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Dave G. replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion Are You Electricurious?
"I am seriously considering getting a smart electric drive. Two general areas of concern have thus far caused me to hold off in doing so. The first is the range of the car. The second is the fact that I live in the Northeast where it is cold and…"
May 6, 2014
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Glad to see the facelift and other updates for 2013. They just make a great car that much better! See More
May 19, 2012
Stanley Coljeski commented on Dave G.'s blog post Cruise Control
"Thanks for the comeback.  I am Virginia and I will try the dealer."
Jan 17, 2012
jwight commented on Dave G.'s blog post Cruise Control
"You can order the area451 cruise control here: http://www.smartieparts.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=295 Since it retails for $480 (plus shipping), getting one installed at a dealer for $400 is a real deal!"
Jan 17, 2012
Stanley Coljeski commented on Dave G.'s blog post Cruise Control
"Where did you order the Area 451 Cruise Control? Stanley"
Jan 17, 2012
Steve Morgan commented on Dave G.'s blog post Cruise Control
"Dave G. , I just had an aftermarket Cruise Control installed in my 2010 smart passion at the Mercedesdealer in San Antonio Texas, which as you probably already know has taken Smartdistribution back from Penske. They installed the Area 451…"
Sep 21, 2011
SRWills commented on Dave G.'s blog post Cruise Control
"After owning my 2009 Smart Car for a year, I have finally started to use the wheel paddles for shifting.  Now I use them all the time except in parking lots.  Before I used to just press the gas and go.  Using the shifters helped me…"
Mar 10, 2011
jwight commented on Dave G.'s blog post Cruise Control
"It's certainly a good price and the trip computer is a nice bonus; the only downside is having to give up the steering wheel paddles if you get the factory cruise control."
Mar 7, 2011

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Cruise Control

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 9:30am 6 Comments

I'm glad to see that cruise control is finally being offered as a factory installed option on the fortwo. I just wish it had been available when my car was built (it's a 2009). Wondering if aftermarket units are likely to come down in price considering the factory unit is only $280 and includes a trip computer. I drove a 2011 with the cruise and it works great.

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At 11:30am on March 20, 2009, Keith got his smart said…
Sorry we missed each other on Saturday, although I did see you drive by. I was parked across the street from the town hall showing off my smart to a couple of passers by. Never did see Tami. We'll have to try it again. Take care.
At 10:15pm on March 15, 2009, Dave the Roadapple said…
Hi Dave, As of this moment my wife and I plan to be at the Cruise on April 4th. I have a small list of folks I need to be sure to talk to. I hope to see you there. Dave
At 1:26pm on March 13, 2009, Keith got his smart said…
Thanks, Dave, I'll try to make it. I'll call you this evening.
At 5:36pm on March 12, 2009, Keith got his smart said…
Congratulations! May your smart be everything you hoped for.
At 1:23am on March 11, 2009, Tami said…
CONGRATS!!! Yes, we do need to get together - I did a quick trip to St. Louis again last week and my smart handled like a CHARM!!! Found another smart (Virgina plate) that played 'birddog' and we ran 80/85 for about 3 hours - it was phenomenal - total rush. Let me know when/where for a gathering... I'll be there!
~Tami 216-650-3037 or tamij1201@yahoo.com
At 1:20pm on February 9, 2009, Keith got his smart said…
I have the exact same smart and I love it. I also had the same DDE and took delivery from smart center Bedford on 12/27/08 so if you don't already have yours it should be coming very soon. You will love it!
At 1:19pm on February 7, 2009, Dave the Roadapple said…
Hi Dave, I Hope your car has arrived by now ,I'm sure you'll love it. I too live in the Cleveland area. (west sider).I purchased an orphan from the Bedford Smart Center back in May. My lease was up on my 04 Scion XB and my DDE was not till Nov. I ordered a loaded White and Silver passion coupe in Aug. 07 and I couldn't wait any longer. It arrived on time ok but the trade in offer they made me wasn't except able. "Milo" is yellow and black and I love him. We may have talked at the Smart b-day get together, I was there with my son.Theirs talk of spring rally here in Ohio,I hope it happens,I voted for the Amish country trip. beautiful area and much closer to home. Hope to see you this spring some where! My plate says "Minute" if you see me say Hi! Roadapple ( my name is Dave also)
At 7:48pm on December 24, 2008, Michele said…
Merry Christmas!
At 6:30pm on November 12, 2008, Carlito said…
Hey Dave,
Not much new here. I did get my 3DE back this past Sunday - April / June '09. I am also waiting on a Rally Red / Black Passion down here in Louisiana. I am expecting the date will change again, as long as I have it, I remain calm and wait my turn. Can't stand it when it disappears...
Good luck and be careful out there,
Pops & Car-lito (eventually)
At 4:48pm on November 10, 2008, Tami said…
Hi Dave,

Welcome and yes, I keep hoping to hear about the 'events' BEFORE they are over.... I've yet to attend one - but LOVE my smart. My plate is TEEHEEE - if you see me - say hey! Look forward to meeting you! I'll keep my eyes open for a new red one on the road... really have only seen another yellow, a blue and one silver so far in the area. I am on the east side (near Chagrin and 271....

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