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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kamaal Mar 11, 2012. 6 Replies


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Kamaal replied to rosalie donadio's discussion gas
"Use premium.  The engine runs better."
Mar 11, 2012
Reed Lewis replied to rosalie donadio's discussion gas
"Every car is different in what octane gas it needs to perform well.  I own a Subaru Tribeca for example, and using anything except for the lowest octane is a waste of money since it is not a high compression engine, and will not benefit from…"
Mar 2, 2012
rosalie donadio replied to rosalie donadio's discussion gas
"Again,  thank you for your supportive reply. You are a "courtly" gentleman, a rarity in "our times"."
Mar 1, 2012
George Oller replied to rosalie donadio's discussion gas
"Car enthusiasts have no gender and should be treated as such.  I have always used premium in my other cars and had good service from them.  In my '09 Brabus coupe, I have always used Shell V-Power with good results.  I really…"
Feb 29, 2012
rosalie donadio replied to rosalie donadio's discussion gas
"Thank you for your prompt reply.  I always have used premium (as it stated in the booklet), but it was as though he were "talking down" to me (as I am female and there are some men who do that).  So I will continue (feeling…"
Feb 29, 2012
George Oller replied to rosalie donadio's discussion gas
"I take all my car advice from the guy working at the gas station for minumum wage......J/K.  Use the premium.  It's only about a buck-fifty more a tank."
Feb 29, 2012
rosalie donadio posted a discussion


I have always used premium since purchase in '08 ... the guy at the gas station says it does not make a difference; I could use the cheaper form of gas. Has anyone done this? I would be interested in knowing ... the car has maintained well; don't want to create a problem.  Thanks, RosalieSee More
Feb 29, 2012

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I've been a smart owner since
October 3, 2008
little egg harbor
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everything (especially parking)
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I have to drive everywhere from where I live ... naturally the gas mileage is great and it is fun to drive and I keep up on the turnpike and parkway. I attend concerts (both classical and jazz), travel to visit friends, writers group, book group and my once a week at Stockton College (I volunteer and just completed my first big project .. redoing filing system for the Holocaust ResourceCenter.
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Posted on August 2, 2009 at 1:17pm 4 Comments

My daugher in law's dad has the same car (he loves it too) and he turned me on to a great storage idea. In Home Depot, the closet storage section, there are baskets ...about 18 " wide and 8" deep . Perfect fit behind each seat.... small items fit and nothing gets "lost" under the seats. I throw my purse (sometimes oversized), books, bags from small shopping, etc. It makes a great difference. Since there is only on other SmartCar(in orange) on the island where I live, people recognize me ....… Continue

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