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I've been a smart owner since
July 16, 2006
Charlotte, NC
My favorite things about smart
That it's smart for the environment and cute too!!
About Me
I'm a very laid back person who loves listening to music or NPR. I love outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, driving my smart car. And, I love to travel.
My smart's name
Red Baron

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Love of driving

Posted on July 31, 2008 at 5:03pm 5 Comments

Well it's week two of driving the Red Baron. I'm having a blast driving this little red car. And, who wouldn't. It makes me smile every time I get in. Just thought I'd share. Hope everyone loves driving their Smart as much as I love driving mine!!!

First Small Car Moment

Posted on July 26, 2008 at 10:03am 11 Comments

I've had the Red Baron less than a week.

My Husband and I went to Home Depot this morning to pick up a few items for a bathroom remodeling project. As we are wheeling through the depot we pick up a shop vac, 2 three ton jacks, 3 gallons of paint, tile cleaner and sealer and lightbulbs. As we're wheeling out of check out I look at my husband and say...

Oh S---. We just bought a shop vac, 2 three ton jacks, 3 gallons of paint,… Continue

2 days and counting

Posted on July 18, 2008 at 11:41pm 2 Comments

I received an e-mail on Wednesday of this week than an orphaned Smart was available with a few upgrades. So, I bought it but...

I don't have it yet. Mercedes was adding a few upgrades, which included custom paint. Apparently the painting is not quite finished and I have to wait until Monday to pick it up. Uuuugh!!! I was hoping to drive away with the "Red Baron" tomorrow (Sat, July 19th). I guess I can wait a few more days but I really don't want to. I'm really just complaining. But… Continue

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At 1:10am on February 21, 2009, LeLapinBlanc said…
ah! baron rouge! Je suis revenu!
Faire Attention! :P
At 6:28pm on October 4, 2008, Wayne said…
Hi Pam! Wow! Now I'm experiencing what you are. Premium is getting harder to find around Hickory now. Many stations are out of premium and mid-grade/plus, and several I drove by today were completely out of all grades except diesel. I finally took a chance and drove up to the Granite Falls area to a station I've stopped at before, and luckily, they still had premium. I'm picking up 1 or 2 gas cans at WalMart on Monday and won't get caught short again. This is ridiculous. Hope you have a good weekend. :-)
At 3:24pm on October 3, 2008, I'm Bill.. my smart is Annie said…
hi Pam. As of today 10-3-2008 my DDE changed to APR-JUNE 2009.. I still have not configured but the date sure has gotten closer. The original DDE was OCT-DEC 2009.. I've gained 6 months.
At 10:01am on October 3, 2008, I'm Bill.. my smart is Annie said…
Hi Pam. nice that you can at least get the mid-grade and octane booster. Maybe things will get back to normal soon. I sent you another message about my original resrvation date and original estimated time of arrival (oct-dec 2009). I"m not sure what you were refering to as a 'book' date?????
At 11:29pm on October 1, 2008, Wayne said…
Hi Pam! Any relief yet on the gas shortages in your area?
At 3:34pm on September 29, 2008, cruisekingmel said…
If yoou wrote about gas, here is what I found out. The dealership delivers their cars witha full tank of REGULAR gas. I have tried using both regular and premium and find that while I only get about 2-3 miles a gallon less mileage with regular it isn't worth the difference. At 2 miles per gallon I am driving about 16 miles less (2 x 8 gallons). That is about 1/2 gallon. If premium costs about 20 cents more per gallon I have saved about 80 cents. Rather run the good stuff and be about even.
At 3:26pm on September 29, 2008, cruisekingmel said…
o.k. Same question everyone is asking I'm sure. Where did you get the cool hood ornament?? Car really looks great. It seems that a LOT of dealerships are "adding" a lot of extras to the orphans to jack the price up. Things like new paint, painting the skirts, special wheels, etc. Hope this isn't intentional for all dealerships.
At 7:15pm on September 27, 2008, I'm Bill.. my smart is Annie said…
i was at a family reunion today and mentioned you saying Charlotte had no premium gas. The man I was talking to said he heard that in Nashville Tenn, they were out of gas .. all gas.. It does sound crazy.. I bet the prices go up again..
At 9:41am on September 27, 2008, I'm Bill.. my smart is Annie said…
Hi Pam.. that's not a problem. It was nice hearing from you. How's the little Red Baron Doing? I really enjoy your pictures of Red, especially after the home depot trip. As big as Charlotte is it's hard to believe there's no premium. I live in a very very small town (16 miles east of Louisville) and every gas station (aprox 10) have all 3 grades of gas. I normally run premium in my Honda Shadow. It gets over 60 mpg and the premium is suppose to keep the valves from getting gummed up. (at least thats the advertisement on TV).. lol
At 12:31am on September 16, 2008, I'm Bill.. my smart is Annie said…
Thats one of the best looking smarts I've seen. I can't hardly wait to get mine. Glad to hear you love it.

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