March 2010 Blog Posts (23)

Red, my Smart is going in for it's 2 year check-up. Couldn't be more satisfied.If I had $10 for everyone who has driven my Smart or for whom I have taken for a "test drive", ....Well you get the pict…

Red, my Smart is going in for it's 2 year check-up. Couldn't be more satisfied.
If I had $10 for everyone who has driven my Smart or for whom I have taken for a "test drive", ....Well you get the picture and I didn't even get a hat.
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Added by Michael J. Fenton on March 31, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

Reviewing insurance options

I just did some comparison shopping for insurance coverage, and I found a wide range of premiums among the various companies. I found that State Farm offered the lowest premium for my smart--actually the lowest by far!



When I first purchased my smart, in March, 2008, there was only one company offering coverage in my area: Liberty-Mutual. when my premium went up a bit after the first year, I called them to find out why. They told me it was the… Continue

Added by George Bastuba on March 30, 2010 at 10:26am — 2 Comments

Smart Maintenance Schedule

does anyone know where i might find a maintenance schedule for the smart. the local dealership just read it over the phone to me but it was quite lengthy so i was hoping it was written down somewhere. thanks

Added by Tim Devinney on March 29, 2010 at 12:02pm — 2 Comments

HAPPY DAY

I GOT MY SMART TODAY AFTER 10 MONTHS OF TEST DRIVES AND COLOR CHANGES LOVE IT ALREADY

Added by BRUCE RALSTON on March 25, 2010 at 6:15pm — 2 Comments

smart idea for a comercial from a smart 13 year old

My 13 year old daughter came up with a brilliant idea for a smart car comercial, and she would like to share it with the world. How can she pitch it to smart car? Its really good.

Very sincerely,

crystal and christina antoniades

Added by crystal antoniades on March 24, 2010 at 8:33pm — No Comments

cost for replacing tires

how much should I expect to pay for tire replacement for my 2008 fortwo? anyone had to replace yet? also, is Smart the only game in town to purchase tires or do other tire stores are stocking them by now?

Added by craig hoy on March 24, 2010 at 10:59am — 4 Comments

April 10th meet

Look under the main Events to see an upcoming meet in Massachusetts on April 10th.

Added by Jim D. on March 23, 2010 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Gerber in Roswell is Amazing

Got my Smart back that had a windshield incident (see blog post below). Windscreen is Smart OEM, new seal (old one could be reused but I opted for new) and the stratched Tridion and front panels have been repaired perfectly. I mean they nailed the color. Its as if they shipped the panels to Smartville, had Smart GmbH paint it and then sent it back. Amazing job.



If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area and have any vehicle that needs post-accident and/or windscreen repair, do not… Continue

Added by Brian DeWitt on March 22, 2010 at 6:53pm — No Comments

A great way to show the Mercedes smart connection

I received this link on my SCOA RSS feed. It's about the first car Benz built and the new drivable replicas. Wouldn't it be great to show the 'progress' from the first two seater from 1886 to the fortwo now? I think it would be a home run.

 

From here 1886

To here…

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Added by spicejax on March 22, 2010 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

What do you want susai to be?

I thought I'd do a constructive blog about what all us members want from susai and what features you like about the site. After the shock up the 'glitch' on the weekend, I am proud of the quick repair that happened. I also hope the the relationship with the members and smartUSA can be of a more of a ongoing two way dialogue.



So let's start here. let's all show smartUSA what we like about susai and how we can recommend folks to make susai 'home base'.



What I… Continue

Added by spicejax on March 21, 2010 at 4:28pm — 4 Comments

Roof Problem

My Smart Cabrio is having roof problems. It looks like 2 pins came out of the drivers side of the fabric roof system. I have the extended warrant and we have an appointment tomorrow in Jax, Fl. I hope they can fix it fast- It's been raining here and I am tired of driving other peoples cars while My Smart is safe in the garage.

Added by Mary Ann on March 21, 2010 at 10:49am — No Comments

No more Groups, Photos, but it got fixed quick! Faith Restored!

It's official. The people at smartUSA and the 'Adminstration' of susai have absolutely no clue as to what a social website is for and no concept of the value of member content, true human communication with members (11,063 of them) and why we joined this site. Every time they say were going to improve the site they remove or break features or needlessly fix things that are not broken. The value of this site for me is almost zero. WE HAVE ALL SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS TO CREATE AND ADD CONTENT TO… Continue

Added by spicejax on March 19, 2010 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

>> smart owners: send us your pictures!

Parking. Customization. Special Outings. Owner Events.





One of the most exciting aspects of the smart fortwo is its uniqueness. As an owner, you experience this firsthand, so who better to share the smart story than you? Show us what you can do with your car that you can’t

do with any other make and model. What makes driving a smart fortwo so unique? …



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Added by smart USA insider Admin on March 19, 2010 at 3:57pm — 13 Comments

Could this be a low Cost promotion for smart cars too?





Let's see, every two weeks I buy 8 gallons of gas, currently at three dollars... 8galx26x$1.5 = $305.00
I guess they could put a cap on that gas tank.
That might sell a few…
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Added by Zippin Pippin on March 19, 2010 at 11:44am — No Comments

Can it climb a hill?

I'd had LittleTow for more than a year, scooting up, down and around the Ozarks. I loved the little Smart car that didn't seem to know the difference between a hilly road and a flat one. In the back of my mind, though, I wondered how those three cylinders would handle a truly steep hill or a real mountain road.


Last September I attended an RV rally in Colorado Springs and, when I looked up, I saw the hill meant to test my little Smartie. They called it Pike's…
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Added by Dody West on March 17, 2010 at 6:06pm — 9 Comments

Smart Transmission

Has anyone encountered a problem with the trans. @ low speeds (5 to 15 mph) i.e. it seem's to get confused where it should be, 1st or 2nd. Seem's that when it shifts up to 2nd and decides it needs to be back in 1st and trys to downshift it gets locked up in 2nd. Will shift up but never again into 1st. I flat tow my Smart with my RV and have a battery cut off switch installed and the only way I can get 1st gear back is to turn off the battery and re-boot the computer. I'm just worried that there… Continue

Added by Chuck Comer on March 13, 2010 at 8:44pm — 13 Comments

Electric power stirring

Is there any possibility of adding a power stirring motor to a Passion coupe as an aftermarket. All the time I read it has to be purchased as a factory installed untit only. Is it that difficult to install it? Have any of you friends installed one already. Pls let me know your experience first hand. TKS!!!

Added by Ramon Reyes on March 11, 2010 at 7:26pm — 8 Comments

Arizona Loyalty Offer for 2008 smart Owners!

Until March 31st, smart center Chandler is offering a special loyalty incentive to all 2008 smart owners who purchase a new 2009! This offer is good on all new 2009's models in stock and is in addition to all the other offers from smartUSA. There has never been a better opportunity to take advantage of plus a little something extra to thank you for being wonderful ambassadors to the brand here in Arizona! Please call us at 480-421-4340 for more information.

Added by smart center Chandler on March 11, 2010 at 2:15pm — 4 Comments

New motor mounts?

Anyone buy and install those new stiffer motor mounts in their car yet? Any feedback or thoughts? I worry that the lack of movement in the strut will transfer vibration from the engine into the cabin, or put stress on the axels that might cause premature wear. Motor mounts are suppose to flex. I understand the theory. Porsche is working on a fluid motor mount that is regulated by throttle and power demand to do the same thing. I wish it weren't so expensive either. $130 is a bit much.

Added by Toi Benz on March 10, 2010 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

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