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LTLE CAR has arrived!

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I've been a smart owner since
August 15, 2009
I've been a smart reservation holder since
July 14, 2008
Western suburbs of Chicago
My favorite things about smart
The awwww factor and the "green" emphasis
My smart's name
little car


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Finally got my car

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 8:47am 8 Comments

My car arrived on Saturday, Aug. 15, and I am really enjoying it. There are a few things that I noticed with my car that other owners have written about. I've put 225 miles on it in two days. It was very windy on the drive home and the car was blown around a bit. Combine a new car, a new way of driving, high driving speed (65mph), and wind --- my arms were tired from the fight two hours later! I filled the tank yesterday and calculated 36 mpg. I'm sure that will improve after I learn how to… Continue

Is there a way to attach a rack on the back to carry a cooler of food for long trips?

Posted on August 6, 2009 at 12:07am 6 Comments

I do not have a smart car yet, but I know that there are some attachment holes on the back of the car for a bike carrier. Has anyone figured out a way to put a small rack on the back that would hold a cooler of food. I will be traveling around the midwest with the car, and with luggage, spouse, cat, and litterbox, the backend is sure to be full.

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At 5:03pm on February 21, 2010, David Grimes said…
I just wanted to say thanks for posting the great pics of the hitch/cargo carrier. I am planning a trip this summer and was looking for an idea that pretty much matches up to your setup. Since the photos were posted over a year ago, I am curious on how it's holding up? Thanks again!
At 6:59pm on August 3, 2009, clicker said…
Welcome to the group!Hope to see you Sunday at the group meet at the California Pizza Kitchen at the Oak Brook mall.

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