July 2010 Blog Posts (21)

Space City Smarts July Event - St. Arnold's Brewery

So the event turn out to be a small one for a whole host of reasons but still it was fun. We met up at the brewery around 11:00am but for me it was more like 11:30 due to the I-10 road construction. 3 smarties showed up and unbeknownst to us, a fourth and new member who was attending for the first time. Sorry about that, but we got your note and we will contact you by email.

St. Arnold's opens at 11:00 but the tours begin at 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm. Many people brought lunch,…


Added by Tommy Wong on July 28, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Activity in San Diego County

Hi, Us retired folks would love to get together with members if there is ever an event in the county of San Diego. Just send the info to diamondlover525@cox.net. Thanks. Carol

Added by Carol Bradford on July 27, 2010 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Little and broken, but still good....

If any of you have ever seen Disney's "Lilo & Stitch" you may recognize the title of my post.

The same phrase applied to my wife's 2009 Passion when my son was learning to drive back in April.

I bought my 2008 and the wife loved it so we bought her a 2009 a year later. She was teaching my son to drive her car and lets just say there should have been more country drives before driving in the city....

Bam, right into…

Added by robin850 on July 24, 2010 at 8:58am — No Comments


Is there anyone out there that might have an idea as to how long these little car's will last. Has anyone changed their brakes yet ? Or what about tires ? At what mileage was the work done ?

Added by Wally Gullang on July 23, 2010 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments


two new tires for the front------------229.00


the fact that a "profesional" service department does'nt tell you you need an alignment after replacing two trashed rims------------------------------priceless

benzel bush leauge at ther best

buyer beware

Added by tommyk on July 16, 2010 at 10:07pm — 4 Comments

Owner's manual says not to exceed 50 kmh when towing

You guys all driving 35 mph or are you just ignoring that?

Added by Olivia Dartmouth on July 15, 2010 at 9:57pm — No Comments


hey if anyone neeeds an allignment go to hackensack auto spring, on river street you can get an alignment for 59 bucks a lot cheaper then benzil bush league. and if you trash your rims, they will , and check this out, they will recomend an allignement. sound a litllle professional? i think so

Added by tommyk on July 15, 2010 at 9:41pm — 1 Comment

how to get someone to return your calls

well if you can't get anyone to return you call from your dealer, just put a note about it on this web page. benzel bush league from englewood nj i could not get the gm mike hill to return any of my calls. till i mentioned it on this blog. now all of a sudden he want to take care of all my problems. well frankly i don't trust them at all. read my blog on july 1st and the other ones i put on here.. and read the comments. if your looking to spend money on a smart car. and i do love the car, think… Continue

Added by tommyk on July 14, 2010 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

Just changed my front rims/tires to match the rear, what a difference in the ride!

We installed the same rim/tire on the front as are currently on the rear and what a difference in the ride! Better control on the highway against those annoying cross winds, no more bone jarring experiences! The car rides much smoother! The only item we noticed is a slight reduction in zip in the first gear, say 10% or so, but what a difference! It was well worth it!

Milwaukee Smart car technition Eric had mentioned the difference and that other owners had made the…

Added by Jim and Kathy Wicker on July 14, 2010 at 5:25pm — 1 Comment

Electric Drive

Hello everyone!

I've "acquired" an Electric Drive smart fortwo for display purposes only! It cannot be driven, but it sure looks sharp sitting in our showroom. Come on out and take a look!

I've had the opportunity to drive the Electric Drive and let me tell you.....it's awesome!!! Talk about torque!

With all the positive press so far, we're very excited to roll this out in the near future.

If you have any interest in leasing one of the first… Continue

Added by smart center Bloomfield on July 14, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

another great story of smart service

before i start please read my blog posted on june 30th of 2010. ok so here we go, this winter i was driving on the harlem river drive and i drove into the biggest baddest pothole on earth. it trashed the two rims on the passenger side of the car. not to worry i have the rim warranty. so i brought the car into benzel bush league for service long story short they replaced the rims............however no one recommended that i have an alignment nor did thy do one. they just replaced the rims. well… Continue

Added by tommyk on July 12, 2010 at 3:44pm — 4 Comments

Worst Experience @ dealership ever!! First Time Too!

Yesterday i went to the Smart Center in Fort Worth, TX. They opened at 8:30 and i got there at 9:30. The doors were open and there were people inside the Mercedes (SP) part of the dealership, but NO ONE in the whole Smart Building. There were about ten to twelve cars around the building. We looked at a few waiting for someone to come help us...but...no one came. After a little bit i walked in the building and it was deserted. I've only seen smart…


Added by Kevin on July 11, 2010 at 12:47am — 10 Comments

How long will it last

Looking for people with an 08 or early 09 car's. I am wondering how long do they last ? So any high milage folks out there, please reply. I have over 26,000 miles and so far no problems. Does anyone have over 50,000 or 75,000 on their car and if so what kind of problems did you have. Brakes, when do we change them ? Tune-ups ? Anything wi be helpful

Added by Wally Gullang on July 9, 2010 at 9:33am — No Comments

and i am so happy to say

if your buying a smart car in the tri state ny. nj' con. then make sure you read my blog on junew 30 th before you make your purchase june 30 th sorry for the spelling, but read this and then you make the choice

tom kennedy

Added by tommyk on July 7, 2010 at 10:17pm — No Comments

wrapped smart car!

This is a smart passion coupe we had wrapped!

Added by smart center merriam on July 5, 2010 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Photos of the Orange smart nationals car!

Here is our 2010 smart passion coupe that was painted Orange for the smart nationals!

Added by smart center merriam on July 5, 2010 at 7:32pm — 1 Comment

Nicolas Hayek, considered father of the Smart Fortwo, dies at 82

Nicolas Hayek, R.I.P.


I for one appreciate his vision that helped lead to where we are today with the type 451.

Added by mainefortwo on July 2, 2010 at 1:33pm — No Comments

buyer beware

make sure before you buy your smart and again i love the car but make sure you read my blog posted on june 30th 2010...... in the tristate you can buy at clark nj or manhatten ny or benzel bush league in nj. buyer beware read my post and the comments that followed

Added by tommyk on July 1, 2010 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Brabus leather seats

I have had 4 smarts and 3 of them have had what i call loose leather on the seats/bottom - one of them was replaced thru dealer - any idea on how to tighten it up without replacing seat. thanks

Added by stu gomer on July 1, 2010 at 10:15am — 1 Comment

Brabus MPH speedo

Just got a brabus speedo in MPH - Told that dealer has to resynch mileage from SAM - it that true- any input appreciated/ Stu

Added by stu gomer on July 1, 2010 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

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