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  1. Did the post say if the delay applied to all 3 ports or one particular port?
  2. Congratulation! I'm glad you finally have some good news! BTW, what was the possible delivery date mentioned in the configure e-mail? Still "second half 2008"?
  3. I saw a red smart with black tridion heading west on I-70 between Springfield and Vandalia today. I was headed east so I did not get to see much. I have read about Ohio deliveries. I have read that there is a smart in my home county (Montgomery) but this is the first one I have seen in Ohio (Roadshow excepted of course). Ah ... it's encouraging to see it. (And the red and black color reminds me of the cardinals that will soon be returning to the area as winter winds down.)
  4. Is your dealer willing to say what reservation numbers he is delivering? The comment by the CSR that the reservation number isn't relevant is certainly shocking. Seems like there is a hole in the training for CSRs. Or maybe this CSR didn't get as much from the training as she should have. I guess it is technically correct that a car is scheduled for production based on the confirmation date and the assigned dealer. But the reservation date (and the assigned dealer) should determine when a person is invited to confirm an order. Two people with the same reservation number (and dealer) could get scheduled for different production times. If they got confirmation invitations at the same time, but one replied immediately while the other waited until the end of the confirmation window, the cars might get produced and shipped on different dates. But you are still waiting to confirm, and the reservation date plus the dealer is the key to scheduling that process.Hang in there. Hopefully your patience will be rewarded soon.
  5. Thanks Wayneo66 and TexSmart. I have added your information and information from some other places to the table.Schmimbo, I hope I can add your confirmation date sooner than the smart customer representative suggested might be the case.reservation__ confirmation___confirmation letter______statusdate code____e-mail date____wording1173________08/24/07__________?1173________09/14/07__________?1173________09/15/07__________?1173________09/17/07__________?________________some delivered in January1173________10/03/07_______first 90 days of 2008___delivered 01/23/081174________10/03/07__________?1174________10/06/07__________?________________delivered 02/04/081174________10/08/07_______first half of 20081175________10/09/07__________?________________delivery expected February1176________10/17/07__________?1178________11/09/07__________?1179________10/20/07_______first half of 20081180__________?____(IL)_______?________________delivered 2/13/081180__________?____(PA)______?________________expected delivery by Mar 11180________10/20/07(PA)______?1180__________?____(TX) ________________passion expected delivery by Feb 261180__________?____(TX) ________________cabrio, same family, no date1181________10/28/07_________?1182________10/26/07(OH)___first half of 20081182_______________(IL)_______?1182__________?____(AZ)______?________________expected delivery by Apr 11182________10/26/07(NC)______?________________notice of mid_March elivery1183________10/26/08 (OH)______?_______________expected delivery by Mar 11183________________(OH)_____?1184________10/26/07__________?1184________11/06/07__________?1184________________(NC)______?________________due early March1184________________(MO)__________________nothing as of 2/10/08 (??)1185________11/06/08__________?1185________11/08/07__________?1187________11/09/07__________?1188________11/09/07__________?1188________11/14/07 (NE)______?1189___________?____(NJ)________________________on 2/7 says expects in Feb1189________11/17/07 (TX)______?1189________11/17/07 (NJ/DC)___?_________________in transit1190________11/18/07__________?1190________11/21/07 (MN)______?1190________11/25/07[?]________?1190___________?___(PA}_______?________________2/1 notice of 30 day delivery1194________11/16/07__________?1195________11/17/07 (IN)_______?1195________11/16/07__________?________________2/28 notice for 4/8 delivery1197________11/26/07(OH)______?1198________11/26/07__________?1200________11/26/07__________?1201________11/26/07__________?1201________11/27/07 (CT)____first half of 20081205________11/26/07__________?1205________11/30/07__________?1208________12/03/07__________?1209________02/14/08 (CA)______?1214________12/14/07__________?1215________12/15/07__________?1216________12/14/07__________?1221________12/14/07_______second half of 20081222________12/14/07__________?1234________12/14/07__________?(in this thread, aphoenix says that in the future confirmation notices will be made based on a combination of reservation date and dealer balancing considerations .)1225________12/18/07(CO)_____?1225________12/21/07(WA)_____?1227______________ (NE)___________________no confirmation as of 02/01/081229________12/15/07_________?1230________12/15/07(CA)_____?1232________01/25/08________second half of 20081235_______________(TX)___________________as of 2/16 not configured1237________01/26/081239________01/26(CA)________?1242________02/15/08(IL)_____second half of 20081243_______________(CA)__________________as of 03/01 not configured1244________01/26/08__________?1247________02/15/08 (TN)______?1248_______________(IL)___________________no confirmation as of 02/01/081248________12/16/07__________?1254________01/26/(CA)________?1262________02/15/08 (WA)_____?1264________02/15/08 (MN)_____?1267________02/15/08 (AZ)______?1271________02/15/08(VA)______?1272________02/15/08 (CO)_____?1276________02/15/08 (AZ)______?1281________02/15/08 (NM)_____?1286________01/22/08__________?1305________01/25/08 (DC)______?1327________02/15/08 (VA)______?1331________________(TX)__________________as of 2/16 not configured1341________________(MI)__________________as of 2/16 not configured1344________02/15/08 (FL)____second half of 20081353???