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I've been a smart owner since
October 1, 2008
I've been a smart reservation holder since
September 3, 2007
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srs indicator lamp

Posted on January 24, 2009 at 11:07pm 4 Comments

I had my srs indicator lamp switch on today. This happened to anyone else? I looked in the book and it said, "there is a malfunction in the supplemental restraint system of the•Air bags•Emergency Tensioning Devices." Anyone else have this turn on? Anything that I can try first?

Winter Blast

Posted on December 20, 2008 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

The car is fine for winter, but (here is comes) If you get hit with a good amount of snow (6+ inches) the car fights you (at least it seemed to for me.) Driving down the highway I could here the snow dragging on the front bumper at times. I made it home fine. I don't have winter tires on it so take my review with a grain of salt.(make that tons of salt ;) ) I was doing around 40 mph on the highway bouncing in the tracks of other vehicles. Traction control work perfectly for me. If you get stuck… Continue

First long drive

Posted on November 17, 2008 at 3:27pm 3 Comments

Well I took my first long drive in my smart. I drove 250 miles approx (one way) (4 - 5 hours) to indianapolis to visit family. Drove and rode nice. Trip back was windy that was "interesting" had the steering wheel turned left up to 30 degrees at times just to continue straight. Not having cruise is a bummer, but you really get use to it. I averaged around 36 mpg for the trip.

Well I hit the 1000 mile mark

Posted on October 23, 2008 at 12:02pm 0 Comments

I hit 1000 miles yesterday. I still love the car. I my gas milage has dropped a little but that is due to michigan weather I believe. As of right now it is 46F outside. Still get good milage though I get around 38-41 @ 70 MPH. Which is pretty good. I have burned all my cd's to mp3 format and the radio 10 sees them and posts the info on the screen perfectly. well that is all I have to say.

550 miles and now car is stuck in park....

Posted on October 12, 2008 at 3:00pm 3 Comments

Car stuck in park. No brake lights. Abs light turns on while engine is running. Wont go outta park even with the engine not running key position 1. Went back to working but I had it towed anyway I dont wanna get stuck anywhere. Anyone have this happen before?

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At 10:53am on October 13, 2008, Art Iworsley said…
Hi Tom,

The same thing happened to me. I think i had about 900 miles on the smart. The dealer fixed the problem. They told me it was a lake of lubrication. My car now has about 3500 trouble free miles on it.

Best of luck, Art :)
At 9:47pm on October 6, 2008, Eddie & Yolanda Adams said…
Sorry you had the windshield chip on the way home,guess we have to just accept that S will happen,glad it did not happen to me, I would have just went ape S . It over, know just forget it and enjoy your car. Life is good, enjoy! Ed
At 9:30pm on September 29, 2008, shirley said…
I knew our DDE were close. I took delivery Sept 22, 3 days later due to IKE.
At 12:15pm on September 9, 2008, Peg said…
dealer said my car should be here first oct but now my DDEhas moved back from 9-11-08 to12-10-08 to9-22-08 12-24-08 even tho dealer said they had all my paper work he still doesnt have my vin# now my date is moving back sure wish smart would keep us better informed dealer said Oct 10 havent heard anything else .Would sure like to know if my car will be here on the 10 of OCT.even if the 2009s are coming in OCT i want my yellow -black " STINGER"
At 4:27pm on September 3, 2008, Nancy & Gary said…
How lucky for you. I hope it will be worth the wait. I hear that it is. Still waiting in Las Vegas, Nancy
At 2:06pm on September 2, 2008, delaney said…
Hang in there, Tom, imagine my extreme disappointment when mine moved from 09/07 to 06/08. Wow. And the closer I got, the more that date moved around. All I can say is, when it gets close, the date will stay the same, and according to my dealership, they're arriving within 30 days after the DDE open door. Hang in there!
At 5:40pm on September 1, 2008, Karen Johnstone said…
I responded to your blog already, but I'm going to hazard a guess that your date will stop running away and stick at around the 9th or 10th of Sept, and that you might get your smart by the end of October. I reserved mine in early August (07)
At 2:18pm on August 29, 2008, Dennis said…
thanks for the information, very helpful.....
At 9:34am on August 19, 2008, delaney said…
Tom, hang in there! Once you get past that beginning date, it won't change again. I checked daily. I was getting frustrated, and the dealer told me for NM they were coming in pretty much exactly one month into the DDE. So hang in there! It's worth it.

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