Richard Caldwell
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  • Colorado Springs CO
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I've been a smart owner since
January 30, 2009
I've been a smart reservation holder since
June 20, 2008
Colorado Springs
My favorite things about smart
Its just the right car for the times
About Me
22 Year Air Force Vet, Last duty station was Cheyenne Mountain (See photo direct middle 2nd row) I do a lot of Hiking in Colorado. We are a Hockey Family, my son plays, we sponsor AF Hockey cadets. Now working for Northrop Grumman
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People Stare

Posted on February 21, 2009 at 2:02am 11 Comments

As smart owners you see the stares, you feel the stares, they are there constantly. Some stare out of disbelief, some out of curiosity, some to mock, and some are angry (how dare you drive that on the Highway). It’s a way of life for now. I say now because as gas prices start creeping up and eventually top the $5 mark (Obama wants it at least at $5) then people will be staring for other reasons.

What I hear most is; how cute. Like this is not a serious mode of transportation for them, but… Continue

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At 9:34pm on February 12, 2009, Richard Caldwell said…
Have been driving now for 2 weeks, have about 500 miles on it. Fits nicely in our "3rd area" garage. That space was useless, could not get any car in there, now I have my smartie, by scooter, my snowblower, my lawnmower, two bikes and Hockey gear. Still have room to spare. Getting around 42MPG. Think as you drive you get better at the rythm and your mileage goes up.
At 9:02am on September 9, 2008, Richard Caldwell said…
Not a problem, I travel a lot and probably should be checking the site more than I do. There is probably somone who is more deserving that needed more than I do right now. Funny, we put in for a Yellow/black combo. Well enjoying my scooter for now, starting to get cold, but love it anyway.
At 11:51pm on September 8, 2008, Hutch Hutchison said…
SHoot! I didn't hear from you and I told the dealership Saturday to go ahead and refund my money and sell it as an orphan to someone. They gave me three weeks to purchase, but I couldn't seem to drum up any buyers, not that I worked that hard. Hopefully you will get one soon. Sorry Richard, Hutch
At 1:49pm on August 23, 2008, Hutch Hutchison said…
Hi Richard. I live in the springs and have a Smart I bought an "orphan" April 1st. Mine is Red/Black stripe. Anyway, I got the orphan as I am a reservation holder and the one I ordered came in Wednesday 8/21!!! If my daughter doesn't want it, I can buy it and sell to you. It is a yellow/black with heated seats, fog lamps, upgrade stereo, power steering Passion model. Let me know if you have interest. Hutch
At 3:55pm on August 8, 2008, Richard Caldwell said…
Name sounds familiar. Maybe he was at Peterson. I was in Cheyenne Mountain. I have seen maybe 2 Smartcars tooling around down here. We are buing a People Scooter to bridge the gap until we get "the car".
At 4:17pm on August 7, 2008, smartKory said…
I have a friend in the Air Force who worked for years in the Springs (and still lives there). Do you happen to know Jim Painter by any chance? I forget his rank...Colonel, maybe? Anyway, glad to see you with the CO smart owners.
At 12:29pm on August 5, 2008, toes said…
Dear fellow Colorado Smartie,
My name is tobias and I have been a proud smart owner since July 26th 2008. I am trying to organize some get-togethers and drives in our beautiful state in the Denver Metro area and beyond. Please check out our colorado smart owner’s group and join, if you feel so inclined and would like to share the excitement for the smart in a group of likeminded current and future owners.

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