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SMART CARS
(2007-05-10)
(wgvu) - - THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS APPEAR ANXIOUS
TO TAKE TO THE ROAD IN CARS NO BIGGER THAN A GOLF CART.
MORE THAN 12-THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE PUT DOWN 99-DOLLAR DEPOSITS ON
"SMART" MINI-CARS BUILT BY DAIMLERCHRYSLER. THEY'RE DUE IN U-S
SHOWROOMS NEXT YEAR.
THE TINY, FUEL-STINGY TWO-SEATERS HAVE A BASE PRICE BELOW
12-THOUSAND DOLLARS.
DESPITE THEIR SIZE, SMART CARS ARE MORE TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED
THAN MANY VEHICLES NOW ON THE ROAD. AND THEY'RE CERTIFIED WITH
FOUR-STAR CRASH-WORTHINESS.
THE COMPANY THAT WILL DISTRIBUTE SMART CARS SAYS IT'S SEEN
CONSIDERABLE CONSUMER INTEREST IN CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, WASHINGTON
AND EVEN IN MICHIGAN -- HOME OF THE U-S BIG THREE.

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