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To the Arctic Circle and back

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vol Smart Feb 1, 2010. 1 Reply

Smart featured on NBC Nightly News

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GasHog replied to Carol Thompson's discussion Driver's side seat belt needs replacing
"I'm in year 9 of my smart ownership so my Passion is well out of warranty.   I've managed to maintain the smart myself for the entire run.   I take pride in doing things correctly.  I've had a few things fail…"
Jan 3
GasHog replied to bud hurley's discussion odor of burning rubber
"I'm not looking to argue about it, I'm just confirming that after five years I still smell mine and it's not been any issue at over 50k miles of service.  The other cars you have likely don't have 5 speed transaxles and a…"
Jan 24, 2013
GasHog replied to bud hurley's discussion odor of burning rubber
"My experience is that this will not go away, but it is normal.  The servo clutch manual drive system is a clutch, and it you use it heavily or have a stop and go drive it is not unusual to get a clutch smell off the back of the car.  My…"
Jan 23, 2013
GasHog replied to Wanda Shelton's discussion ABS Brakes - Sensor Failure with only 5,500 miles
"The reluctor ring is a $5 ring on the outside of the rear brake drum.    Here's what mine looked like on my '08 Passion after 3 years. They have a definite failure issue with these and what happens is that people (like us)…"
Jan 17, 2013
David Sokolow left a comment for GasHog
"Hi GasHog, I am doing a research project for NYU and I was wondering if you could answer some questions about your smart car and why you like it? Let me know. David Sokolow"
Feb 28, 2010
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Feb 22, 2010
Vol Smart replied to GasHog's discussion To the Arctic Circle and back
"For the life of me I don't understand why Smart does not advertise on U.S. television, and this trip would make a great first spot."
Feb 1, 2010
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I've been a smart owner since
February 25, 2008
I've been a smart reservation holder since
September 15, 2007
Wrentham, MA
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About Me
I have had the Smart Passion for 4 months and I have still not yet passed another Smart while driving it. I've seen only two other Smarts in the Boston Area this entire year! We are a rare group.
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Notta blogger, but willing to try.

Posted on July 25, 2008 at 12:54pm 12 Comments

I'm not a blogger, but I am a dyed in the wool SMART owner and believer.

I'm going into month #5 with my Smart Passion and it has been very rewarding. Incredibly, I have still never passed another Smart on the road. I parked next to two at the dealer, but that doesn't count. My dealer told me that there is at least one other one in my town, but I've yet to see it.

It's the little things that count...

Some things that I have noticed and appreciate and didn't… Continue

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At 4:16pm on February 28, 2010, David Sokolow said…
Hi GasHog,

I am doing a research project for NYU and I was wondering if you could answer some questions about your smart car
and why you like it? Let me know.

David Sokolow
At 6:53pm on April 8, 2009, Natty said…
Hi GasHog!

How are you?

My name is natty and I've been trying to find more participants from the New England area to take my Smart Car owner survey. This is for a marketing strategy plan that I have to do for one of my classes at Fordham University. It'll only take a few minutes and my group and I would really love to hear from you. :)

Just copy and paste this link onto your browser.

Thanks so much!
At 6:09pm on September 15, 2008, Jim Yedor said…
He's back.....................................
At 7:09pm on September 5, 2008, Jim Yedor said…
The damndest thing happened- he actually went to the dealership, apparently at the request of the dealer & Dave Schembri. They answered all of his questions and he closed out the Orphan thread with an apology. I haven't seen a post from him is a while. Weird all around!
At 7:23pm on August 11, 2008, Steven C. said…
Thanks for the recognition of our nephew.
By the way, our roof is hiding from view behind the seats. It seem like it's comfortable back
These cabriolets have a different personality don't they?

Steve C.
At 9:21pm on August 8, 2008, maxtraxduffy said…
At 12:51am on August 7, 2008, Jim Yedor said…
I bought my 29 Tudor in 1966 when I was 15 and didn't know any better! It belonged to the Santa Ana post office and was retired in 1965! Had a couple of bazillion miles on it. I restored it thru high school and then went back through it about 10 years ago. Now it's covered in dust but is 100% underneath and correct to Aug. 29-the month of manufacture. Since I got it in August this makes 42 years! My second car car a 1967 Shelby GT500 which I got in '69 and sold in '72 for $700. Probably kept the wrong car!
At 4:26am on August 2, 2008, Diane Prentice said…
Thanks for your response. After driving a little, I found it to be quite simple..(stupid me) 2nd question...I find that the "arrows" displayed to shift appear somewhat earlier than the engine "sounds" like I should be shifting.(??)I usually shift into 2nd around 10mph, 3rd at 25 and 4th at that about right? Thanks again
At 4:15pm on July 17, 2008, Diane Prentice said…
I just brought mine home today..(yahoo) I feel a little dumb, but I do not know when or how to shift..but i want to use the manual transmission. Would you mind giving me a few tips? Also, I do not need to take my foot off the gas? Many thanks
Diane in Northern Virginia

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