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Old 10-07-2009, 04:55 PM
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I just don't see why they're regarded as such a joke. It's not the best executed idea, but the concept is perfect.
Earlier in the thread, DoM said something along the lines of "Why not get a larger car with more features for the same price?"
That's not the point. In crowed cities, the smaller the better. The ForTwo is designed for Europe, where anything bigger than a Focus is a prang-magnet.

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Old 10-07-2009, 05:05 PM
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If the car was priced according to 1)its size 2)quality 3)equipment 4)consumption then maybe it would have been 'a perfect concept" but as it is now? P-l-e-a-s-e.
You telling me that a much cheaper,roomier Citroen C1 is too big?
Besides the article refers to the NA market and is written with that market in mind, i don't see what's so illogical about it
If this was designed by Apple, had classy/sexy styling, touch screens and other high-tech gizmos then yeah, perhaps i would be willing to pay so much.As it is now it just looks like an overpriced toy to me. So again, price is 95% the reason i don't find it acceptable let alone perfect

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to make my point clearer, a Toyota Aygo/Citroen C1/Peugeot 107 in Cyprus costs from a little over 10,000 euros. As i said the Smart ForTwo Cabrio (top model *cough*) costs over 17,500 euros. That is more than 7,000 euros more! For what?
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:19 PM
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I just don't see why they're regarded as such a joke. It's not the best executed idea, but the concept is perfect.
Earlier in the thread, DoM said something along the lines of "Why not get a larger car with more features for the same price?"
That's not the point. In crowed cities, the smaller the better. The ForTwo is designed for Europe, where anything bigger than a Focus is a prang-magnet.
Way to take what I said completely out of context. Bear in mind the specific focus of this article (the NA market) and read everyone's thoughts before posting.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:59 PM
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As i said the Smart ForTwo Cabrio (top model *cough*) costs over 17,500 euros. That is more than 7,000 euros more! For what?
For Mercedes badge snobbery and the appeal of having something unique.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:29 PM
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For Mercedes badge snobbery and the appeal of having something unique.
Which is what you call a "brilliant concept"? Sorry mate we just don't see eye to eye on this one:)
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:31 PM
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I've lost the argument. :lol:
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It seems so, lol
Besides its always been about price, not the shopping trolley itself ;-)
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:24 AM
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Why did they list "1995-present" Sebring, and then say the car before the '07 model wasn't bad?

A '97 Sebring Coupe was very nice car in my book.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:00 PM
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Why did they list "1995-present" Sebring, and then say the car before the '07 model wasn't bad?

A '97 Sebring Coupe was very nice car in my book.
I wonder if by "1995-present Sebring" includes the 1995+ Cirrus, as the Cirrus later became the Sebring. But if thats the case, why single out only the Chrysler, when the Plymouth and Dodge were just as bad? I hated the first gen of Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze..they looked like gerbils.
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