June 2011 Blog Posts (14)

Transmission leaking at 50K miles?

Just want to log my complaint from my recent 50K service.


I've owned my smartcar since December 2008, ordering it in March of 08 and actually getting an 09 model within 9 months.


I've had the smart dealer in Chandler, AZ service it every 10K miles.


Except for the time I backed into my trash can and broke a rear light, or when I broke the hatch latch by putting a box in and catching it, I've had no issues at all.


Yesterday I took…


Added by Kevin Causey on June 28, 2011 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Twitter tied to smartusainsider.com?

Had a mysterious Twitter box show up on my page this morning?  Anybody know what that's about?  I'm not on Twitter and have no desire to be...

Added by jwight on June 23, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

Whats going

At such a critical time for smart, we don't hear from Jill or Tracey for two weeks ?


Added by Walter Johnson on June 22, 2011 at 7:20pm — 4 Comments


How can I find out if my car has speakers?

Best buy doesn't want to install them, what next?

Added by Jeff Jasper on June 22, 2011 at 5:08pm — 3 Comments

Midwestern Rally, Wis Dells 2011

I just added some of the pics I took at the "Midwestern Rally, Wis Dells 2011" if you would like to suggest a change of picture name (maybe you or your car is in one) that would be welcome.


Have a look and let me know, I have many more to add, so check back later to see if you're here, (perticularly if you were at the…


Added by Hungry on June 19, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments

American Automobile Association just rated the smart car the worst car of the decade


 Noted problems by AAA:

"The worst driving car

It's intimating when you are driving the car and trying to pass a truck

Doesn't get good gas mileage

Transmission is recalcitrant...it doesn't shift right

For the money, you can buy a ford focus or a civic...


People aren't buying them and they're about done."


I don't agree with AAA

I've experienced no problems being intimated when passing a truck

Over the…


Added by Forrest E. Diehl on June 19, 2011 at 9:34am — 9 Comments

smart- rough riders of the 21st century

Reminds me of all the cars I drove on pot-holey roads in

under-developed countries.  I am very light -110 pounds.

Gaining weight might belp, Yah?

Added by dr bough on June 19, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

If you use Fuelly. Here's how to get the stinkin' Badges.

Thanks to Jan in West U for the inspiration.


Want to put a Fuelly Badge like this one:

On your my page or into your comments. discussions, or blog posts (like this one you're now reading). Oh,…


Added by spicejax on June 19, 2011 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

How to insert a Graphic Badge on comments, threads and blog in sUSAi

Thanks to Carlito for the inspiration.

If you want to learn how to get the 'code' I talk about below go here first, then come back here it will make more sense. lol

Over at the smarts on Fuelly group I prompted folks to paste their Fuelly Signature aka Badge, into the comments so everyone could see real time MPG stats and click to go to a members Fuelly page. Well, you know 'Murphy's Law'... Some…


Added by spicejax on June 16, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Smarts at Fuelly, A great Idea

Thanks, to xcapepod for the inspiration.


As I was perusing sUSAi today I ran across this:

As I went on I ran into this:…


Added by spicejax on June 15, 2011 at 3:30am — 5 Comments

What is the age of your car??? Any problems??

Hi everyone!!


It's been quite a while since I have been on this site.  I just past my 2 year mark in April with owning my little car.  I must say, I am still as happy as ever with it.  I am curious tho, how many of you out there have had your little car for at least 2 years, and are YOU still as happy today as you were when you got yours?  Have you had any problems? If so, what are they?  Please let me know. I get a little concerned with the age of my car and how many…


Added by Idpaws on June 14, 2011 at 2:54pm — 12 Comments

Welcome to Our new Leader! Tracey Matura

Let's all post a welcome to Mercedes-Benz USA’s Tracey Matura, incoming General Manager, smart division.


I'll start:


Tracey, thank you for accepting the Leadership for smart in the USA, I look forward to the great things you will do to make the smart fortwo the leading microcar in the USA.  I feel that the smart owners and clubs will be glad to help you in your task. Just ask us. The smart car owners in Jacksonville, FL are…


Added by spicejax on June 10, 2011 at 4:55am — 2 Comments

Couldn't make it to Wisconsin? Live vicariously!

Someday I will make it to the Wisconsin Dells smart rally. Until then those of us that can't go, can live it through the 'camera eye' of Gary Bryers. Gary is from North Carolina and one of the founders of North American Smart Cars I call it NASC (naskik). He has built a custom hood flap for the front of his smart and is videoing his…


Added by spicejax on June 10, 2011 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

My Smart Car (Change)

I own a Smart Car fortwo 2009. I think Smart Cars should have some changes. My change would be to let us ajust our sterring wheel.

Added by Josh Rape on June 2, 2011 at 6:14pm — No Comments

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