February 2012 Blog Posts (14)


I have a full set of black OEM body panels for a Passion Coupe that I wish to sell.

My wife liked the car better in yellow so I changed them back to the original color.  The panels

have had very little use and are in perfect condition and in the original wrappers.

My location is in the Palm Springs area of Southern California.

Cal me at 760-610-1692 or E Mail at greddick1@mac.com

Added by gary reddick on February 29, 2012 at 2:56pm — 1 Comment

smart car Interior Rated in Top 10 Least Toxic

Did you know that the “new car smell” created by the off-gas from various interior parts can cause health concerns?  The Ecology Center released a consumer guide in HealthyStuff.org detailing which cars had the best and worst toxic levels.

The good news: smart’s pure coupe and passion coupe are both part of the Ten Best Picks.…


Added by sUSAi Admin on February 28, 2012 at 10:01am — No Comments

Rinspeed Creates smart fortwo Dock+Go System

Last month, we showed you Rinspeed’s self powered fortwo attachment (http://bit.ly/xPmazU). Now it appears that the Swiss company has further developed this product line. They added a concept storage device for expanding trunk space and a multimedia device for a concert on the go.…


Added by sUSAi Admin on February 26, 2012 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Customize Your smart USA Insider Page

The new sUSAi lets you customize your page with a personal banner. This post will take you through the steps to design a page “wrap” that fits you and your smart’s personality.

1. Go to your page by clicking “My Page” on the main menu.

2. Select the “customize my page” link located under your profile picture.…


Added by sUSAi Admin on February 24, 2012 at 3:47pm — 1 Comment

Peterborough’s smart Taxi Fleet

A few weeks ago, we posted an article about a smart police vehicle in Peterborough, UK.  Now, that same city is considering a taxi fleet of smart cars.  

The proposition is now under review by the city counsel. We’ll be sure to post any news if the city goes forward with its plans.



Added by sUSAi Admin on February 22, 2012 at 4:26pm — 2 Comments

smart Scores on Green Efficiency

We’re happy to announce that the smart fortwo cabriolet and coupe ranked sixth on greenercars.org’s 2012 list of greenest cars. 

For more information, check out their website:…


Added by sUSAi Admin on February 21, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

smart USA Insider Design

It’s been two weeks since we rolled out the new smart USA Insider layout.  We asked you for your thoughts and reactions.  Here’s what you had to say:

We’re always listening. If you have any more recommendations for improvements, post your comments on this feed:…


Added by sUSAi Admin on February 17, 2012 at 10:40am — 2 Comments

car2go Austin

Happy Valentine’s Day. Austin Insiders, if you’re scrambling for last minute date ideas, we have an eco-friendly recommendation. Yesterday, car2go Austin started offering smart electric drive vehicles. Rent one and schedule a romantic drive for you and your significant other. 

For more…


Added by sUSAi Admin on February 14, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Guess How Many Board Games Fit in a Hobbit smart car?

J.R.R. Tolkien fans know that The Hobbit will be in theaters this year.  To build hype for the movie, a Hobbit-themed smart was filled with board games at the Olympia Toy Fair.  The first person to guess the correct number of board games won free screening tickets.

David Burns, CEO of A1 Comics,…


Added by sUSAi Admin on February 13, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments

unbig. ungarage.

smart cars are not the only thing that are going unbig.  In Seattle, living space is getting more scarce.  Their response? Town houses with an “auto-court” parking area. Auto-courts typically consist of two rows of smart car-sized garages. These are perfect for your tridion cell automobiles. …


Added by sUSAi Admin on February 10, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments

Hiriko, the Foldable Car

The Hiriko is the world’s first folding car.  It was designed by MIT students and is currently manufactured by the Spanish Basque company.

The car was unveiled at the EU’s headquarters in Brussels last week by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. It is expected to be on the streets…


Added by sUSAi Admin on February 8, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments

smart car Patrol

smart cars are notorious for parking in small and unique places. Now, they’re also notorious for catching driving violators.

The Peterborough (UK) local police have outfitted a smart with the latest tech: a state of the art camera that identifies parking violations.

The vehicle has already issued 1,453 fines, raising almost $38,000, since it was introduced in October.

In about one month of work, this little smart has paid for itself.  Maybe the Peterborough police should…


Added by sUSAi Admin on February 8, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

Fern Manning’s smart

Fern Manning does not let her age slow her down.  At 98 years young, she refuses to give up her driver’s license and instead opts to drive a yellow smart.

“I like to drive, and I like to be as independent as I can.”

If you see her driving around Salt Lake City, don’t forget to “Yield to the Princess.”



Added by sUSAi Admin on February 2, 2012 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

Icon Parking smart car Deal

New Yorkers know that one of the hassles of owning a car in the city is parking.  At times finding a spot, even for a smart, can be impossible.

Icon parking wants to help alleviate that stress for smart drivers.  For $99 a month, New York City residents can have their car professionally parked at any Icon garage. For more details, check out Icon’s website: http://…


Added by sUSAi Admin on February 1, 2012 at 11:57am — 1 Comment

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