April 2009 Blog Posts (57)

Cross Country Ski Season Ended Friday, April 24th And We Started Nordic Walking That Night

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The 2008-2009 ski season was the best ever and our SMART Car did great getting us to and from the trail head! Snow tires were probably a good idea and the esp® (electronic stability) is an awesome feature that keeps the SMART Car going in the right direction. We started xc skiing on Nov. 17th and had skiable snow in Leelanau County until April 24th.



Last Friday my son and I skied Friday after school and it was 70 degrees. When my… Continue

Added by NordicWalkingUSA on April 30, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

An Artifact from the Future?





The first thousand miles has gone very smoothly in my smart. It's still a lot of fun to drive and I've had no problems to report.



Everywhere I go the smart gets a lot of attention. I met my daughter at Firestone yesterday to get a tire on her car replaced. All of the guys from the shop came out to see the smart. They even asked to see the engine. One of them knew it was made by Mercedes and had a safety cage "like NASCAR." They all seemed to like it but said it… Continue

Added by Bob Hodgen on April 30, 2009 at 9:57am — 7 Comments

Stage 1 - Bike Rack Concept

Set up my tandem and triathlon bikes on the bike rack. Next step is to fabricate the brackets.



WHEN DANGER CALLS, HELP IS ONE SUPER AWAY!
Mr. Incredible

Added by Mark Carlson on April 30, 2009 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

2500 miles and goin

Well its been 10 months now, and I STILL Love my car!
Im so comfortable driving it that I dont realize that people still stare and Im oblivious to it..I went thru over 100 brochures that I handed out.
When folks say "oh, but its so small"..I say..So how did you like riding in the MG or Miata??
The stereo bumps!
Mileage could be a tad better, but filling up once a month is a definite plus..
Especially at 2.39 a gallon!
Get SMART people :-)

Added by Jenifer on April 29, 2009 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

First Long trip - 1,551 miles

We just got back from the first LONG trip in our little smart , 1,551 miles, and used 38 1/2 gallons of gas.



Started out from northern Lousiana, crossed the mighty Mississippi river and traveled on the "Blues" Highway 61, through Mississippi, until we got to Memphis, TN. First encounter with heavy traffic the smart did great we had the GPS and the way was mapped out for us to travel the interstates. Trip continuted on to the Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky, a beautiful area, with… Continue

Added by Pelican on April 28, 2009 at 8:18pm — 2 Comments

Where's Mr. Incredible?

Here is the picture from smart center Bloomfield first anniversary.

Can you find Mr. Incredible in the picture?

Added by Mark Carlson on April 27, 2009 at 10:36pm — 5 Comments

Finally got it!!

After a year of waiting.... i finally got my Smart.... and a Brabus to boot. And no, not an orphan... the one i actually ordered. SOOOOO much fun to drive, and everyone at Smart Center Devon thought it was nice.... as well as the pinstriping, which you can see in my pictures in the photo's section. Didn't even get it home, stopped at a gas station, and already had someone saying "nice car".



Only sad thing is i have to take a trip back to the dealer tomorrow. Don't know how nobody… Continue

Added by Ryan on April 27, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

5 ways to know your husband MAY LOVE his SMART more than you.....

NUMBER 5; he refers to the car as 'she'

NUMBER 4; he is up past midnite washing and waxing 'her'

NUMBER 3; he gets that 'sexy' look when you call the car by 'her' name

NUMBER 2; he refers to the car and you as 'his girls'

and

NUMBER 1; he gets you up for a SMART drive at the crack of dawn because he hasn't been able to sleep all night in excitement for the drive, and makes you leave an hour early, when it only takes 10 minutes to get where you are meeting… Continue

Added by Connie and Tim Fellows on April 26, 2009 at 11:37pm — No Comments

learn quick

JUST A QUICK LESSON FOR ANYONE THAT THINKS THEY SHOULDN'T SLOW DOWN FOR SPEED BUMPS;

definitely, if you own a SMART slow down for speed bumps, especially when your loving wife is sitting beside you as a passenger and has no idea you are about to hit it.

reason being, she will yell at you, cuss you and wanna hit you after you do it, and your excitement of owning a SMART will not be enough for her to cut you some slack!

