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2012 Smart Cabriolet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Maynard Apr 25. 3 Replies

2017 Smart Cabriolet

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Bob Maynard replied to Bob Maynard's discussion 2017 Smart Cabriolet in the group Still waiting
" Yes, I pre ordered mine over 2 months ago. "
Jun 19
Bob Maynard posted a status
"Tests drive. Mercedes gave me a 2016 loaner while my 2012 was being serviced. What a difference in a much smoother ride."
Jun 6
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2017 Smart Cabriolet

Just received word from Mercedes that my 2017 cabriolet will be shipped from the factory in France on June 16th. I should be the first in Sarasota to own one.The new one will be light grey with red panels and rear view mirrors-the same one in the photo from the auto show.See More
Jun 4
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"Am hoping for delivery of my 2017 Cabrio in 2 or 3 weeks. I'm not sure what is new except that the roof is a bit larger."
May 18
Sherri replied to Bob Maynard's discussion 2017 Smart Cabriolet in the group Still waiting
"Can a pre order be made for a cabrio now? And if not, Why?"
May 8
Bob Maynard replied to Bob Maynard's discussion 2012 Smart Cabriolet
"Thanks so "
Apr 25
Bob Maynard replied to Bob Maynard's discussion 2012 Smart Cabriolet
Apr 25
Kathy & Gary Graves replied to Bob Maynard's discussion 2012 Smart Cabriolet
"Go to the Kelly Blue Book. There you will find help in pricing the cabrio you want to sell."
Apr 24

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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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