Belleair, Florida (PRWEB) September 8, 2008
News from Smart Car of America Regarding Tips for Americans on How to Purchase the Super-Mini Smart.
Due to limited availability, logistics, and automotive politics, the demand for the Smart car is much higher than the supply. So Americans are looking for ways to get into the driver's seat.
S.L. Johnston, president of SmartCarofAmerica.com, said, "The American car-buying community has had the last word, and with gas prices at all-time highs, the Smart's super-mini is selling faster than the proverbial hotcake, proving our prediction from 2003 that first year sales could be as many as 40,000 units."
In January 2008, the waiting list of potential buyers was around 30,000; now that list tops 75,000 people, anxiously awaiting their Smart. Not bad for a car that nearly was on the verge of extinction just a few years ago.
To date, Smart Car of America has been deluged with questions regarding the Smart car buying process, and tries to help smart car fans who want to purchase a Smart car by offering information and buying tips on how to get a Smart car as quickly as possible.
Mrs. Johnston offers several tips on how to get your Smart car.
"There currently are four formulas for purchasing a new Smart. Here's what we suggest if you truly want to own one of these fine automobiles."
The best method for obtaining a Smart is to sign up for the $99 reservation program offered by smartUSA, a division of the Penske Automotive Group, the official importer and dealer network for the smart fortwo and then simply wait.
Next, once you're registered on smartUSA's reservation list, be proactive and ask to be placed on a smartUSA dealers' orphan program. An orphan Smart car is SCOA forum-speak for a Smart car shipped to North America whose would-be owner had a change of heart.
It's also possible to purchase a Smart car on the secondary marketplace in progress on eBay. On any day, upward of 20 nearly new Smart cars are for sale there.
As a last resort, you might try the not-so-straightforward process regarding contests, raffles, and sweepstakes. There's been an enormous increase in contests and raffles using the Smart car to launch products or events.
William Seigler, a spokesperson for Smart Car of America said, "I'm still waiting to get the call to pick-up my new Smart" and also adds he was told by several dealers that, indeed, new signees waiting time could be "upwards of 16 months."
ABOUT SMART CARS OF AMERICA
Established in 2001, SmartCarofAmerica.com is North America's longest running independent Smart Car Internet Company and America's leading Smart vehicle portal and operates the largest North American Smart Car Forum and is a leader in forward-thinking automotive information. Smart Cars of America, LLC is an independent, privately-held company located in Belleair, Florida.
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