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smart Car Opens the Emmys



Oh oh oh?ooooooo?that was a smart!?!  Anyone who watched the Emmys on Sunday couldn't have missed the hottie leading off the show.  No, I'm not talking about Jimmy Fallon.  I'm talking about the smart fortwo he drove up in!!  Well we here at Checkered Flag sure didn't miss it.
 
Check out the video below of Jimmy's intro to the show.  After arriving in his smart fortwo, Jimmy meets up with a handful of the Glee kids then picks up a slew of other primetime stars including Tina Fey, Kate Gosselin in her Dancing…
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Value Your Trade or Sell With New Black Book Button



Did you ever notice that when you visit a dealership to sell or trade your vehicle, the dealer takes a small black book out of their pocket before they make you an offer?  Well, they are not looking for Sally from last night's phone number.  They are checking to see what your vehicle is actually worth.  Not an inflated value; not a deflated value ~ the real, true value. 

Wouldn't it be nice to know what that book says?  Wouldn't it be nice to have the same information the dealer does? 

Now you can!  The information dealers have…
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2010 Chrome Yellow smart fortwo Just Arrived!



Spring has sprung at smart center Virginia Beach.  Our first 2010 smart coupe in Chrome Yellow just arrived!  It is BRIGHT yellow with tasteful chrome accents and just screams "Summer is here!"  The flashy hue was discontinued for the 2009 model year, and was sorely missed by many smart enthusiasts.  The front line at your Virginia Beach smart dealer just didn't look the same without the gregarious little bumble bee in the mix.  Well, I guess smart execs got wind of our despair, because its back, and better than before. 

Be the first person in Hampton Roads to own…
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A smart revolution in mobile media! iPhone App

smart spat in the face of the mighty SUV.  It said "no way" to a $32,000 average new car price.  smart even said your parking space is too big. 

Now they're saying "we don't need your $3,000 navigation and bluetooth option".  I think they're onto something here.  Introducing the new smart iPhone app!

This thing does everything you'd ever want your car to do and comes with an Internet connection.  The possibilities are just beginning.  I bet we see something like this from every auto manufacturer within the next few years.

We have scanned…
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smart car Meet and Eat- Get together with other local smart lovers January 30th at Doumar's!



Calling all smart enthusiasts!  You are cordially invited to attend Hampton Roads' first smart car meet-up this year!  Ring in 2010 by spending a little time with other smart fortwo owners and enthusiasts right here in your local community.  Meet and eat with fellow smarties at 1:00pm on January 30th, 2010 at Doumar's, 1919 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23517. 

If you haven't driven a smart car yet, or don't even know what I'm talking about, that's ok.  Checkered Flag's smart brand speciallists David Bennet, Aran Benjamin, and Kate Heidbrink are here at smart…
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Design the Best Looking smart fortwo and Win $7200 - Now That's "smart" Design!




smart is staying true to its brand slogan "open your mind" and opening to outside ideas with a design contest. From 6 January 2010 fans of smart and design worldwide are invited to design a smart fortwo on the website www.styleyoursmart.com. smart is looking for the coolest smart design and will award prizes with a total value of $7200 to the winners.

Marc Langenbrinck, Managing Director smart brand and Head of Sales & Marketing smart says "In our daily contact with our customers we keep experiencing how passionate they are about smart. Many of them personalize their smart with…
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J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Survey Results- Looks Good to Us!

Several Checkered Flag brands have been recognized by J.D. Power for outstanding customer satisfaction.  This is especially important to me because, as I've said a hundred times, at Checkered Flag customer satisfaction is our number one goal.  At all of our stores we continually look for new ways to better serve our valuable customers in both service and sales. 

The folks at J.D. Power released their 2009 customer satisfaction survey this morning and the car company with the most satisfied owners is .. drum roll please..

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