I joined Smart Car Of America the day I got my blue and silver 2008 Smart Passion. That day was actually only back in November as I'm the second owner of this previous Florida-dweller. I lost my automotive child - my identically blue 2002 Saturn SL1 - in a rear end accident by a texting driver without a license.

I was sitting at a light when he apparently thought his message was more important than stopping. I was fine, but my Saturn was not. I went out shortly after, only looking for another blue 2002 Saturn S-Series. A local dealership got a twin to my car in after it was in a wreck, so I bought it and stripped it down. I had my own car, and a garage worth of parts to make another car. Plus, mine had just hit 70,000 miles without any major work done. I wanted another Saturn.

At a local Chrysler dealer, I was convinced to take a ride in a 2003 Saturn Ion. It was a standard. I didn't like it; it just wasn't mine. Talking it over inside, I caught a little blue Smart car. I asked to sit in it for laughs. I asked if they could maneuver it outside (which wasn't hard at all) for a test drive, just for humor value.

It wasn't my Saturn - but I really, really liked it. It was a rear-engine, rear wheel pleasure to drive, it was Automatic AND Manual. It had that awesome Tridion, much like Saturn's Unibody. Plus, it was blue, and it was plastic! It might not be my Saturn, but I bought it, and I love it.

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Thanks for sharing your story, SkippyThorson. We're happy you and your blue smart found each other.

Thank you very much. Glad to be a member of the Smart family! This community reminds me very much of the Saturn or Subaru brand-loyal car lovers. :)

smart USA insider Admin said:

Thanks for sharing your story, SkippyThorson. We're happy you and your blue smart found each other.

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