_____02/15/08 (TX)______?1393________02/01/08 (FL)____second half of 20081399________________(TX)__________________as of 2/26/08 not configured1411________________(CA)_________________as of 2/26/08 not configured1411________________(NM)_________________as of 2/26/08 not configured1419________________(MN)_________________as of 2/26/08 not configured1419________________(WI)__________________as of 2/26/08 not configured1423________________(NC)_________________as of 2/26/08 not configured
  6. I think Dan was excited about having his new smart. From another of his posts, I noticed that he reserved on the first day. He is, I believe, an 1173. I think he means he configured twice during his configuration/confirmation window in September.
  7. Do you have any details on the reason for the recall? Is it for the transmission itself, or for the shifter?
  8. I recently downloaded and was reading the quickmanual that Regina posted. There is a description in it of unlocking the upper and lower tailgates.Start by unlocking the upper tailgate. To do this press the unlock button twice. Then there is a choice. Either press and hold the tailgate/cabrio-roof button for two seconds, or pull the release handle in the tailgate. Now swing open the upper tailgate.Now that the upper tailgate is open, pull back the two release levers located one on each side of the upper edge of the lower tailgate. The lower tailgate can now be swung down.(I think the tailgate/cabrio-roof button is the 3 o'clock position button that Tom P. mentioned a few posts above.)Oh.... sorry. As I re-read the thread, it looks like I have missed the point. I can't delete the post so I'll edit it to add this apology.
  9. What is the tranny problem? I have not noticed any posts about one.
  10. This is an update to the confirmation table. When the Commander announces he has taken delivery, I will be able to record an 1175 as delivered.reservation__ confirmation___confirmation letter______statusdate code____e-mail date____wording1173________09/17/07__________?________________some delivered in January1173________10/03/07_______first 90 days of 20081174________10/08/07_______first half of 20081175________10/09/07__________?________________delivery expected February1176________10/17/07__________?1179________10/20/07_______first half of 20081180__________?____(IL)_______?________________delivered 2/13/081180__________?____(PA)______?________________expected delivery by Mar 11180__________?____(TX) ________________passion expected delivery by Feb 261180__________?____(TX) ________________cabrio, same family, no date1182________10/26/07(OH)___first half of 20081182_______________(IL)_______?1182__________?____(AZ)______?________________expected delivery by Apr 11182________10/26/07__________?1183________10/26/08 (OH)______?________________expected delivery by Mar 11183________________(OH)_____?1184________11/06/07__________?1184________________(NC)______?________________due early March1184________________(MO)__________________nothing as of 2/10/08 (??)1185________11/06/08__________?1188________11/09/07__________?1188________11/14/07 (NE)______?1189___________?____(NJ)________________________on 2/7 says expects in Feb1189________11/17/07 (TX)______?1189________11/17/07 (NJ/DC)___?_________________in transit1190________11/18/07__________?1190________11/21/07 (MN)______?1190________11/25/07[?]________?1190___________?___(PA}_______?________________2/1 notice of 30 day delivery1195________11/17/07 (IN)_______?1197________11/26/07(OH)______?1201________11/26/07__________?1201________11/27/07 (CT)____first half of 20081205________11/30/07__________?1209________02/14/08 (CA)______?1214________12/14/07__________?1221________12/14/07_______second half of 20081222________12/14/07__________?1234________12/14/07__________?(in this thread, aphoenix says that in the future confirmation notices will be made based on a combination of reservation date and dealer balancing considerations .)1225________12/18/07(CO)_____?1225________12/21/07(WA)_____?1227______________ (NE)___________________no confirmation as of 02/01/081232________01/25/08________second half of 20081235_______________(TX)___________________as of 2/16 not configured1242________02/15/08(IL)_____second half of 20081243_______________(CA)__________________as of 2/12 not configured1244________01/26/08__________?1247________02/15/08 (TN)______?1248_______________(IL)___________________no confirmation as of 02/01/081262________02/15/08 (WA)_____?1264________02/15/08 (MN)_____?1267________02/15/08 (AZ)______?1272________02/15/08 (CO)_____?1276________02/15/08 (AZ)______?1281________02/15/08 (NM)_____?1286________01/22/08__________?1305________01/25/08 (DC)______?1327________02/15/08 (VA)______?1331________________(TX)__________________as of 2/16 not configured1341________________(MI)__________________as of 2/16 not configured1344________02/15/08 (FL)____second half of 20081353???_____02/15/08 (TX)______?1393________02/01/08 (FL)____second half of 2008
  11. Hi. Welcome to the Club.I'm still waiting to be contacted by a dealer, so I can't tell you anything about dealer financing possibilities.Good luck with your purchase. Did you have a reservation for a smart or are you trying to buy an "orphan".
