January 2010 Blog Posts (24)

Smart magazine

I order the magazine never got it but they charged me for it

Added by Barb Sitzman on January 28, 2010 at 9:01pm — 2 Comments

I am official, I have outsmarted the smart!

OMG I did it!!!!!! THE wretched wrenches went away!!!!!! and I cannot tell you for the life of me how I did it...... door closed check!, going somewhere, check... chicken nuggets in the oven, check... key in ignition, check... turn to pos II, quick but decided double tap on left button next to display, check Ahh quick turn of key (pos I)... push button again and keep it pressed while I turn key to pos II, cheeeeck.... count one mississippi 2 mississippi..... heard the dash make noises, argh, I… Continue

Added by SATO on January 28, 2010 at 3:12pm — 2 Comments

towing the smart behind a motor home

We just downsized and bought a Winnebago Via class A motor home. It is 26 feet long and will tow our Smart Car with no problems. We are looking for a dealer that has installed the base plate (either Blue-Ox or Roadmaster as they both have baseplates for Smart) on a Smart Car before. We are in Tucson , Arizona and it seems no one here has done a base plate on a Smart before. Also what are the steps to take in getting Smart ready to tow? Shift into neutral and disconnect the battery? Is that all?… Continue

Added by Fran Butzberger on January 27, 2010 at 6:17pm — 4 Comments

Tire Wear & Roof Checking (Little Cracks)

Is anyone else having these problems?



Tires - I recently had to replace my front tires at 20,000 miles due to cupping and excess wear on the inside. I had a four wheel alignnment performed ($99.95!?) which showed the front end only slightly out on one side, not nearly enough to have caused the wear. Could this be a design or specification problem?



Roof - The plastic roof panel has developed a "checking" problem all over. These are little cracks throughout the panel that… Continue

Added by Dave S on January 27, 2010 at 2:37pm — 5 Comments

Ok, THIS guy needs sponsorship

Epic journey across the frozen tundra of Northern Canada... in a Smart ForTwo.



This guy has guts. (I SO couldn't do this... I hate cold)



Link Epic Smart Car Journey



Follow his adventure on Twitter: Matt St-Pierre





Spread… Continue

Added by Julie O'Malley on January 26, 2010 at 10:24pm — 4 Comments

A VERY UNIQUE Stereo Installation

Make sure you take a look at this VERY UNIQUE stereo installation Matt Boesch did for me. The custom amplifier enclosure sits in the trunk while the speaker wire, head unit component plugs, remote subwoofer volume control, power cable and ground cable plug into the outside of the enclosure so it can be unplugged and removed for easy access to the engine compartment. All the connections… Continue

Added by Billo on January 23, 2010 at 9:17pm — 8 Comments

2010 calander

Anyone know were to buy a 2010 Smart Car calander ? If no one sales one ,thank I will print one .

Added by Eddie & Yolanda Adams on January 23, 2010 at 8:33pm — 2 Comments

Gas station people telling me the gas door is locked.

I pull into a gas station, tell the man to fill it up, he says "can you unlock the gas door for me"? I reply "it's not locked" then he says "well then it's stuck" I get out to see what the problem is, and it opens with ease. Next fill up same thing happens, "can you unlock your gas door"? "IT DONT LOCK!!" I get out of the car, and again it opens with ease.



Am I the only one who didn't know the gas door is locked as long as the car doors are locked? lol



When I opened my… Continue

Added by Mike on January 23, 2010 at 8:25pm — 15 Comments

smart T-shirt

I have come up with a few ideas for smart related T-shirts. Does anyone know the best way to get them from idea to T-shirt? One uses the smart logo so there may be copyright issues. Thoughts on who best to talk to about use of the logo?

Thanks in advance for your input.
Mark

Added by Itasca Mark on January 23, 2010 at 2:53pm — 4 Comments

The YELLOW with Chrome is coming!!!

Just got home from the Detroit Auto Show - WOW! The Yellow is back!

I heard it is a special edition - so I am heading downstate next week to put my order in! Gotta have it!!!

