March 2009 Blog Posts (53)

Car 2 Go (sharing smarts in Austin, Texas)

I just heard about this program, the first in the U.S. and the second one in existance (Ulm Germany was the 1st). I got these pictures while at RRsmart today. Sounds like a pretty cool program.





According to earth2tech.com



Daimler will have car-sharing program in Austin, Texas. Daimler will roll out its “mobility concept,” car2go, in Austin this fall following the expansion of a pilot program in Ulm Germany.



Austin will have 200 Smart Fortwo cars… Continue

Added by Rmichael on March 31, 2009 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Finally

My Brabus is in Florida awaiting processing.. FINALLY...

Added by Smacker on March 31, 2009 at 9:52pm — 3 Comments

trying to find a print quality black out line of the Smart Car

I need to find a print guality black out line,of the car to send to a printer. I am trying to have some cards printed. All of the printers say they need a print quality photo for the art work. I have been told all down loads off the internet will not work. Don't know anything about printing ,just want to give my printer what he needs to print my cards.Do not wan't to use a color photo as the cost for color is just too high.

On the main page of this web site ,I see many outline type… Continue

Added by Eddie & Yolanda Adams on March 30, 2009 at 3:32pm — 7 Comments

Smart Mods, Rear Power Scource + Boot Release + Boot LED Lights

I tackled 3 mods this afternoon and they took the better part of the whole afternoon.



1. 12V power outlet in boot area

2. LED lights to provide light in the boot area

3. Boot release button on button bank.



This info is intended as a supplement to the detailed instructions that are readily available at Evolutions. I will place photos at the end of this post so you can see what I saw.



The first two were ever straight forward utilizing the instruction… Continue

Added by Michael on March 29, 2009 at 7:19pm — No Comments

1st Anniversary/Jax Smart Party 03282009

I want to say that I had a wonderful time visiting with other Smart owners and seeing the personal changes we have made to our cars. You have given me some GREAT ideas.... I don't think I will ever get tired of MY Car!!!Check out the Pics I have post of the Party. I hope others will post their Pics too.

See ya'll next month!!!

Mary… Continue

Added by Mary Ann on March 29, 2009 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Sonic Saturday in Central Texas

That's right Central Texas smart Club had our first SONIC SATURDAY Meet-n-Greet!


SONIC SATURDAY is where we pick a different SONIC location around the central Texas area, or even a few of them. Then between 2 - 4pm, if you live in that area, and want to show up and chat with ANY smarties that show, you can. We'll keep you posted on locations.
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Added by Rmichael on March 28, 2009 at 9:38pm — 1 Comment

Nav Systems????

Anybody have a nav system installed. Did you get the dealer to do it? Did you do it yourself. Which model is the best one? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Toi Benz on March 27, 2009 at 6:42pm — 4 Comments

London Smart Cars

Hello all! My husband and I just returned from a 5 night stay in London, England. We saw so many Smart cars there. On the way to Heathrow Airport this morning from our hotel located just behind Buckingham Palace, I counted 14 Smart cars on the road!!!! So glad they've made it to the States. Also saw a car even smaller than a Smart. It's called a (and I'm not making this up) Gee Whiz -- it's electric and narrower than a Smart. Must be awful crowded when two people are riding!!

Added by Becky on March 26, 2009 at 8:10pm — 2 Comments

Florida Smart Sunset

Added by Bob Hodgen on March 26, 2009 at 8:05pm — 7 Comments

Thin-slicing, windows on the world, and driving smart

I am coming up on the two month anniversary of driving my smart car. Should celebrate the occasion, like a junior high school romance.



What seems strange to my Friends That Drive BIG Cars (FTDBC) is that, I have to say, that this is one of the best cars I have ever owned. Come on, are you kidding? Nope.



Most of us have (or have owned) other cars. It's funny reading the forums. We have them and we feel a little guilty insuring, but not driving them. Know what I… Continue

Added by Corey Trench on March 26, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Mistaken Identity

Ok, so if you've ever owned a nondescript tan sedan, chances are you've walked up to the wrong car in the parking lot, thinking it's yours. So last night, when we walked out into the grocery store parking lot, and walked up to the wrong blue & silver Smart, I was HYSTERICAL!! Talk about something I NEVER thought would happen!

