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I've been a smart owner since
October 16, 2008
I've been a smart reservation holder since
February 1, 2007
Frederick Maryland
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potential gas savings and cute factor
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New 2009 transmission update

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 3:27pm 9 Comments

has anyone had their 2008 Smart Car transmission updated to 2009? I just had mine done, drives way smoother. Salesman said gas mpg would probably be better...I keep track of my fuel through, so I know about when my mileage is at a certain point based on the blocks that are lit on my gas gauge, I'm thinking I'm getting some awesome mileage this time around. Was curious if anyone else has experienced this yet.

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At 11:02am on May 5, 2009, Diana & Gary said…
Hi Debra, just wanted to let you know, we had lived in Frederick for about 8 yrs from 1986 - 1994. We loved the area, so much History, we lived in Frederick for 3-4 years and then lived up on Bradock Mtn in the old Toll house right on the highway for the remainder of the time we were there. How do you like your Smart car by now? We are loving ours, it is so much fun to drive. Have a great day!
The Spires of Frederick, (now in Kansas)
At 10:00pm on October 27, 2008, Renee said…
I am surprised that they did not give you a full tank of gas to start with. I thought all new cars came with a full tank.
At 10:05pm on October 9, 2008, Richard E said…
Well Debra,
When ever you get time to climb out of your new smart and read this, I just wanted to say congratulations !!
I'll be getting mine in a week and can hardly wait to have a monthly pymt after not having one since 2003.
Enjoy !
Richard E
At 1:48pm on October 8, 2008, Nancy & Gary said…
Good luck with your new smart. I am sure you will love it. Still waiting in Las Vegas, Nancy
At 12:38pm on October 8, 2008, Kathy and Bob Johnson said…
Hi Debra,
You will absolutely not be sorry you took on a loan once you take off for the first time in your little Smart. My husband and I both have a Smart (one orphan and one demo) and two car loans!!! We might be crazy but we are having fun and enjoying life! You will save on gas, probably your insurance maybe lower and if you have to pay excise tax yearly in your state that will be MUCH lower. So enjoy, have fun and don't worry.

Best for happy traveling,

Kathy Johnson
Dedham, MA
At 11:31am on October 8, 2008, shirley said…
You will really love your car. I am actually eager to get up each morning so that I can drive my 41/2 miles to work. I get honks, thumbs up, people shout out "I love your car", picture taken, and All kinds of interesting things. If the market is tight, this is an inexpensive car to drive.
At 10:42am on October 8, 2008, Carol A. said…
Go for it Debra! I'm excited for you and...just think you're not alone...we on the waiting list have also probably thought about the payments, etc. but...we're going for it. Hopefully we will all have our little Smarts pretty soon. Glad to hear you have Liberty Mutual...that's what we have.
At 10:35am on October 8, 2008, Dr. Stephen Clark said…
Debra, don't fret. I'm a Dr. with no sense at all about money problems. But my wife is a CPA and is probably the smartest person I've ever met about all financial downturns, Her consistent advice is, "Don't panic, and don't worry, and by all means don't cash in any stocks or savings, 'cause we'll see things beginning to smooth out in 3 months, and in a year at the most everything will be back to normal." And OUR Smart is DDEd for 8/09.........grrrrr, SO long. You'll be fine. Just be frugal, and it'll all be O.K. Dr. Stephen
At 11:09am on September 5, 2008, Debra said…
My reservation delivery has now changed to sept. 15 - Dec. 14.....I'm hoping it arrives right after I return from vacation...sept. 21....what a way to end a vacation!

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