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Plastic film falling off body panel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Stout Jun 3. 13 Replies

316 HP ?????

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Robert Stout replied to Robert Stout's discussion Plastic film falling off body panel
"No problem if future Smart cars gave a seven year warranty on their paint...Otherwise the public may wonder if Smart is trying to sell panels so they can make big money after new....LOL...Oh well, the bad paint was apparently limited to earlier…"
Jun 3
jwight replied to Robert Stout's discussion Plastic film falling off body panel
"All true, as is the fact that the original clearcoat on some of those cars was "not ready for prime time."  At this point smart USA has stepped up and replaced some panels (in one case after some letter writing to M-B USA and Dr.…"
Jun 3
Kamaal replied to Robert Stout's discussion Plastic film falling off body panel
"At this point the cars are pushing 7-8 years old, when it originally came with a 2 year/24,000 mile warranty.  Good luck expecting more than a friendly and gentle suggestion that you purchase new panels and replace them if the visual appearance…"
Jun 3
Alfred M. Hartley replied to Robert Stout's discussion Plastic film falling off body panel
"I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY 09.  I LIVE IN ALABAMA.  THE PLASTIC FILM STARTED WITH JUST A BUBBLE.  AS I WASHED IT,  IT BECAME LARGER.  I PEELED IT BACK TO WHERE IT WAS ATTACHED.  PAINTED IT WITH CLEAR FINGER NAIL…"
Jun 2
Adrianne Stone replied to Robert Stout's discussion Plastic film falling off body panel
"Hello Robert, Michael, Everyone... I would encourage everyone who is having this issue to meet us over at our dedicated Facebook Group for Peeling Rally Red Smart Cars (other colors are welcome to join if they have this issue as well but so far…"
Mar 2
Robert Stout replied to mainefortwo's discussion Passion Test Dive
"Smart addressed all the performance issues needing improvement; with better transmission, greater suspension travel, and stronger engine....Sales will increase......"
Nov 3, 2015
Robert Stout replied to jwight's discussion Why no adjustable steering wheel for US 453s?
"That is another way to sell an option............"
Nov 3, 2015
Robert Stout replied to mainefortwo's discussion Smaller Fuel Tank, Seriously?
"Perhaps Smart designed both models around me...I drive so little, I only need to fill up about once every  6 weeks....I suspect much of Europe drives less than Americans....."
Nov 3, 2015
Robert Stout replied to Dariusz's discussion My Smart ForTwo's final data
"That was an outstanding achievement for a Smart...God was apparently smiling upon you......."
Oct 27, 2015
Robert Stout replied to Mark's discussion tRANSMISSION ISSUE
"Both of these are excellent advise and should work...If not , you can consider converting your Smart into a mini greenhouse...A new transmission is more than your 2008 is worth........"
Oct 27, 2015
Robert Stout posted a discussion

The $1,000 fuel pump

The engine light on my 2009 Passion went on, no apparent problem running, and I went to the dealer...Scope said fuel pump which I gladly paid $1,000 to be replaced because my 7 year, 60,000 mile extended warranty paid it in full....Smart needs to take note----Fuel pumps should not go out at less than 17,000 milesFuel pumps should not cost as much as a Rolls Royce to replace on a SmartSmart dealers should not sell crappy commission extended warranty and  should advise customers to buy one…See More
Oct 27, 2015
Robert Stout replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion NYPD's New Ride: smart cars
"It is good that Baltimore PD didn't buy it...The looters would pick it up and run away with it........"
May 1, 2015
Robert Stout replied to Jonathan Gourd's discussion 2013 Electric Drive "Brake Failure" display
"Never buy a Smart ED....It stands for "erectile dysfunction" and has no lasting power, in range...... "
May 1, 2015
Robert Stout replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion C453: Now With Dual-Clutch Transmission
"How much faster , JWright ??? I have a need for speed.... "
May 1, 2015
Robert Stout replied to Robert Stout's discussion Plastic film falling off body panel
"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…"
May 1, 2015
Robert Stout commented on jwight's video
Jul 18, 2014
Robert Stout replied to mainefortwo's discussion Type 453 Video
"90 horse power seems barely adequate for a today's car...I was hoping for at least 110 HP.........."
Jul 18, 2014
Robert Stout replied to jwight's discussion More smart 453 videos
"The ads targeting groovy young people are missing a major market of old geezers who have difficulty getting in and out of cars,parking, and have dumped the kids...Grey Power !!!........"
Jul 18, 2014
michael lackey replied to Robert Stout's discussion Plastic film falling off body panel
"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…"
May 20, 2014
Eric Angeloro - smart USA replied to Robert Stout's discussion Plastic film falling off body panel
"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…"
Apr 14, 2014

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I've been a smart owner since
January 31, 2009
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Phoenix,Az
My favorite things about smart
cheapest 2 seat "sports car"
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At 11:26pm on March 29, 2009, Sally Law said…
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.
Thanks
At 12:46am on February 5, 2009, NOTATOY said…
I like driving my Smart more than my Lexus SC430 sport coupe. There is just something about a Smart..
At 12:24pm on January 23, 2009, John said…
Thanks, Robert. Your comment was hilarious.
At 11:57am on January 3, 2009, Keith got his smart said…
I think you will love the new red, much nicer than that "orange-red" from last year.
 
 
 

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