July 2011 Blog Posts (17)

RedOregon's Report on MB of San Antonio

I asked redoregon for permission to repost his 'review' of MB of San Antonio here and so here it is for you to enjoy.

MJB

"Just got back from my 20,000 mile maintenance.



Called at about 9 this morning, got an 11:30 appointment. Arrived at 11:15; guy outside was at the door before I got it open, then ran inside to get my paperwork when I told him I had an appointment. Got the rest of my info (address, etc), then brought me into the service…

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Added by spicejax on July 31, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Stuck in first gear.

Is it rare or frequent for a smarting to get stuck in first gear?
This happens a fee times a week. I am driving in automatic and when I ascellerate
I car does not get into second gear?
I end up shifting over to manual and then shift it into second...does anyone ever have that happen?

I have only had my car for a few weeks and I'm worried.

Added by Laura Loo on July 29, 2011 at 8:40am — 8 Comments

Now's the time for smart owners to come to the aid...

I want to thank Forest for the inspiration for this Blog post.

Thanks, Forest! Sincerely, Michael.

The following is a response I made to a post by Forest at SCoA.

 

I have posted it here for all of the smart owners…

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Added by spicejax on July 29, 2011 at 4:28am — 7 Comments

nuevo sentro de servicio!

smart center Isla Verde! 

 

 

 estamos ya a la disposición y servicio para smart!

 

wwww.smartcenterislaverde.com

 

y buscanos en fb

http://www.facebook.com/pages/smart-center-Isla-Verde/135235789894973

 

para cualquier tipo de duda y servicio 787-620-1313

Added by Ariana Taboas on July 28, 2011 at 11:37am — No Comments

new smart car shirts!

an artist friend of mine has come up with some new smart car shirts.  I got 2 of them already, one for me and one for the wife.

 

I like the balloon one better, but the canoe one is cool too.

 

http://oddguyart.wordpress.com/

 

If you buy one, tell 'em  "Shaun sent me"

 

 

cheers,

 

robin850

Added by robin850 on July 19, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Drive smart or fly dumb. That is the question...

Thought I'd post this. The screen capture shows my car as a 'Mercedes Benz' smart fortwo.

Here's where to check your 'Drive or Fly'

 

Use year as 2010, Make as Mercedes Benz, model fortwo will be at…

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Added by spicejax on July 19, 2011 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Why no dealership in Minnesota?

Having to drive 4+ hours to Madison WI to have a car serviced is absurd.  Why not give Feldmann Imports, the former owners of the Minnesota franchise, the diagnostic software to service our cars?  There are many more people and probably more SMART cars in the Minneapolis - St. Paul area then in Madison WI.  If you want to continue to sell your cars in the US this is not the why to do it.

David S.

Added by David Schmidt on July 18, 2011 at 10:16am — 2 Comments

How are sales for Smart Cars in your area?

Over the last few months, I have seen a lot fewer Smart Cars here in Sarasota FL where I bought mine 2 years ago.  I ordered a 2010 5 weeks ago. and hope to have it soon.  I wonder why there seem to be fewer cars on the road.  Perhaps sales are down.

Added by Bob Maynard on July 18, 2011 at 9:35am — 6 Comments

In March 07, I brought my Smart Passion (VIN VMEEK31X99K234427) to Smart Center Englewood NJ. He had suspension problem. After few days they give the estimate of 3,500 dollars to fix it. This represe…

In March 07, I brought my Smart Passion (VIN VMEEK31X99K234427) to Smart Center Englewood NJ. He had suspension problem. After few days they give the estimate of 3,500 dollars to fix it. This represents ¼ of the price I paid for the car. They advise to talk to my insurance. I did and my insurance approved to fix the car. In this time I rent a car and after two month my insurance paid me $900 for the rent and told me

the rent car difference will pay by me ($1,300). I talked to Mercedes…

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Added by CESAR DESOUZA on July 15, 2011 at 6:34pm — 1 Comment

Service location issues

When I purchased my Smart Car in Bloomington, MN I was told I could get service done locally without any problem because here we are!

I have watched as service locations moved to Golden Valley, MN then to Brooklyn Park, MN and now i am expected to take my car to: GET This..... Madison, WI 283 miles away!

How is that Customer service? I inquired why can't you just authorize a local vendor to do the work? Response: we can't do that.

Feeling dumb for going "Smart"

Added by Thomas Hanly on July 11, 2011 at 1:43pm — 2 Comments

More News about Our new Leadership

From Reuters news...



"MONTVALE, N.J., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today announced appointments within a dedicated team that will be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of smart products in the United States. MBUSA took over responsibility for sales of the two-seater coupes and cabriolets from the Penske organization on July 1, 2011."…

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Added by spicejax on July 11, 2011 at 12:41pm — 2 Comments

News Flash...MB backs Smart with ads, deals

Finally, great news.

 

Smart USA will launch a TV, print and digital marketing campaign by year end to jump-start the struggling microcar brand that Mercedes-Benz USA took over on July 1.



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Added by spicejax on July 11, 2011 at 11:23am — 3 Comments

Rear Hatch Latch to vent Heat

Hey Smart People,

Anyone know of a latch that can be installed in the electric latch for the rear glass that will allow it to be held open a couple of inches for venting without jeopardizing the security system? I had one on a corvette that I had and it worked great. Should have kept the latch.

Added by Lloyd Easton on July 10, 2011 at 9:11am — 3 Comments

Our own smart car Charles M. Shultz

see more here: Eric Larsen's ©gstreetcomics

 

What you see above is work from a nice man from the Washington, DC area who is a fellow smart car owner, who I got to meet very briefly in Maryland at the Cherry Blossom Run, back in April 2011.

 

So, y'all use the above link to check out more,…

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Added by spicejax on July 5, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

closed

I think this site is closed. Mb and smart have not posted since June 10.

 

Added by Walter Johnson on July 1, 2011 at 7:14pm — 4 Comments

"Nameless" in Phoenix

I was in for my 20,000 mile service a couple days agoThe service representative informed me that my windshield washer tank was cracked and that it would cost about $350 to repair.  My warranty expired in early February of this year.  I would like to know if anyone else has had this problem with the car only a couple years old.  I figure that if others have had the problem, it may be a factory defect.  If it's only my car with the… Continue

Added by Douglas Bouley on July 1, 2011 at 4:45pm — 1 Comment

Today is July 1st 2011- MBusa day, farewell smartUSA

According to what we have been told, today is the day that Mercedes Benz USA is taking over smart in the U.S. I hope that some of the good things I have heard regarding the transition/takeover will be coming forth soon. I did expect some kind of 'Official' announcement on the sUSAi main page. Oh well, maybe next week.

 

MJB

 

Added by spicejax on July 1, 2011 at 4:11pm — 3 Comments

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