Todd Blackley
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  • Park City, UT
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I've been a smart owner since
January 28, 2009
I've been a smart reservation holder since
August 12, 2007
Park City, UT
My favorite things about smart
Size, Fun, Different
About Me
I live the simple life (it's cheaper and there is less guilt) with my wife (wonderful person) and a too many dogs and cats to fit in a smart. We live at 7,000' in the clean (sometimes cold) air.
My smart's name
Todd Blackley

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It was a cold one this morning..

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 10:30am 0 Comments

It started at -14 outside the house this morning.  13 above inside the garage when I left for work but on my way to work the outside temp got to -20!  Ouch.  Never had any issues with "putt-putt" in the cold or snow.  The temps can only go up from here.


Little glitch today and requests for latch fixes.

Posted on December 31, 2010 at 3:39pm 1 Comment

Just a little glitch today.  It's only 8 degrees outside and fan stopped working.  Glad I had been reading maintaince posts so I got to try the fix for this.  1) checked the fuse (#4) and it was fine so on to 2) checking the electrical plug into the fan.  Pressed on the electrical plugs and that corrected the issue.


I've now got 35K+ miles on it and things are looking good.  


I've posted on another forum about my fix for opening the tailgate when one of the…


New Speakers at last!

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 9:21pm 1 Comment

Ok, I may be late to the party in upgrading my speakers. I bought a pair of Polk Audio speakers last year and have been procrastinating in putting them. I'm been intimidated by taking the mirrors and panels off and then getting the speakers placed in correctly.

Well I did it today. The videos helped quite a bit in getting the mirrors and panels off. Found that you pull the handles off first before pushing the plug center out and pulling the plug out. Also found that when…

Just got my 30K service.

Posted on September 20, 2010 at 10:35pm 1 Comment

From the postings on the web you would think that most smart dealers charge and arm and a leg for service. Being in Utah we have only 1 choice for service and that being a MB dealer in Lindon. About 60 miles away but for me they are worth it. Saturday service (yes!) and very smart prices. The 30K is only $254 and some change. My right side skirt had also popped some fasteners and also needed to be reset with some new ones. They did that for only $11, yes $11. I'm sure there are other dealers… Continue

Only 538 Days to get my smart!

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 9:52pm 2 Comments

No Orphan for me, no way. I waited, waited and waited a whole lot more but my car has arrived. During this time I got a whole lot of thinking in to see if I really wanted, needed this car. OK, I don't need this car (I almost don't need anything, being a Buddhist) , but my 97 CR-V is 11 years old and getting up there in mileage and only gets about 25 mpg.

The reason for this car for me is:

1) Cute.

2) I don't need anything bigger (mostly my wife and I).

3) My wife and I… Continue

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At 11:54am on February 24, 2010, Jack W. Appleyard said…
Todd, sorry I took so long in answering, I also have figured out how to open tailgate
with small flathead screwdriver, works fast and everytime. Also, when I took the Smart in
for the 1,000mi check, inquired about the price of the parts, (two), decided not to
purchase and continue screwdrive opening, (ha). Many thanks for your info. Jack
At 6:07pm on November 9, 2009, Jack W. Appleyard said…
Todd, I have also managed to break both my tailgate latches by haul-
ing a truck tire in the back space, cannot open tailgate now, do I have
to take out the broken latch to get in thru the top to open the latch??
And what do I look for inside to open?? Have a 100 mile trip to dealer
to get it fixed, would like to check oil before I get on the hiway.. Any
help or instructions would be appreciated.. Applejack, Tucson,AZ

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