james g
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smart vs scooter

Started this discussion. Last reply by james g Jul 20, 2011. 3 Replies

i used to have a couple of scooters in the early/mid '80s, a Honda passport C70 and later a Yamaha 180.  the passport got well over 100mpgs (about 120, if memory serves me well) and the 180 got about…Continue

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road trip planners?

Started this discussion. Last reply by steve campbell Feb 23, 2011. 2 Replies

does anyone know of a road trip planner that can split a multi day trip into timed sections, as to where you could find out where you'd be after a given time on a road trip? i have a 30 hour, 2000…Continue

afterglow... installing an LED bulb in the dome light

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Butler Jul 12, 2013. 12 Replies

I just installed and removed an LED bulb from my dome light. it draws very little power, maybe a watt or two, as opposed to 10 watts for the standard incandescent bulb. when the bulb is in the "off…Continue

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I've been a smart owner since
January 21, 2008
I've been a smart reservation holder since
March 17, 2007
Downers Grove
got a new next door neighbor last week, he has a white c300 and his GF has a black smart cab, looks like a DTH center exhaust on hers. we met for the first time a couple days ago, he says "you got the smart!" i said "yeah", then he goes "i got that watch, a skagen" and i say "yeah a titanium"... small planet... at least they're not noisy, yet...

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salty dog, 3 years later...

Posted on January 23, 2011 at 10:44am 0 Comments

last friday, january 21, was my 3 year anniversary of smart ownership. this will be my 4th winter with my little pure black pure. as it is the middle of winter in the midwest, there is snow on the ground and salt on the streets, which makes my little pure a "salty dog". after 3 years and 28,000 miles, it's still a happy lil puppy, eager everyday to get up and go when i have to go somewhere, or even when i don't have to go somewhere.


it's amazing that after 3 years, some…


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At 1:38am on August 1, 2011, spicejax said…

Why not? Stranger things have happened. lol



At 12:59am on July 31, 2011, spicejax said…

I'd think you are a good 'voice' for smart. Showing your videos about mileage. And you have added good content to sUSAi.  I might have to call you Mr. Good Example. lol


Gotta go drink a Foster's in the shade.



At 4:55pm on July 30, 2011, spicejax said…

James, congrats. you are a 'featured member' on the main page. Who'd a thunk it.



At 12:47am on July 23, 2011, spicejax said…
At 6:53am on July 21, 2011, spicejax said…

James, You oughta be in this group.



At 6:02pm on July 11, 2011, Dora Anderson said…
I watched your scan gauge video.  Looks like at around 40mph you are getting the best economy, but the numbers change so often it's hard to tell.  I would have liked to have heard your engine and your shift rate instead of the radio.  That would have been helpful for a lot of us who can't decide how hard to accelerate, like me!  I've heard jam it and get to your speed asap, and I've heard tap the accelerator.  What's your style?
At 6:06pm on July 7, 2011, Dora Anderson said…

I do see you are in IL, but since you replied to our wrench party event, I was hoping you might be in our area currently!

But yeah, these wrench parties, swap meets, service parties, what ever have been SO MUCH FUN!!!  I recommend them for all the clubs!!!


At 2:51am on August 27, 2010, mucsmarti said…
You are right "BB-***" (pic .04_smarti) stands for Boeblingen/Badenwuerttemberg/South-West-Germany close to Stuttgart (Daimler Benz). All pictures, incl. video, are made this year during the gettogether of around 1.400 Smartis from over 16 countries in AUG 2010. This event takes place every year and is always a big success. Have a nice day ;-)
At 9:57am on August 17, 2010, SMART MADNESS - Boris said…
Great to hear James!

Glad everything turned out well.

However the offer still stand when you are ready to take advantage of it. :-)

Take care,
At 6:02pm on August 16, 2010, SMART MADNESS - Boris said…
Thank you for getting back to me with the details and once again our my apologies about all the mess with the shipping labels.

Hope you like the new exhaust.

Once you are ready for your Cruise Control please call in to order instead of placing it online. When you call in let one of our team members know I authorized a $20 discount on the unit due to the delay on the exhaust.

Thank you again for your continued support.


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