Added by Connie and Tim Fellows on April 26, 2009 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

seat back control

Hi I own a 2008 Smart Car. I thank the seat back control knobs were put on the wrong side ,they are on inside of the seat,should be on the outside . The way I see at this ,you could just switch the seats ,right to left ,that way the knobs would then be on the outside ,not on the inside. You would also have to change the seat belts around ,but looks easy . Any advise on this ? Thanks Ed



Thanks for all the advice. Guess my idea will not work. Not a big thing,guess I will just have to… Continue

Added by Eddie & Yolanda Adams on April 26, 2009 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

"Un-stretch Limo"

GREAT way to depart a wedding!! My daughter and new husband depart their wedding.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooVmXQz3KCg


seadave

Added by seadave on April 26, 2009 at 7:22pm — 2 Comments

Take Your Daughter To Work Day

last thursday (april 23) was take your daughter to work day. my momma took me to her work. here are the pictures from that day.



here we are going into the parking deck. momma doesn't need the key card. she can drive around the gate and me and drive under the gate.

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then we drove over to mommas parking spot. i got to park next to her.

smartette: "so this… Continue

Added by smartette on April 25, 2009 at 9:57am — No Comments

I got into an accident today with my Smart Car!

I was leaving work today and this lady decided to take a left hand turn and cross traffic to go into my work, right in front of me and I hit her. I was doing about 15mph. I am not hurt and I have to say the Smart did very good in this accident. I feel so safe in that car. I am so mad, I am going to be probably a month without my Smart Car. This wasn't my fault because she cut me off taking a left hand turn but I still have to wait for the insurance company to still decide. I can't wait to get… Continue

Added by Michele on April 24, 2009 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

ridin' in style this summer!

smart center Pittsburgh has cabrios in stock just in time for summer! Come check them out!

Added by Monica Fiorenzo on April 23, 2009 at 4:24pm — 2 Comments

Warranty Items

For anyone who's button's come off the key fob, don't expect it to be covered by warranty. You'll need to plop down $160.00 to replace the "defective" part. I called some other dealers from other brands who all said that is something that "would" be covered if I owned one of their products. Also, if you ever spill liquid on the on the leather seats, be sure to wipe it off immediately. The leather in these cars can not handle it. As a result it hardens and develops a rough surface. This is… Continue

Added by Dryfly on April 23, 2009 at 11:15am — 8 Comments

Is this my 15 minutes of fame? I hope not!

The smart car, smart center Bloomfield and I made it into Metromode online magazine. In the April 23, 2009 edition, the "Features" section is an article titled, "Smart Cars in Metro Detroit: Still Smart?"



Well my answer is YES and fun too.



Here is the link to to article: http://www.metromodemedia.com/features/smartcarsdetroit0113.aspx



I'll be at smart center Bloomfield on Thursday… Continue

Added by Mark Carlson on April 23, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Not a happy day for me 042109



I got this picture from Mrs. Incredible today. She was in Detroit and saw this "little car" out in back of a house. It made me cry. It could be one of my relatives. It looks so much like me... but my A-pillars are black. I wonder if it is going to that motor pool in the sky?



I did get some good news from my momma today. Thursday is "Take Your Daughter To Work Day" and momma is taking me to her work. I am soooo excited to go. She said… Continue

Added by smartette on April 21, 2009 at 11:39pm — 1 Comment

E-Brake Cover from american smart solutions.

I got this nice handbrake cover from
www.americansmartsolutions.com

It adds a very nice and finished look to handbrake.
I wiil try to upload pics in photos..

Added by Smart is It! on April 21, 2009 at 10:39am — 2 Comments

smart

smart in the U.S. What is the price ah

Added by 黃傑 on April 21, 2009 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Seat for the Passion Cabriolet

Could someone share information on seats? I don't like my seats and would like something different. Also, what are your thoughts regarding the add-on cruise control?

Added by Louise Barnes on April 20, 2009 at 4:11pm — 4 Comments

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