"This is a commonly discussed issue w the early 451's. I have the same problem w my 2009, especially when it's cold. If you haven't already, read the postings on this subject on the SCOA site. From what I've determined, two things…"
"Ryan- you are SO correct. We have three 451's and we live in Alaska and our closest dealer is 1500 miles away! We drove our first Smart from Denver to Portland, OR via Tucson, AZ and then had it shipped up. Our second Smart was purchased in KY,…"
"What year/model car do you have? If it's a 451 w an ICE have you ever lubed the transmission motor as many suggest? Before I lubed my transmission motor I had to teach-in my 2009 451 a couple times but I've never had it quit running while…"
"Jessica- Robert is very correct about the wheels bending and collapsing. I t-boned a Camry that didn't stop at a side street. The left front wheel on our 2008 Passion didn't break, but it was severely bent in and thankfully absorbed some…"
"Ramona- The tire sizes you need are on a silver sticker in the drivers side door jamb. Since only two manufacturers make tires for our cars, the speed ratings for the size tires that are available will be suited for your car. I have bought both the…"
"Mark- I just shortened the stem of the rearview mirror as described on the evilution website. The mirror now mounts higher and though it's not perfect, it's a big improvement! It only cost around $15 for a 1 year subscription to the site…"
"Mark- I'm 6 ft tall and also have difficulty seeing around the mirror. If I remember correctly, some years back someone posted a mirror modification in the Smart Car if America site. Lot you haven't already, you should check it out."