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Front License Plate Holder

I recently moved from PA to NJ, and in NJ, and we are required to have two license plates (front & back).When I called the dealer in Edison, NJ and asked what they could do about putting a plate on the front, they told me they would have to drill holes in the panel. No way!!If that's the only solution, I would just have my husband do it, but I figured there might be something else out there.I found a front-plate bracket at SCP-Parts.com. (It looks like their website might be under…See More
Mar 19, 2010

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Mistaken Identity

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:00am 3 Comments

Ok, so if you've ever owned a nondescript tan sedan, chances are you've walked up to the wrong car in the parking lot, thinking it's yours. So last night, when we walked out into the grocery store parking lot, and walked up to the wrong blue & silver Smart, I was HYSTERICAL!! Talk about something I NEVER thought would happen!

What made it even funnier, was that we had passed the same Smart 15 minutes before, and even stopped to exchange pleasantries with the driver. He headed off in… Continue

Champ Little Car!!

Posted on February 24, 2009 at 4:04pm 1 Comment

So we FINALLY went on our honeymoon, and had to leave the SMART car behind, although since we were going on a cruise out of FL, and then driving back to NJ, there were lots of jokes about checking the SMART through on the plane, driving it around the Lido deck, etc.

I was very pleased that after two weeks of sitting out in the cold, my little car started right up! I was very careful before we left to turn off all of the 'auto' settings (headlights, wipers, etc.).

We saw only two… Continue

Check Engine Light - AGAIN

Posted on February 4, 2009 at 9:54am 3 Comments

So, as if my husband backing into my Smart this weekend wasn't bad enough (minor cosmetic damage, and he felt HORRIBLE about it), my pesky check engine light is on again.

Granted, I can always get an immediate appointment, and the Smart Service Center in Edison is wonderful (the perks of being associated with MB), but, it is almost an hour drive each way, and I have to take time off from work to go.

This is the third trip in as many months - the first time was to have the check engine… Continue

Oh no, Oh no - it's off for service I go...

Posted on December 17, 2008 at 3:21pm 1 Comment

Much to my dismay, the check engine light came on last night when I got in my SMART after work. The ONLY good news is that I have been trying to get my floor mats, so I guess I will pick them up while I am there. I am somewhat hopeful, since most of the posts for the check engine light (in the NUTS & BOLTS forum) are very similar to my experience - 1000 to 1500 miles on the car, take it to the dealer, 10-minute fix. Please, oh please, let it be that simple.

I am also happy to discover… Continue

A Tall Guy, A Mini-Cooper and Toasted Buns

Posted on December 10, 2008 at 3:00pm 4 Comments

We have a guy here at work that tops out at 6’3” (he also happens to be remarkably fit – he has a beard, and we call him ‘Young Abe Lincoln’…but I digress). He’s been driving his mother-in-law’s Mini-Cooper while his pickup is in the shop. On my first day back after the wedding, I offered him a test-drive of my SMART. While it did require some amateur origami to get him into the car, he was pretty comfortable once he was in. His only complaint was that while the seat moves backwards and… Continue

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