June 2012 Blog Posts (16)

Bought my car on the day of June 18, 2012

So far I love this car. It really is a joy to drive. One thing I want people to understand about these cars. They are comfortable. I have back trouble and numbing of legs when in cars for a more than a half an our. I have not had this happen in this car. I actually feel relaxed at arrival. I drive 1-1.5 hours twice a day for my work.

Added by Brandon S Hosey on June 28, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

car2go in Miami

smart’s partying in the city where the heat is on. smarties on the beach til the break of dawn. car2go is in Miami.

About 250 for-two vehicles will be available in the city starting this summer. For a one-time membership fee of $30, Miami residents can be part of one of the…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on June 25, 2012 at 5:47pm — 2 Comments

smart Basketball

You can customize a smart in several ways: wraps, body kits, rims, etc. One man, took creative expression to a whole new level. Chinese smart car owner, Zhang Yu, added a full-size basketball hoop to his vehicle. It took Zhang approximately 6 weeks and roughly $31,000 to complete his project.  What do you think of this mod?…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on June 22, 2012 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

WeSC Brabus smart

WeSC, a Swedish clothing brand, teamed up with smart to promote their new product line.  Check out these videos of a custom gold Brabus smart driving around in New York City and Las Vegas.

Added by sUSAi Admin on June 21, 2012 at 4:51pm — No Comments

smart Etiquette Guide

A UK driver put together a document of smart etiquette.  It’s a fun guide for new and old drivers all over the world.  Check it out here and don’t forget to smile when you see your fellow smarties: http://www.nwsmarties.co.uk/downloads/ownersguide.pdf

Added by sUSAi Admin on June 20, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Live Chat with smart Tech Expert

Using the chat feature on smart USA Insider, we will be hosting a live Q&A on Thursday, June 28th at 7:00 PM EST featuring our tech engineer, Robert (http://www.smartusainsider.com/profile/RobertWeingart).

Let us know what topics you would like to hear more about in this forum: (…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on June 20, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments

EV drivers save on insurance

While insurance costs vary by location, experts say owners of EVs can expect a lower insurance premium. "When you look at electric vehicle owners, you probably have a pretty careful bunch there," said Jack Nerad, market analyst at Kelley Blue Book. "They're probably pretty mature, and they're not the young twenty-something male who gets into the most fights and has the most car accidents.“

Insurance agencies are rolling out incentives for their greener drivers. For example, Hartford…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on June 14, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Summer tips to cut fuel cost

With gas over $4 a gallon, summer road trips can get expensive. Here’s a few tips from Autoguide and smart to help your MPGs this summer:

1. Don’t go overboard, just bring what you need: It’s easy to go overboard and try to bring everything you think you may need, but try to cut that list down to the essentials. Remember: an extra 100 pounds in a vehicle can reduce gasoline mileage by up to 2 percent.

2. Check tires inflation: If your tires are properly inflated, this can…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on June 12, 2012 at 6:11pm — 2 Comments

Commercial Janitorial’s smart Fleet

Commercial Janitorial is a leading green cleaning company based in Phoenix, AZ. It has earned its Green Seal certification for its commitment to environmentally friendly cleaning practices, and now it has taken another step into a cleaner future: a fleet of smarts.

The company uses their smarts to transport employees to their various jobsites.   Currently, the cars have been deployed in 3 neighborhoods,  and the company intends to extend their fleet to several cities by the end of the…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on June 11, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

June Events

June is a busy month for smarties. Check out the events coming up:

6/13: Summer smart Party, BBQ & smart Car Show! (Westminster, Colorado) (http://www.smartusainsider.com/events/summer-smart-party-bbq-smart-car-show)

6/18: Dixie Rally 2012 (Ft Walton Beach, Florida) (http://…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on June 11, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments

Smart car misery.

I will make this short and sweet. I have a 2008 Smart Passion. I got it for the fuel money savings due to my 40 mile drive to work. This car has cost me more money to keep on the road when it comes to maintinace and break downs, than if i would have got the F150 i was looking at and filled it up with fuel to go to work in. I will never buy another one and cant wait to pay this thing off and trade it in 1 more year. I take very good care of this car and it still breaks down. I have voiced my…

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Added by Shawn Henry on June 7, 2012 at 1:23pm — 4 Comments

Preparing your car for the summer

Hello, Summer! Anxious to soak up some sun? Before you take your smart to the beach, check out these tips to summer-ize your car:

1. Prep your cooling systems by checking the radiator and hoses for leaks or cracks. Be sure all the connections are snug, including the reservoir cap. The reservoir level should be at the marking bar between max & min. If it is low, add coolant.  WARNING: Allow your engine to cool down for at least 30 minutes before attempting to open coolant…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on June 6, 2012 at 5:41pm — No Comments

sUSAi’s Navigation Update and FAQ Page

Hey, Insiders. We made a few updates to the smart USA Insider site. First, we cleaned up the site navigation and page tabs:



1. Blog posts and the scoop can now be found as a drop-down menu under “News”

2. Photos and videos are filed under “Multimedia”

3. List of members, groups, and the chat can be found under “Community”…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on June 5, 2012 at 5:16pm — No Comments

An Open request to The-Powers-That-Be in smart USA

I am faced with a dilemma in that my 2008 passion will pass the 100,000 mile mark this year and my smart extended warranty will expire. I would like to replace my smart this year but I am torn. Do I purchase a 2013 smart, or wait until the launch of the third generation 2014 smart.

 

My request is that smart USA share some details about the next generation smart fortwo. I understand that you do not want to damage sales for the 2013 but I am sure there are many current smart…

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Added by Roy Pitts on June 5, 2012 at 10:41am — 1 Comment

smart Travels the Serengeti

Travel writer Anton Crone and filmmaker Brett Wild are traveling from Cape Town through five African countries to the Serengeti.  This 5,000 mile journey is meant to inspire individuals and organizations to create initiatives that help build Africa's future.

According to Anton, the size of the car also symbolizes how 'small' ideas can make a big difference.

Check out this teaser video of their journey:

Source:…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on June 4, 2012 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Northern Colorado Pet Food ‘s smart car

smarties are some of the most innovative and entrepreneurial drivers on the road.  When Dustin Khaffaji ran out of dog food one Friday night and could not purchase any at the stores, he and his wife decided to create their own business. Northern Colorado Pet Food delivers name brand dog and cat food to customers' homes, either on a one-shot basis or on a recurring schedule in their smart. Beating pet store prices by an average of $3 dollars,, they provide a less expensive and convenient…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on June 1, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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