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"ouch, well i hope she is ok is the smart totaled? it looks like it held up well just a new set of pannels but i am not a mechanic."
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JohnnyM replied to Nick's discussion smart crosstown
"I read somewhere that those smart prototypes were still sitting in a Daimler storage facility collecting dust. I really like the crosstown concept vehicle and wonder if they could produce a bolt on body kit for the fourtwo chassis."
Feb 18, 2010
smart center Englewood replied to Nick's discussion smart crosstown
"That would look very cool on my showroom!"
Feb 11, 2010
Robert Ricewasser replied to Nick's discussion smart crosstown
"If you look at a couple of the photos, you will see one where the windshield is not visible and another with it visible. The windshield doesn't look good on the car as it is too verticle, in my opinion. That is probably why they designed it as…"
Feb 11, 2010
Ryan replied to Nick's discussion smart crosstown
"something seems odd to me about the phrase "Stowaway Windshield". Not really a fan of it's looks though. It's like Smart tried to go Jeep...."
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Robert Ricewasser replied to Nick's discussion smart crosstown
"The "crosstown" was a show car that was shown at the 2005 Frankfurt Auto Show. It utilized a hybrid drive system but was never intended for production. It was also shown at the 2006 Geneva autoshow. smart also explored other forms of…"
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i know that this car will almost certainly never see production but one can dream. am not a convertable man but i do like how this bad boy looks. anyone else like it?See More
Feb 11, 2010

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At 1:02pm on December 17, 2008, Bill said…
We are having a great time with this little guy
At 12:41pm on December 17, 2008, Bill said…
Check your spelling on your 'DRIVING" blog
At 12:42am on October 12, 2008, Brett Harrison said…
hopefully, that is the fix, but I now drift backwards and the car never handled worse when these kinds of things are disabled. It really sucks to not have ABS, ESC, Hill Assist, and all the fancy stuff that smoothed out the ride. Many people say that it could be the reluctor; a pin or so is not correct and may need to be replaced according to Smart Car of America. We shall see on a couple of days and I will get back to you and others on my blog, or post it here like I am doing now :-)
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At 1:52pm on October 11, 2008, Brett Harrison said…
they had to order all of the parts From France, but they repainted the tridion cell. It looks good, but now my ABS light and ESC light are on, which when they go on, disables the electric braking system controls and stuff. Well, back to the shop. Hopefully, not for a too long of a time!
At 2:39am on September 13, 2008, Alan Perry said…
Ah, OK. That is old school manual mode in an automatic gearbox. 1 is 1st gear, 2 is 2nd, etc. Exact behavior varies by gearbox maker. Usually the number is one less than the number of gears in the gearbox.

As far as the upside down car, I am a rally co-driver (now retired from competition) and that was from my wreck at the 2006 Prescott Rally. It was an 80 mph entry and my driver made a mistake (didn't take into account the lack of traction caused by some crests), so we went straight into a ditch and rolled.

At 2:21am on September 13, 2008, Alan Perry said…
what does the 1,2, and 3 after the D do in your car?

Are you talking about my smart? In the US smart, there is just P, R, N, D and next to D is +/-. The shift lever moves forward and back through P, R, N and D. The shift lever moves side-to-side between +/- and D. Functionally, it is just like automatic transmission with a manual gear selection mode (like Tiptronic).

When the shift lever is on D, D is shown on the display under the speedo, no matter what gear the gearbox has selected. When the shift lever is on +/-, the current gear (1-5) is shown on the display. Also, if the gearbox thinks that you should be in a higher gear, it will display an up arrow.
At 3:07am on September 9, 2008, NOTATOY said…
Nick, There is a hill holder function on the Smarts, so at lights you don't drift back for five seconds. As far as acceleration on Seattle hills... first or second gear works okay and if you can get enough speed up, you can go to third. I live at the top of a steep hill and at times can scoot up in second with a running start.
At 1:11am on September 9, 2008, Alan Perry said…
The reservation system opened in mid-March. I saw a story on reservations in June and signed up. I didn't know that it had been open for three months when I signed up.

The Seattle dealership has delivered around 600 cars (I think that is the number ...), so I wasn't quite on the ground floor.
At 1:00am on September 9, 2008, Alan Perry said…
Hey Nick, I waited for the car that I ordered. Remember that this is Seattle, which has a high demand and low dealer count.

My sister found out about the US smart from me last October and got on an orphan list in Jacksonville, FL (I think - that would be the nearest dealer for her) at the beginning of the year and got her car in the spring.
At 5:45pm on September 8, 2008, NOTATOY said…
Sorry I didn't get back sooner. I ordered my Smart June 28th. I got on the orphan list and had a car within two weeks.

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