"Things are looking good...The dealer and the Smart corporation has agreed to replace my pealing right rear quarter panel for a total cost to me of $151...This deal may have been due to it being a notorious red, 2009, with slightly less than…"
"I contacted Park Place Motorcars where I bought my Smart. They looked at it and decided hood panel behind front license plate and the right front fender and door and the right rear fender are peeling.mthey called and told me the panels were $801.00…"
"I would ask you to call 1-800-smartUSA and speak to customer service. Sadly as jwights points out we see 2008-2010 Rally Red smart with the similar issue and many of the panels are being replaced with assistance from our field teams and Customer…"
"I had the same problem. I took mine to the dealer, they took pictures. I keep in touch with the dealer and after about 2 months, they said the panels would be replaced. They covered all the panels except for the drivers door. …"
"Thanks for the extensive information, Mr Wright....It appears that with 2009 red I have a bitch of a batch problem which will only get worse...So it is a film of clearcoat and not plastic film...My alternatives are:
1. What cheap cosmetic…"
"Have to disagree. Any car wash liquid sold in auto parts stores, or dishwashing liquid for that matter, will not harm the clearcoat on your smart (although the dishwashing liquid will strip off any wax on the car.) I'd recommend…"
"i have a cover for my smart so she does not bake in the heat and i take it to the smart dealership to have them wash it. The saleperson who sold me my smart told me not to take it to a carwash but to bring it here or to any dealership and get it…"
I never waxed my 2009 red passion, but I have gone to infrequent car waxes...I found a clear plastic film falling off my right rear body panel above the wheel...It exposed a very dull red surface underneath...I never knew that the body was covered with a clear plastic film, but I should have suspected that when it didn't need a wax job for 5 years....Was this plastic film applied by the manufacturer or the dealer???1. Can I apply a wax or sealant by hand to brighten the exposed dull red paint,…See More
"JD Powers rated the 2013 Smart AMONG THE BEST in initial quality, scoring the highest level for powertrain,body, interior, features, accessories, design, and fuel economy.....It lacked public appeal, because most folks are blind and…"
"The last time I checked, the fatality rate of occupants of Smarts in the USA was half that of the average American car on American roads...It is a SAFE car....If the worst happens, you can skip the cost of a casket and be buried in your Smart...
That's what my mother in law said when she first saw the car. Looked like it belonged in a circus. So hence the clown outfit when I first took her for a ride. I showed up and took her to church dressed like a circus clown. Loved every minute of it too.