"Tracey, I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have a 2009 Passion Coupe. I totally agree with jwight's comments re: longer warranty, and with Mike T re: looking to the Canadian model for offering special editions. It would be brilliant to…"
"I think that the main problem with taking your cabrio through a car wash is that the detergent isn't good for the fabric. For ten years, I've hand washed my BMW Z3, never putting soap on the fabric top - just cleaning it with clear water,…"
"Update: had the problem again, returned to smart center San Francisco, where they installed a new clutch under warranty. Shifts great now, mine was built 10/08, sold 2/10... so I'm happy, hope your car has been fixed too, by now."
"My other car is a BMW Z3, so I feel as though with the smart, I finally have room to carry things home from Costco. I do tire of the "don't you feel scared on the freeway?" questions, but I tell them that the car makes me a better…"
"I took mine in for the 1 year/10,000 mile service, and reported the same problem. They checked it out, and couldn't find any error code and the car went into reverse properly (for them). I have been having a once a day, usually first thing in…"
Welcome to susai,
I'm glad you're here. Member 10657, but I'll call you Mike, ok?
Let's have a pic on your avatar and some Nice pix of your smartie. and some info in your info box so we can get to know you. What color is your car, details, details. Here's a link to some local groups!
Check out my Friend Billo'sitibiti page
Bought a 2009 Passion Coupe, black on black with comfort package and 6,950 miles, from the original buyer. He had added a power booster which makes shifting much nicer, amps, navigation, bluetooth - even a backup camera... things I didn't expect. Still getting used to it - it's only the second day of ownership. Planning to add foglights and something to hide the indash nav. system. Important, since I won't be able to garage it until I sell my other car, a 1998 Z3. I'll miss that car, but it really isn't what I need these days.