Just to update everyone (anyone?) who's still out there: I have opted out of all my remaining group memberships, but I am going to keep this account active in the off-chance some big news comes our way.
All in all, the experience of owning the smart was a mixed bag: sometimes a lot of fun, sometimes a surprisingly big bill for such a little car.
I've moved on, but I will never forget Ichigo!
This smart is now for sale. (Is it okay to tell you that here?) Details can be seen at http://click.messages.autotrader.com/?qs=839d06998ddfec497fdd2b522ad6bb2e334c353b2337dae0f96e9b1e06f704def103fd0cba69f721.
This is the smart that was featured in the NY Times on 6.15.08.