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Will we lose Smart Insider?

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A2Jack replied to izzysmart's discussion Give us a shout
"Daniel. Good preemptive move.  Sounds like the basket of snakes was just opening up. Major problems are now showing up on some of the older Smart cars on the SCOA forums.  MB has been less than helpful to those now out of that short 24 mo…"
Jun 26, 2012
A2Jack replied to Connie and Tim Fellows's discussion Will your engine survive when a sudden loss of radiator coolant occurs?
"Just came out from under my 2008 Passion, (build date 1/08)  The hose is scuffing badly. Not much room to move for a pix, or a fix ,without a hoist, or at least a 2-3 ft jack up on the passenger side.. Hose is hidden DEEP in a small space near…"
May 26, 2012
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Jul 30, 2011
A2Jack replied to izzysmart's discussion Give us a shout
"Tracey. Existing owners were the most fervent promoters of the 4-2. But now, with MB/Penske's lack of support for owners with real problems, I for one can no longer recommend this car.   It's way past time to take care of those…"
Jul 30, 2011
A2Jack replied to izzysmart's discussion Give us a shout
"You folks (MB) better get going. The brand is almost lost. A2Jack"
Jul 30, 2011
A2Jack replied to GetSmrt28277's discussion questions>smartUSA on the changeover
"Poor Ms McGill.  I can't believe see will show after all this bad news from Smart USA.  Interestingly, it seems she was out of the loop along with the rest of us."
Feb 16, 2011
SMART MADNESS - Boris replied to A2Jack's discussion Will we lose Smart Insider?
"You could always join the new positive and fun online community at www.smartmadnessforum.com! :-)"
Feb 16, 2011
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Feb 15, 2011

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14,000 miles in a Smart 4-2.

Posted on July 27, 2008 at 7:08pm 7 Comments

Our little car was delivered in Feb 08. We purchased it as a toy to replace our Miata. We love Microcars, and as this is the first new Microcar sold in the US in decades, we jumped right on it.



Then the Gas went sky high, so as an experiment we decided to try Smartie as a business/work car (we run around 30k a year on our work cars).



We expected the little car to fail the test in reliability, and not be comfortable enough for regular 300 mile work days. Our expectations… Continue

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At 9:24pm on December 31, 2008, smart grrrl 7 said…
You posted:
Wife and I learned early how to flip the release and unlock the shifter,so at least we could drive it to the dealer.

Can you elaborate?
At 8:46pm on December 2, 2008, Linda Diane Feldt said…
hi.
If you see a brand new blue/black passion driving around AA that would be me.
I count 5 smarts I've seen in town, but I suspect you know better than I do.
Perhaps our paths will cross!
At 7:12pm on November 28, 2008, vicki said…
can you see my post about shifting. Im trying to learn the paddles and cant figure out if im supposed to be taking my foot off the gas to shift. also when is it appropriate to downshift. when im in 5th and approaching a light do i downshift. i have been for the most part using the tach and shifting when above 2000 rpms. i dont understand the "needing more power' down shift.... like others are saying. can you help me?
At 6:56am on October 11, 2008, Richard Lecuivre said…
Do you have contact information for The Bag Lady? Are you pleased with the spare tire bag?
At 5:54am on October 7, 2008, Rick Leedy said…
A2Jack...I understand it was you with the yellow smart that I very briefly saw at Kroger yesterday. Glad to see another Smart in the area.
At 12:54am on July 14, 2008, Michael Miles said…
Thank you for the insights. I really appreciate it. I will post any findings from the dealership once I hear back from them.

Regards,
Michael Miles
At 1:21am on July 5, 2008, Joseph (Joe) Monteleone said…
Just got off of www.thetirerack.com. 5-STAR!! Thanks for the tip. I bought 1 each of the wheels for spares. And the prices were great. MUCH cheaper than the dealership. I am having a tire rack made for the road trips. Travelling "BackRoad" in AZ is great, but with no spare along: D-U-M-B !! This is a life-saver ...
 
 
 

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