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Forrest E. Diehl replied to izzysmart's discussion Give us a shout
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Apr 25, 2012
David Christensen commented on Forrest E. Diehl's blog post American Automobile Association just rated the smart car the worst car of the decade
"The problem you run into with those who are flagerantly against the smart car are usualy men with real ego issues. I run into alot of them in OK seems they have been compleatly sold on the idea that you arnt a man unless you drive a realy big truck.…"
Oct 23, 2011
Forrest E. Diehl posted a discussion

TV Advertisement: Smart -v-Fiat 500 -v- Mini Cooper

Which one is more appealing?Which one will attract more buyers?Which one gives the consumer the most information?See More
Sep 28, 2011
Forrest E. Diehl replied to JonTheDull's discussion So much smart hate in user comments
"People seem to hate what they don’t understand. When smart was taking reservations over the internet in 2007, the website had several 30 - 60 second info ads. In one ad, the tridion safety cell was explained using actors in a city that was…"
Jul 13, 2011
spicejax commented on Forrest E. Diehl's blog post American Automobile Association just rated the smart car the worst car of the decade
"I watched the Video/soundbite. Typical non news filler. The 'Anchorwoman' has to put her 2 cents in and you know she's clueless about the smart. Another video says the F150 is the best 'car' of the decade. shheesshh! Heck…"
Jun 20, 2011
Carlito commented on Forrest E. Diehl's blog post American Automobile Association just rated the smart car the worst car of the decade
"On top of the fact their roadside assistance is more expensive than others, this poor substitute of an automotive writer gives me another good reason for not renewing my membership... This is the second writing I have seen (the other from a supposed…"
Jun 19, 2011
Forrest E. Diehl commented on Forrest E. Diehl's blog post American Automobile Association just rated the smart car the worst car of the decade
Jun 19, 2011
Robert Ricewasser commented on Forrest E. Diehl's blog post American Automobile Association just rated the smart car the worst car of the decade
"Why did AAA in So. Cal. lease 20 smart ED's for use by their insurance adjusters?  Again, it looks like an inexperienced journalist taking a brief drive and writing a quick article to meet their deadline.  I always explain to people…"
Jun 19, 2011

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I've been a smart owner since
May 29, 2008
I've been a smart reservation holder since
April 14, 2007
Location
Mentor-on-the Lake, Ohio
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American Automobile Association just rated the smart car the worst car of the decade

Posted on June 19, 2011 at 9:34am 9 Comments

 

 Noted problems by AAA:

"The worst driving car

It's intimating when you are driving the car and trying to pass a truck

Doesn't get good gas mileage

Transmission is recalcitrant...it doesn't shift right

For the money, you can buy a ford focus or a civic...

 

People aren't buying them and they're about done."

 

I don't agree with AAA

I've experienced no problems being intimated when passing a truck

Over the…

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Has this ever happened to you...the parking lot police...

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 4:01pm 0 Comments

My first non-altercation in my smart car.

It was early afternoon when I drove to the local supermarket. As I surveyed the parking lot, I noticed that a big SUV had parked in my tiny half-spot parking spot, over lapping into the next parking spot near the entrance to the store. When I mean half-spot parking spot, I mean: there is one parking spot that has a large cement block with a light pole taking up half of the spot. This big SUV had pulled into half of this half-spot and a quarter of… Continue

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At 9:34pm on December 5, 2009, Daniel said…
Hey, Forest click the chat button up on the menu bar, right side
At 5:00pm on February 2, 2009, Dave Mayall said…
Hi Forrest
How do you like your Smart?
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Dave Mayall President
Smart Car of Mass
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