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smart electric drive

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arvind Kumar May 3, 2013. 1 Reply

Any reports from the Portland funtestdrive of the new electric smart? There are a number of videos on youtube from the Santa Monica event.Continue

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How to replace rear view mirror with a larger one?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Ricewasser Apr 29, 2013. 2 Replies

I am about to buy my first smart car (ED3). I find the triangular rear view mirror is too small. Can I replace it with a wider mirror? How?

 

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"Driving to work today, heard a commercial for ED3 on KCBS 740 AM. Kind of cute, but too cute, if you ask me. They seem to be aiming the car at the young, or the stupid, and the poor (or all of the above) when research shows EV buyers are none of the…"
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CA (San Francisco) - the funtestdrive, starring the all-new smart electric drive at Justin Herman Plaza

May 11, 2013 at 8am to May 12, 2013 at 6pm
Be the first to get behind the wheel of an all-new smart electric drive, and enter for the chance to win one of your own! Visit http://smartcarfundrive.com/ to register for the contest and learn more information about the tour. The funtestdrive will be making a pit stop at the Ferry Building in San Francisco from May 11 to May 12. Each funtestdrive event will feature insider access to unmainstream San Francisco…See More
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Any reports from the Portland funtestdrive of the new electric smart? There are a number of videos on youtube from the Santa Monica event.See More
May 3, 2013
Arvind Kumar commented on spicejax's group smart Electric Owners
"Getting the process started to install a charging station in the garage. First step was to fill out a questionnaire at www.pluginnow.com -- then a guy from Bosch in Michigan called me promptly, and identified a local electrician to come…"
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"We changed our minds after learning that it will cost $3000 to get the custom color we wanted. So will take one of the cars expected in the first shipment. Due date still May 15."
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Arvind Kumar commented on spicejax's group smart Electric Owners
"San Jose shipment delayed from May 3 to May 15. Something to do with battery lease terms ... We didn't like any of the configurations in the first shipment, and have special ordered our preferred configuration for ED3. Expect it to arrive…"
Apr 30, 2013
Arvind Kumar commented on Eric Angeloro - smart USA's blog post The ED3 and Me - Regenerative braking/charging
"Any info on when the 22kw on board charger will be available in the US?"
Apr 30, 2013
Robert Ricewasser replied to Arvind Kumar's discussion How to replace rear view mirror with a larger one?
"I don't think a larger mirror will help due to the seat backs.  Bosche built was manufacturering a mirror for awhile that a lot of taller people liked because the post could be articulated. "
Apr 29, 2013
Kathy or Gary replied to Arvind Kumar's discussion How to replace rear view mirror with a larger one?
"I have seen mirrors like you describe at auto parts stores. They attach to the existing mirror much like clip-on sunglasses attach to your regular glasses."
Apr 29, 2013
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How to replace rear view mirror with a larger one?

I am about to buy my first smart car (ED3). I find the triangular rear view mirror is too small. Can I replace it with a wider mirror? How?
Apr 29, 2013

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I've been a smart owner since
April 1, 2013
I've been a smart reservation holder since
March 2, 2013
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San Jose, California
My favorite things about smart
Pure electric car, high MPGe, stylish design

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At 5:53pm on March 6, 2013, jwight said…

smart repair/reliability question.  Keep in mind the electric fortwo will not have the gas engine to worry about and the way I understand it the transmission is locked in one gear so not a lot of shifting going on.  Many threads on various issues with the gas cars at www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums; for reliability, check out www.truedelta.com.

 
 
 

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