March 2012 Blog Posts (18)

Neil Chambers Shares What He’s Learned from Millennials

Neil Chambers, author, award-winning green designer and founder of Chambers Design, is touring US colleges with his smart car.  Check out this article to see what he’s already learned from students:

Added by sUSAi Admin on March 28, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Win New York Auto Show Tickets

Want to win tickets to see the smart exhibit at the New York Auto Show on April 6-15? The first two people to email us at with the answer to the following question will receive a free pair of show tickets. 

smart Trivia: How many airbags come standard in the new smart 2013 Passion coupe?


Added by sUSAi Admin on March 27, 2012 at 5:39pm — No Comments

catayletic converter

I am looking for a catayletic converter for a 2005 smart. Anyone have any ideas the dealer says they cannot get.



Added by cliff carter on March 27, 2012 at 4:34pm — No Comments


My name is Charlie Strickland from Coconut Creek Fla. I am forming a Smart Car Club that will meet once a month at Smart Center Coconut Creek. I have been a member of Americas Corvette Club in Ft Lauderdale for many years. Now working as Brand MGR at Smart Center Coconut Creek.

Anyone interested in helping get this Club started, please get in touch with me. Here or my cell # (954)309-6933 Meeting place will be at Mercedes-Benz of Coconut Creek.

If any of the many small clubs…


Added by CHARLES STRICKLAND on March 27, 2012 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

2005 replacement key

I just bought a 2005 and would like to get a replacement key. Anyone have ideas where to get one. The dealer says they cannot get it because it is a 2005

Added by cliff carter on March 26, 2012 at 10:43pm — 1 Comment

SMART Car Nationals

The 2013 SMART Car Nationals are in the process of being organized.  The dates are July 10 -14, 2013, in Westminster Colorado (suburb of Denver).

We are going to have the event at the Westin Hotel, where we are arranging rooms and conference facilities.  Whomever is interested, we are going to need more help down the road with organizing, and help with the event itself.  If you are interested please contact us at  If you are interested in being a Caravan…


Added by Russell Glissmann on March 26, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments

New York Auto Show Tickets

We will be giving away general admission tickets to the New York Auto Show next week (as a smart Insider, you’re the first to know). Check out Facebook, Twitter, and smart USA Insider tomorrow (Tuesday, March 27th) for your chance to win free tickets.

Added by sUSAi Admin on March 26, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

JingDong Sells 300 smart Cars in 90 Minutes

On February 10th, Chinese online retailer, JingDong, sold 300 limited edition Pearl Grey smart cars in 89 minutes. 17,200 registered users added the vehicle to their watch list, so less than 2% of the users who intended to purchase the car were able to acquire one.

Have you ever purchased a vehicle online?  If not, would you buy a car on the internet?


Added by sUSAi Admin on March 19, 2012 at 12:39pm — 2 Comments

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

smart is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It's unpricey, unmainstream and undull. No need to wear green today, either. We're one of the greenest cars around. Happy St. Patrick's Day!…


Added by sUSAi Admin on March 17, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments

Happy Pi (3.14) Day

Today is Pi Day. Although Einstein did not discover Pi, it is fitting that this physicist and mathematician was born on March 14th.…


Added by sUSAi Admin on March 14, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments


My wife lost the only key for her 08 . Smart Center says it will cost about $1300.00 plus to re-key it. And I will have to haul it to them, about 350 miles one way ! I bought the car from a salvage dealer, found credit card receipts from store in Toms River,NJ. Can any one in that area find the previous owner? Any help would be appreciated. thanks

Added by frank thomas on March 13, 2012 at 10:52pm — 1 Comment

Marie Lizotte of Eggcettera Catering Drives a smart

Marie Lizotte built a businesses selling home cooked meals in Auburn, ME. She prepares a monthly menu and posts it on her website.  With 24 hour notice and $7 dollars, anyone can pick up one of Marie’s dinners.

The fun part…Marie is a smart driver.  She caters small events and uses her coupe for…


Added by sUSAi Admin on March 13, 2012 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Car2Go Expands to Portland and Washington, DC

The rising cost of gas and insurance has prompted Car2Go to expand to Portland, Oregon and Washington, DC. 200 vehicles will be added to Portland and Washington by March 31st and March 24th respectively.…


Added by sUSAi Admin on March 12, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

refund of Smart Pre-Paid Maintenance Plan

Has anyone had this problem?  I bought my smart Car on March 9th ,2011. It was a 2010 leftover.  I love the car very much. The problem is that I paid for a pre-paid maintenance plan that provides six years/60,00 miles of free oil changes, filters etc. It is not a bad deal except that the dealer I bought the car from is no longer selling or servicing Smart cars.  There are no dealerships anywhere near me & all I want is a refund of the pre-paid maintenance charges of $1,195.00. The former…


Added by Roy Eisner on March 12, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Back to the Future smart

We don't normally condone speeding, unless you're trying to hit 88mph in this smart. If you want to know more about this fun concept design for a Back to the Future smart, you can read the entire article here:…


Added by sUSAi Admin on March 12, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

smart car for Business

In Jonesboro, Arkansas, local business are battling rising gas prices with smart vehicles.  Both Gibson's Pharmacy and Upper Crust Pizza use smart vehicles for their deliveries.  With 38 Highway and 36 City, it can help cut overhead. …


Added by sUSAi Admin on March 5, 2012 at 4:57pm — 1 Comment

Spare tire holder

Hi.  I'm new to  Smart USA Insider. One of the first pics I saw was a number of different Smarts with a spare tire holder that seemed like the one's used on small SUV's. Where are these available? Google searches didn't turn up anything. Help.

Added by Rick on March 3, 2012 at 5:43pm — 1 Comment

Interactive smart Wrap Designer

Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey, UK just received a digital graffiti board that allows users to design and customize their own smart.  The experience center was created by Green Room and sports several digital devices including iPads and LCD screens.  It also has the capability to connect users to the smart UK website as well as several social media feeds.…


Added by sUSAi Admin on March 1, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

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