(Repeats story originally published on June 28) By Abha Bhattarai NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler AG may face an uphill struggle when it launches its two-seater Smart car in the United States in 2008. In a quick survey of Americans in New York's Times Square on Wednesday, as many people saw the tiny vehicle as ugly as found it cool and cute. And there were also concerns about safety and the lack of space -- for baggage or people. While Smart cars have been tooling ...
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