Added by Connie Bartz on January 22, 2010 at 4:55pm — 1 Comment

Red interior

Smart Madness offers a red "decal" to cover the dash, cup holder, steeringwheel center, and armrest. Has anybody purchased and installed these? If so, how satisfied with the product and the difficulty of instalation. Thanks. Tom

Added by Tom Robertson on January 22, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Smart Stories from Julie's Garage... Top 10 reasons it's great to drive a Smart

(Originally posted May 17, 2009 at www.451s.com



Ok... I've had Maxwell for over a year, and these past months had given me some insight as to why it's better to have a Smart (as opposed to other cars)



My top ten list (in no particular order):



10) Parking... Last week I pulled smoothly into a parallel space a Mini Cooper passed up.



9) Gas mileage...… Continue

Added by Julie O'Malley on January 21, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Livin the Smart life

The more I drive our cabriolet Smart (purchased Oct 09), the more I like it. Our Smart is our only car. We are empty nesters, and the Smart's size is just right for my wife and I. When our son visits, or relatives visit, we rent a sedan for a few days. If we need to haul something, say garden supplies, we rent a pickup truck for the day. But let me tell you, the Smart is plenty big for the two of us, and it drives nicely, and the fuel economy is great. And, with a cabriolet and living in East… Continue

Added by Vol Smart on January 20, 2010 at 6:56pm — 3 Comments

Mileage

I have driven my Smart 2 days--what kind of mileage do you people get with these litle machines.

Added by Tom Robertson on January 20, 2010 at 1:49pm — 8 Comments

GEAR SHIFTER NOT WORKING PROPERLY?

Does or has anybody else have a problem with the gear shifter not shifting till you play with it?
In park, then I shift to drive (but it acts as if it's in nutral) then I go back to park and try it again. 1 or 2 times of doing that and it's works.

If yes and you know what the problem is, please fill me in.

Thanks
Mike

Added by Mike on January 17, 2010 at 11:28pm — 4 Comments

cracked a rim! Extended warrenty is useless since tire is fine...???

Saturday we cracked/bent our rim. (We only have 9400mi on our Smart) My initial thought was... whew we bought the entended tire/rim coverage from the dealer... this should be covered. Well the inspector say's something else. Since there was no damage to our tire, they will not cover the rim??? Huh? So annoyed that the insurance is a rip-off!!! What am I paying for then?

Added by jaybudder on January 16, 2010 at 9:20pm — 11 Comments

Smart Stories from Julie's Garage - January 15, 2010

It happened. My nightmare. My Smart car, Maxwell, was hit.



On my way home from work on Wednesday, January 13th, I was in a line of cars waiting for a red light (I was 5th or 6th in line) when I looked into my rearview mirror and saw a car coming up behind me. I could see the top of the driver's head, which told me he was texting!



I watched in horror and realized he wasn't looking up to check the road. 'Crap,' I thought. 'He's not going to stop.'… Continue

Added by Julie O'Malley on January 15, 2010 at 9:30pm — 10 Comments

Video Testimonials from Smart Owners!

You got it! Now that smart center Bloomington is on Facebook, we just added testimonials from actual smart owners! You can find us on Facebook at "SmartCenter Bloomington" videos are On You Tube and linked to Facebook, Video links can be found on the left hand side of our profile under Links! You can find us on You Tube under "JoeJoeSmartsAlot", or search "smartcenterbloomington"!! I hope you enjoy the videos whether you are a smart owner or not! More videos to come in the future! Thank you!

Added by JoejoeSmartsalot on January 12, 2010 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Smart Center Bloomington on Facebook!!

Its about time! Your Minnesota smart dealer is now on Facebook Social Network! We will be posting customer pictures, blogs about the dealer, running specials, and soon to be posted, smart customer testimonials videos! We are very excited to be apart of the social network now, we would love for you to join us! Come see us soon!

Added by JoejoeSmartsalot on January 11, 2010 at 1:39pm — 3 Comments

I traded my Smart in Yesterday

I traded my 2008 Smart yesterday for a Jeep Patriot. I was just having to many issues with it, plus with the weather in Maine, just was not practical. The dealership was only going to give me $6500 for it, I have never had a car depreciate that much in value. (The Smart was clean in and out)...They finally gave me $8500 for it (I owed $12,300) so the rest was absorbed thru a Jeep Rebate, plus the company I work for has a preferred pricing plan with Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge, so that made the… Continue

Added by Kim on January 9, 2010 at 9:49am — 12 Comments

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