  12. FWIW. The problem might be due to a loose hinge which is allowing the door to slip on the hinged side and binding the lock on the lock side. If this is the problem, rolling down the window and lifting the door by pushing up on the window frame might loosen the binding enough for the door handle to work. I had a problem once opening the passenger door on a minivan due to a slipped hinge, but the symptoms were a little different. In my case, I finally had to go to a body shop. I wish you luck.
  13. I have found some new reports of confirmation invitations and deliveries. I updated the table that I posted previously. I added the state abbreviation when it was available. Schmimbo, you'll notice that a reservation number 1209 in CA reported confirming on 12/14/07. Your turn should be coming up soon.reservation__ confirmation___confirmation letter______statusdate code____e-mail date____wording1173________09/17/07__________?________________some delivered in January1173________10/03/07_______first 90 days of 20081174________10/08/07_______first half of 20081175________10/09/07__________?________________delivery expected February1176________10/17/07__________?1179________10/20/07_______first half of 20081180__________?____(IL)_______?________________delivered 2/13/081180__________?____(PA)______?________________expected delivery by Mar 11182________10/26/07_______first half of 20081182__________?____(AZ)______?________________expected delivery by Apr 11183________10/26/08 (OH)______?________________expected delivery by Mar 11184________11/06/07__________?1185________11/06/08__________?1188________11/09/07__________?1201________11/26/07__________?1205________11/30/07__________?1214________12/14/07__________?1221________12/14/07_______second half of 20081222________12/14/07__________?1234________12/14/07__________?(in this thread, aphoenix says that in the future confirmation notices will be made based on a combination of reservation date and dealer balancing considerations .)1180__________?____(TX)______?____________passion expected late Feb1180__________?____(TX)______?____________cabrio, same family, no due date1189__________?____(NJ)_______?___________expected delivery in Feb1184_______________(MO)__________________nothing as of 2/10/08 (??)1209________02/14/08 (CA)______?1227______________ (NE)___________________no confirmation as of 02/01/081232________01/25/08__________?1244________01/26/08__________?1247________02/15/08 (TN)______?1248_______________(IL)___________________no confirmation as of 02/01/081262________02/15/08 (WA)_____?1264________02/15/08 (MN)_____?1281________02/15/08 (NM)_____?1286________01/22/08__________?1305________01/25/08__________?1327________02/15/08 (VA)______?1353________02/15/08 (TX)______?
  14. Welcome to CsC. After you get the snowplowing business established, you might consider a winch package for pulling Isettas out of snow drifts.
  15. If a person's insurance company offered a discount for these, it would be nice to be able to activate the feature if it is there but dormant.I have never read the research behind the DRL concept. But I have often wondered about the idea. If a driver can't see a ton or more of steel coming down the road, will turning on the lights (in the daytime) really help in the long run? Yes, if most cars don't have them but a few do, the cars that have them may be more noticeable. So they may have better safety records. But when all cars have them, then a car with DRL won't stand out from any other car with DRL. It's like walking down a Chicago street on a snowy day. If you see one person in Bermuda shorts, the person will stand out. If everybody in Chicago us wearing Bermuda shorts that day, none of them will stand out. (None of them will stand out long in any case- they will want to get inside where it is warm.)