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Automatic "Sticks" and won't change gears

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bonnie Jan 18, 2010. 12 Replies


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There will be a huge party for SMARTies, and their cars, at Mercedes Benz of Westminster Colorado on November 9, 2011, at 6:30 PM.  MB is hosting this party to show SMART owners an example of a great SMART dealership.  There will be food served from Brother's Barbecue, discussions from SMART technicians and a representative of the Mercedes Benz club of America (SMART cars are the only cars without a MB badge allowed in the club!).  There will be door prizes and lots of SMART bling to be had.…See More
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Bonnie commented on toes's group COlorado SMart OwnerS
"Had a good time today.  Let's do it again soon."
Jun 11, 2011
Bonnie commented on toes's group COlorado SMart OwnerS
"We will be at the drive Sat., starting at MB Westminster.  Look forward to seeing everyone. Bonnie & Geyza Alpine"
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Bonnie commented on toes's group COlorado SMart OwnerS
"Sorry we can't be there on the 28th. We'll be out of town for the week. Bonnie and Geyza Alpine"
Mar 27, 2010
Bonnie replied to Bonnie's discussion Automatic "Sticks" and won't change gears
"Thanks, Evans. What you describe is exactly what happens to me. I am accelerating slower also and trying to let the car warm up for several minutes when it's cold. Bonnie"
Jan 18, 2010
Bonnie replied to Bonnie's discussion Automatic "Sticks" and won't change gears
Jan 18, 2010
jwight replied to Bonnie's discussion Automatic "Sticks" and won't change gears
"Evans, what you've described is not normal operation in "D." You can floor the pedal in D and the car should take off like a scalded cat and shift right up through the gears with no hesitation. Shifting into manual from D just…"
Jan 18, 2010

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I've owned Mercedes for 40 years. They make an excellent car so I wasn't "afraid" of the smart's small size. Everyone thinks I bought it for the gas mileage but I've loved its looks since seeing it in Europe years ago.
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At 8:58pm on July 28, 2009, Kayla Kutter said…
Hi Bonnie. I cannot make it to this drive either but hopefully I will with the next one.
At 1:38pm on July 4, 2009, toes said…
Thank you Bonnie. I have been up on Mount Evans once before and experienced the cold and wind and the drivers on the wrong side of the road. Google Maps lists the drive from the smart center to the base of Mt Evans Byway at 1hr and 8 mins, if you add 30 minutes it is still well under 2 hours which is why I alloted two hours one way. (Google tends to be conservative on their time estimates in my experience). Finding a good picnic stop will be the challenging part, as a fallback we could stop for food in Idaho Springs, if it is cold and rainy. I am looking forward to meeting you ... we now have 5 cars signed up. It will be a lot of fun and I will call you when we get to "buffalo herd overlook" (I am estimating about sometime between 10am and 10:30am for ETA).
At 8:57pm on July 3, 2009, toes said…
Hello Bonnie, I was planning on heading up I-70 to Idaho Springs and then all the way up the mountain. We could definitely meet you at the Lake. I could call you on the way (or my wife, actually, as I don't use my phone while driving :-)). Of course: If the weather turns bad we might not drive up to the top. Is there a nice picnic area at the lake? Looking forward to meeting you, tobias
At 9:16am on May 2, 2009, Bonnie said…
My husband and I are looking forward to meeting the group and participating in events. Anyone who ownes a smart must be a fun person!

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