You really know what you're talking about!
I copy-pasted everything in case Smart decides they don't want to support this kind of conversation.
So, here's my rant, entitled STUPID LITTLE SMART CAR
K, my Smart car is NOT SMART.…"
"So, are they saying that they will not replace the clutch?
I guess they don't call intermittent failure "failure".
I've been in dangerous situations because the clutch decided not to go into reverse. I've been stuck…"
"Thanks Forest & Kathleen for your support and practical ideas.
I'll do this:
1) Give the dealer one more opportunity, telling him my next step.
2) Check out the link and Yelp ideas you gave me, Kathleen
3) Call the 1 800 number.
"I have an early 2008 with this Reverse problem. When I told the dealer about it, they told me they could only fix it if I paid since the car was over the amount of miles in the warranty. (It was still less than two years old at the time.)