:02 AM
Esqulax wrote:


Get used to it :p

$%%%GGGGGVVV

well said mr moderator sir ;) :P

roadie2003
05-04-2005, 12:10 PM
why? are you a bit of a user sarah or is he referring to women in general :P

Esqulax
05-04-2005, 01:31 PM
women in general.

roadie2003
05-04-2005, 02:15 PM
Fairy snuff :D

AndyM
05-04-2005, 07:32 PM
roadie2003 wrote:
Fairy snuff :DGot any?Do you get a good Buzz?Will it make me sneeze?:D

roadie2003
05-04-2005, 11:27 PM
LOL its pretty good, dont ask which part of the fairy it comes from though :shock::shock:

SMARTIE
08-04-2005, 10:53 AM
U dirty devil roadie........;)

roadie2003
13-04-2005, 03:08 PM
Hehehehehehe :D;)But anyway.

I was just thinking about the roadsters untimely demise while reading the email received from matt, saying that one day the roadster will hopefully return. Then it occured to me, this has happened before many many moons ago.

I speak of the Ford Escort RS200 which at the time of its reign in the motorsport world, was my favourite car ever (yes i know, me, liking a ford, surely this cant be, lol). Anyway, i believe the RS200 was terminated due to it being far too expensive to maintain etc. Then, many years later, i remember watching the tv and seeing the folowing.......

A darkened room, someone opens the door and enters, you hear his footsteps approaching the old RS200, the lights come on and the bloke looks at the RS200 and says "The People Want You Back!" At this point the 'Rocky' training music kicks in (you know the one) and various clips are shown of the Ford guys redesigning andevolving the RS200 into the Escort RS2000! Ending with the punch line "The Legend is Back"

Wishful thinking but this could happen to the roadster, how cool would that be :D:D:D

AndyM
13-04-2005, 07:38 PM
LOL,and dont forget the Ford GT 40!Thats made a come back.:D:D

roadie2003
13-04-2005, 10:31 PM
Also, If anyone reads autoexpress, this week see's an article about the axing of the roadster. It features a certain Al Young from a certain orange site and states that used car experts & enthusiasts are predicting the roadster will become a classic with second hand prices rising due to the lack of roadsters out there on the roads.

They also put this prediction of classic statusdown to the car being "Technically advanced, yet affordable and great to drive"

Things could be looking up and should demand exceed supply, perhaps they'll bring it back, in style.

:D:D:D:cool:

Esqulax
15-04-2005, 03:40 PM
They will.. through dodge

roadie2003
17-04-2005, 11:56 AM
You mean that slingshot thing? :?

Esqulax
17-04-2005, 10:33 PM
Aye...
They could be using the whole "We wanna concentrate on the forfour" thing as a ruse, so that the slingshot doesnt get compared to the roadie on-the-fly

roadie2003
18-04-2005, 04:40 PM
Ensuring market success in the US by eliminating the competion. Sneaky and unfair i'd say :(

NinoNick
27-05-2005, 06:29 PM
the band kept playing when the Titanic went down^%(%($%(9998712

smartbitch
27-05-2005, 09:44 PM
lol@ninonick (mailto:lol@ninonick) ...oh the dry irony! :D

my take on the situation is that we cant have fcuk all for fcuking yanks

i mean,pop idol,wife swap,and other programmes we think up (no loss mind) they just snap em up and "yank it up" schmooz stylee

now theyre gunna get our smarts,and yank them up inall

theyre all jus a bunch of yankers ;)