Keith got his smart
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'09 Red/Black Cab

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Keith got his smart commented on Digger's group Ohio Smarts
"Just had new front rotors and pads, exhaust system, and both rear axels replaced (axels had rustedand the rings had cracked and were sending faulty data to the ABS, 27,000 miles). Dealer wanted almost $3,000. My nephew, whom I did not reaize now has…"
Jul 25, 2013
Keith got his smart replied to jwight's discussion smarts in Ohio in the group Ohio Smarts
"I live in the Wiloughby-Eastlake area. I only see maybe 1 or 2 other fortwos a week. In fact, I have never even spoken to another owner. Doesn't answer your question but I wonder how many others have a similar story."
Jul 25, 2013
Keith got his smart replied to jwight's discussion What would you like in the next generation fortwo?
"1. Better auto transmission and/or a true manual option (6-speed would be nice) 2. Better suspension. I know the wheel base is small but there has to be a way to do it. 3. Better mileage (like the rest of the world's…"
Dec 22, 2011
Keith got his smart replied to Becky Lane's discussion Milage and gas type
"Impressive, most impressive. I average just under 40. 17,00 miles on a 2009 Cabrio."
Aug 12, 2011
Keith got his smart replied to Ron H.'s discussion Smart car in Chevrolet commercial?
"US auto makers still don't get it."
Feb 2, 2010
Keith got his smart replied to Julie O'Malley's discussion Smart Dealerships closing
"I'm not really surprised that sales are down. After the initial "rush" from folks who had been wating a long time for the smart to come to the US I think a slowdown in sales was inevitable. Add in the economic downturn in general and…"
Feb 2, 2010
Keith got his smart posted a discussion

HD Radio in a smart fortwo

Has anyone had one installed? Is it an add-on module or a complete replacement? Brand, cost, ease of install...
Jan 21, 2010
Keith got his smart replied to Tracy's discussion help! horrible gas mileage
"Kelly, My experience is different. I used manual mode a lot at first and found that I got much better mileage in automatic mode, averaging 39-40 mpg. The computer is smarter than we are. I will got to manual when I am going a steady 35 mph and the…"
Dec 18, 2009

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I've been a smart owner since
December 27, 2008
Location
Timberlake, Ohio
My favorite things about smart
It's unique, it's fun, it's a CONVERTIBLE!
About Me
I had been waiting for one since 2001 when I first saw them in Europe.

My smart Cabrio

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At 2:12am on April 14, 2009, Richard Kelley4 said…
2 points for noticing my Barabbas Easter reference. This whole orphan thing is like "I am Spartacus"
"No, I am Spartacus" I just want the car I ordered.

Here's a thought.. If each dealer has a set amount of monthly Smarts, and folks who made reservations bypassed the salesmen's commissions by ordering on line, wouldn't the dealership rather get more orphans, so that the sales team can make better commissions on finding you an orphan and adding options ? What incentive does the dealership have to fill your order ?
At 10:27am on March 23, 2009, Dave G. said…
Hi Keith---I'm sorry as well that things didn't come together Saturday in Chagrin Falls. Sounds like some people are trying to get something going down at the Mid-Ohio racecourse in Lexington. That would be fun. Hoping to meet you somewhere/sometime. If you hear of anything let me know. Thanks. Dave G.
At 11:12pm on March 12, 2009, Dave G. said…
Hi Keith - - In case you're not a member of OHIO SMARTS---We're trying to get a group together in Chagrin Falls this Saturday the 14th at 3:00pm. Please come if you can. Dave G. 216/883-8224
At 9:37pm on March 12, 2009, Renee said…
Hi Keith

My dates say 4-7-09 to 7-6-09 now. I called the Smart Center and they have
a scheduled delivery date of May 16th. Could be sooner or later they said. Hope it will be sooner.
At 9:25pm on March 12, 2009, Karla Ober said…
Thank you, Keith! I've begun hounding and won't let up
until I've succeeded!
Appreciatively,
Karla
At 8:55pm on March 10, 2009, Dave G. said…
Hi Keith. Just want to let you know that I picked up my red and silver coupe today from smart center bedford. Took about 14 months. I'm feeling both excited and a little anxious. Hope I settle down in a day or two. I hope to meet you and other smarties in the area sometime soon. Take Care. Dave G.
At 11:39am on March 1, 2009, Renee said…
I just checked my DDE again. Now I have no date coming up... Did this happen to you before they called you? My date was saying March - May 2009.
At 4:16pm on February 26, 2009, Renee said…
Thanks Keith-

I have also read that some people have tracked their car from start to finish. A mystery to me. It has been 3 months since I configured so I am hoping to hear something in the next few weeks, but it might be like you said --- I might not get any word till it is at the dealership. I have been waiting 15 months since I reserved, so I guess I can wait a little longer. Hope you are enjoying your car. Did you get the dealer to add any extras??
At 10:39am on February 11, 2009, Dave the Roadapple said…
Hi Keith-
Thanks for saying Hi. I too have seen only a few Smarts since I got mine last May. I have talked to a couple owners on line but haven't met any one yet, hope to when the weather improves. "Milo" and I are out every day,I live out on the southwest side and work out east a forty two mile round trip. Hope to meet you out and about some time this spring. Be safe and happy motoring. Dave
At 11:20am on February 10, 2009, Tall Bill said…
Hi Keith -
At first the dealer said to put a bit of lube in the removable roof rail contact pointed anchors, but that did not seem to work, and now she says smart is looking at that last rib support I mentioned that is not as tight as the others. On the other hand, I understand that convertables are naturally a little more "flexy" and more subject to noises. And the magic mechanism of this top is way cool.
 
 
 

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