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North Carolina Smarts

Location: North Carolina
Members: 93
Latest Activity: Apr 17, 2013

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Smart's in a Parade

Started by Billc Oct 26, 2009. 0 Replies

Park with Care - smart Tossing!

Started by Mike 5 Aug 25, 2009. 0 Replies

Tail of the Dragon rally - fall '09

Started by Gary Bryers. Last reply by Sue Jul 20, 2009. 16 Replies

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Comment by Charles H.Sharrard on July 30, 2009 at 4:53pm
I went to MB Winston-Salem looking for a foglight kit and installlation. They said they couldn't gey a foglight kit. The alternative was to add aBarabus twin headlight assembly for $700 +labor, even then he wasn't sure they do it. I want a functional, factory issue, installed in my Smart. Does anyone know of a parts source and someone qualified to install it? this is my wife's car and she has night blindness. Our original order was for a foglight equipped car but an orphan came available and jumped on it. Hope someone can help. Also, in regards to Larry's comment is it possible to install cruise and for how much? My wife would be in Seventh Heaven. I'm also inthe Hickort area.
Thanks, Charlie and Sue Sharrard
Comment by Larry on July 30, 2009 at 7:12am
Anyone know of a good place to have work done like adding cruise control, in the Charlotte, or better yet, Hickory area?
Comment by Mike 5 on July 16, 2009 at 4:02pm
Look for smarts at the "Going Green in Saltbox Village" (Cary, NC) event on Sat Jul 18, from 11a-2p:
http://gemcar.net/events/detail.asp?eventID=108 Delete Comment
Comment by Wayne on July 14, 2009 at 10:18pm
Hi all! Just passing word here too, the Charlotte area smartCarolinas enthusiasts are gathering on Saturday, July 18th at Noon for lunch meet at Showmars restaurant on Independence Blvd. in the Matthews area. Check on the main front page for the event in the list, along with a map. Join us, won't you?
Comment by Nancy Noel May on June 11, 2009 at 9:19pm
Would love to join you for this event...maybe next time. Have fun!
Comment by Mike 5 on May 26, 2009 at 8:04am
Hi Scott & Fellow NC smarts!
I know back in Jan at the smart Center Cary anniversary celebration we talked about another local Spring or Summer "Meet & Greet." Admittedly, I've not organized anything beyond a smart appearance at the NCSU Earth Day celebration in Apr. Following industry RIFs this Spring, I'm overextended both at work, and after work (civic duties). I still have the voluntary email list from the Jan event, if another Triangle smart owner would like to step up and organize something local? Just let me know?
smartfully yours - Mike 5
Comment by Scott on May 14, 2009 at 9:37pm
Are there any get togethers coming up soon?
Comment by Mike 5 on April 17, 2009 at 9:56am
The Hudackos and I will hopefully be exhibiting our smarts at the N.C. State Earth Day celebration's Energy Fair, on Wed Apr 22, from 10a-3p on the campus "Brickyard," as examples of more eco-friendly cars (high mileage, high recyclability, lower emissions, lower production impact) Visit http://www.ncsu.edu/earthday/. Apologies for not involving more local Triangle smart owners, but space was limited, and timing was short. Stay tuned for pix on my smartinsider home page.
Comment by Mike 5 on April 16, 2009 at 1:26pm
A friend in the auto insurance biz forwarded me a news brief about a minor recall of some '08 smarts, to correct poor paint adhesion inside the windshield frame, which could cause the windshield to be loose within the frame. However, I never recieved said notice, and assumed my car's batch was unaffected. There are probably numerous maintenance TSBs (technical service bulletins) about common post-production problems, after fourteen months of U.S. availability? What defects did your recalls involve? I've had my Mar 2008 cabriolet in for 10K service, and two minor warranty repairs (stuck shifter and persistent SRS fault light) last year, but received no recall mentions.
Comment by Alice Start on April 4, 2009 at 9:47am
Has anyone gotton any recalls on their 2008 Smarts. I just took mind in for a check up and found out their was 5 recalls on the car. I have not gotton any in the mail. Have any of you gotton any?
 

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