What made it even funnier, was that we had passed the same Smart 15 minutes before, and even stopped to exchange pleasantries with the driver. He headed off in… Continue

Added by Leslie on March 26, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Update on May 2 Smart Cars at Old Town

Smart Cars at Old Town- May 2, 2009

Old Town Entertainment Complex, Kissimmee, Florida

Update & Further Details

Our Big Smart Car Cruise in to Old Town is coming up in just 5 weeks. There have been a few changes and some updates and the following is the event plan and schedule: If you have not already registered for the event please e-mail kwagar@tampabay.rr.com to sign up.



Event schedule & Details:

12:00 Noon to 12:50 PM: We will stage behind the… Continue

Added by Ken Wagar on March 25, 2009 at 10:50am — No Comments

decorations ... not the kind you thought

My smart got "re-decorated" by a Lady in a (brand-new, no less) BMW 3-series last night on the way home, so the best I am hoping for now, is that it can and will be fixed soon.



It dented the driver side tridion pretty good. At least I am fine and here to b*tch about it ... When the sign says "no-double-turn" how would you interpret that? ... am I bitter? ... you bet.



I would like anybody's suggestions though on what to look out for when it comes to repairs of the smart and… Continue

Added by toes on March 24, 2009 at 3:30pm — 12 Comments

Lil' Smartie's trip home

I picked up Lil' Smartie on Saturday March 21. I drove her home from Indianapolis, Indiana on interstate 65. Didn't have any problem at all being out there with the big guys (semi's). Didn't have any problems going the 70 speed limit. I am having so much fun with it!! I'm still learning where all the buttons are on it.
I also would like to know if anyone knows if cruise control can be added. That is the one drawback I have so far. Really miss it on the interstate.

Added by Eleanor Rutan on March 23, 2009 at 9:24am — 2 Comments

cruise contol

does anyone know if cruise control can be installed either by the dealer or aftermarket????

Added by jim duffle on March 23, 2009 at 9:09am — 4 Comments

Smart 2.0 Check up

What is it with the switch out of transmisions , specifically . Are there any drawbacks? I am happy with my transmission as is .Smart 2.0 Check up ,is this mandatory or will it affect warranty ? I need specific information ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added by Simon on March 22, 2009 at 8:38pm — 7 Comments

World's Worst Driver

One of the reasons I bought a Smart car was because I was always backing up into something in my wife's Avalanche. Today, I proved that it wasn't the Avalanche that was at fault.



I was so proud of myself for pulling headfirst into a parallel parking space, without having to back into it.

When we got out, I checked front and back, and was pleased to see that I had TONS of room front and back. I was parked right in front of this crowded sidewalk cafe, and I looked up to meet the… Continue

Added by Monty on March 22, 2009 at 5:36pm — 5 Comments

OTW Excitement

I've just been told that my smart car is OTW (On The Water)- hence it is in transit to Baltimore. As, I live very close to Baltimore (<30 miles), I should be driving my smart car soon. Yahoo.

Added by Dawn on March 21, 2009 at 1:21pm — 9 Comments

What does your Smart Car Club do?

Our car club here in Arizona has nearly 150 members however we are lucky to get 10-15 to any event.

Other than runs to or through various scenic spots within short drives or getting together for lunch or coffee, what does your local car club do?

I've never been a member of a car club before so it's hard to figure out what to do. Any advice on jumpstarting the club and/or activities or just car club insights are always welcome!!!

Added by Sarah on March 21, 2009 at 12:19am — 4 Comments

Seat back adjusters

I was trying to retrieve some letters that had fallen behind the seats of my SMART when it accured to me that the release levers that control the seat backs are located between the seats. It is terribly awkward to move the levers standing on the outside. It would be so much better if the levers were on the outside of the seats. I am looking to see if they could be reversed. Had the SMART for a week. So far so good.

Lonnie

Added by Lonnie Buchanon on March 20, 2009 at 11:40pm — 2 Comments

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