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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Maynard May 11, 2015. 2 Replies

Starting problem

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Highline radio and surround sound

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Maynard Dec 4, 2011. 2 Replies


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JOAN SOMERVILLE replied to Bob Maynard's discussion 2016 Smart for Two in the group Newbie Group
"Got my 2016 last month and having a blast!!"
Nov 3, 2015
Bob Maynard replied to Bob Maynard's discussion Warranty
"Thanks so much.  I just called Smart Car USA, and they told me the same thing.  I gave them the phone number of the service rep. at Mercedes, and they should be talking with him right now."
May 11, 2015
George Oller replied to Bob Maynard's discussion Warranty
"I have only known of two warranty lengths in the US.  Two and four years.  The first three or four years was two years,  I know the '08, '09, and '10 were two years.  Your '12 should be four years, check your…"
May 11, 2015
Bob Maynard posted a discussion


Does the 2012 Smart Car have a 4 year warranty?  I was told that when I purchased mine in Nov. 2011,  Now the Mercedes dealer said that the warranty was only good for 3 years,See More
May 11, 2015
Mark Williams replied to Bob Maynard's discussion 2016 Smart for Two in the group Newbie Group
"I guess the four months wait we had for our 2015 smart ED was not so long after all! No idea on the 2016 but hopefully it will be a shorter wait for you."
Apr 9, 2015
Bob Maynard added a discussion to the group Newbie Group

2016 Smart for Two

Does anyone have an idea how long it will take to get a 2016 model after sales start?I had to wait over 9 months for my 2012 after the order was placed.  I was very specific about the e xtras.  As soon as the car was finished building at the factory in France they informed me, and also called again when it had arrived at the port in Tampa.  Fortunately the cars are now sold through Mercedes in Sarasota, where I live, and will not have to go to Tampa tp pick up the new model.I purchased my first…See More
Apr 9, 2015
Bob Maynard joined Ross Karchner's group
Apr 9, 2015
Bob Maynard posted a status
"What is the material of those blue and white seats> I hope they are leather"
Apr 9, 2015

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I've been a smart owner since
January 30, 2009
I've been a smart reservation holder since
March 10, 2008
Sarasota, FL
My favorite things about smart
I love the design and the way it handles.
About Me
I was working in Germany when the first Smart Cars came on the market. I ordered one as soon as I heard they would be available in the US.
My smart's name

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Posted on January 3, 2012 at 11:28pm 3 Comments

Would be great if the Smart Car company would make some videos showing how to operate the new Smart highline radio.  I've had my new one for over a month, and still have trouble operating the system,

2012 Passion Cabriolet

Posted on January 3, 2012 at 11:18pm 5 Comments

After waiting for nearly nine months, I finally got my new metallic blue, Passion Cabriolet  I traded in my 2009.

Am so pleased with the new car.  The transmission seems to be a lot smoother, and I love the ambient lighting, the cruise control, and especially the new radio with GPS and surround sound.  The daytime running lights are another plus.

Would be interesting in hearing any comments about your 2012 model.

Navigation system

Posted on December 3, 2011 at 11:38am 1 Comment

I am having trouble setting up the voice activated navigation system on my 2012 Smart Car.  I followed the manual, but when I give commands orally the system does not work.  Any easy suggestions? Thanks,

surround sound

Posted on November 17, 2011 at 11:23pm 1 Comment

If you are planning to get a new Smart Car, I would highly recommend the surround sound.  It's awesome.  I have never heard a better stereo system.  It's rather expensive, but worth every penny.

glass tinting

Posted on November 17, 2011 at 11:18pm 2 Comments

I just got my 2012 Smart For Two Passion cabriolet, and really like it, but was disappointed that the windows and windshield are not a bit tinted.  The 2009 which I traded in came from the factory with tinted glass.  What should I Pay to have a tinted job?  I live in FL. where it is very necessary.

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At 10:42pm on January 15, 2012, spicejax said…

Bob, You should upload a pic of your smart to your profile pic. That gray head looks boring. lol


At 9:36am on September 25, 2010, Jim VW said…
I usally use one of those lint rollers that have the tape on them. It takes up most of the dirt and dust a vacuum can't get out.
At 9:09am on September 25, 2010, jwight said…

Your owners manual has a section called Vehicle Care; around page 140 or so it goes into all the various cleaning steps.

Interior Special
Light soiling Heavy soiling
Cloth upholstery Use a clean, lintfree
Light soap suds Stain remover (test
on an inconspicuous
place first)
Plastic parts Use a color-fast
Damp, clean cloth,
cockpit spray
Damp, clean cloth,
cockpit spray
Leather upholstery Use a clean, colorfast
Clean cloth with
lukewarm water,
leather care
Leather care
Windows Damp, clean cloth,
microfiber cloth,
glass cleaner
Microfiber cloth,
glass cleaner
At 7:12pm on May 8, 2009, Randy Maynard said…
I love mine too! I was a little surprised when the dealership changed the way my car goes into manual, by simply pulling on one of the paddles. they also didn't tell me they had made the change, sheesh!
All the best, Randy M.

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