August 2008 Blog Posts (93)

Traffic Stopper!

Well, this is a first! I was waiting to make a right turn onto a rotary circle and the car coming around the circle began to stare at Maxwell! He wouldn't take his eyes off of us and the next thing I knew, he slammed into the curb and jumped up on the grass! He sat there a few minutes and then drove back off the curb and pulled to the side of the road. I felt so bad that we caused him to have trouble. I finally turned the corner and slowly approached him as he assessed the damage to his Honda.… Continue

Added by Barb on August 31, 2008 at 9:52pm — 2 Comments

CONNECTICUT SMART CAR CLUB MEET!!!!!!!!!

I am going to be creating a Connecticut Smart car club! I am trying to rally every Smart car owner in Connecticut to meet at Heavenly Doughnuts on Route 34. I have not discussed with Earnie (doughnut owner) about the meet. It might be every other Saturday. I know that the Cruise night that I take my car to is on Sunday and two to three Smart cars show up, and I see plenty of Smart cars in Connecticut almost every single day. Spread the word and get other members in New York through Connecticut… Continue

Added by Brett Harrison on August 31, 2008 at 9:44pm — 3 Comments

Cross-Country Mileage

UPDATED- (Speed question.) Well, I finally sat down to figure out mileage on my cross-country trip from Chicago to Arizona and back. We took the southern route (Kansas/Texas/NewMexico) down, and the northern route (Utah/Colorado/Nebraska) back. And...the verdict is...it ranged between 32 and 43 miles per gallon -- pretty much the same as on the flatlands of the midwest prairies, averaging 38 mpg with the air-conditioning running pretty much full blast. This was driving mostly at 70-75+ mph, and… Continue

Added by SandraK on August 31, 2008 at 12:20am — 4 Comments

BEE DECALS

Can someone help me out i havent got my car yet but i an getting ready iwant to put BEE Decals on my car on the back under the window where the indention is but to order now i have to know how wide and how long it is inside the indention this is between the back window and the bottom of car more like the tail gate have i confused everyone i hope not help me please

Added by Peg on August 30, 2008 at 5:13pm — 4 Comments

Al & Ed’s Autosound Selected to Customize Limited Edition Ed Hardy® Smart Cars®

Al & Ed’s Autosound Selected to Customize Limited Edition Ed Hardy® Smart Cars®



With A Long History Of Innovating Aftermarket Vehicle Enhancements Al & Ed’s Autosound Is Chosen To Exercise Its Customization Expertise



LOS ANGELES (Business Wire EON) August 26, 2008 -- Al & Ed’s Autosound, the largest mobile electronics specialist, has taken vehicle customization to the next level with the introduction of the Limited Edition Ed Hardy Smart Cars that were unveiled… Continue

Added by Steve R on August 29, 2008 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

Rearend Traction

Can anybody tell me if my smart's rearend is posi-traction or limited-slip? I am trying to find out how well it will go in a Pa. winter. Thanks.

Added by Gary Holmes on August 29, 2008 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

12.56 PM

My Blue Smartie is doing great and now have 800 miles on it. October will be the first road trip and will include going to New Hampshire. My question since I live in flat land how does the Smartie do in the mountains? Has anyone done a trip through the mountains and if so is automatic OK or should I use manual shift. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

Added by Lee on August 29, 2008 at 12:57pm — 7 Comments

Bodywork dings

When we went to pick up 'Tiny Red', we were given a hard sell on a protective coating for the body work. We didn't go for it. But, I left the dealership full of fear and trepidation. Apparently from what we were told, the slightest ding was going to be irreparable, the only recourse being to replace the panels. I'm interested in finding out how many of you Smart owners out there didn't take out the protection package, and how is your bodywork holding up so far?

Added by Felicity & Don on August 29, 2008 at 12:41am — 15 Comments

Radio Bezel

Wow! I bought a radio bezel and had it painted to match the chameleon color of my smart.





I think it turned out really nice. I ordered it from Billet and Acrylic 'cause I think there stuff is pretty sweet. It looks great and the color changes depending on where you are sitting. As you can see it matches the color of my car and my instrument panel and clock and tach. Sweet!



I've never been so crazy about a car before. I'm not sure what else I will add. Oh,… Continue

Added by Rmichael on August 28, 2008 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

Where can you check to see where in line your reservation number is?

I would love to check and see how far up the list my reservation number is. Does anyone know where to go to check that out?

Added by Becky on August 28, 2008 at 6:13pm — 10 Comments

I am having way too much fun with this car!! I parked in front of the bookstore yesterday and when I came back to the car there was a mini cooper parked next to me. As I came around the car I saw a …

I am having way too much fun with this car!!



I parked in front of the bookstore yesterday and when I came back to the car there was a mini cooper parked next to me. As I came around the car I saw a man with a tape measure laid out on the pavement next to my car! About that time a VW beetle pulled up on the other side of the mini and when the driver got out and saw what was going on, made the comment "don't bother measuring, the Smart wins"!!! The mini guy told me he could not believe… Continue

Added by Carol McInnis on August 28, 2008 at 2:59pm — 4 Comments

now people are paying me to look at my smart car! My husband and I had just pulled into a parking space in Fairhaven, when a gentleman approched and started asking questions, he was very nice and re…

now people are paying me to look at my smart car!



My husband and I had just pulled into a parking space in Fairhaven, when a gentleman approched and started asking questions, he was very nice and really interested in the car, and asked if he could sit in it, so I got out and let him in my side. He and my husband talked for about 5 minutes and then my husband smiled and said "well that's the 25 cent tour". As the gentleman got out of the car he thanked us and said "that was well worth… Continue

Added by Carol McInnis on August 27, 2008 at 7:31pm — 7 Comments

Tired of Waiting?????

Good news for anyone living in the Raleigh/Durham, NC area who wants a Smart Car ASAP. Have noticed a red Passion model for sale on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh at Fast Cash Cars. It's across Glenwood Avenue from Fred Anderson Toyota. Also, about a half mile from there on Lumley road is a new place called Cabriolet Motors. It's in a renovated restaurant on the corner of Lumley and Glenwood Avenue. They have two Smarts in their showroom. I'd be driving the red Smart from Fast Cash had I not found… Continue

Added by Becky on August 27, 2008 at 5:44pm — 1 Comment

Track My Gas Mileage

I started an account on http://www.fuelly.com a week ago and have entered all of my fuel-ups since getting my smart back on June 30th.

Hope others of you can join me on the site so we can compare our gas mileage!

Here's the link to my profile: http://www.fuelly.com/driver/phillramey/fortwo

Added by Phill Ramey on August 26, 2008 at 3:34pm — 6 Comments

Garage ideas anyone?

hello... just got mine!! awesome!
but i have a space problem...

does anyone out there have any inexpensive ideas about a garage i could put in my driveway that would fit the car perfect??? appreciate your help.... and obviously cost is a consideration! i was thinking of some kind of tuff shed..... but has to have the right door entry, etc....

thanks!

Thomas Stark
thomasflys@mac.com

Added by Thomas Stark on August 26, 2008 at 1:11pm — 10 Comments

Hand brake cover



I got this custom made hand brake cover from American Products Toll free 877-283-2611

www.americansmartsolutions.com



See the before and after… Continue

Added by Smart is It! on August 26, 2008 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

State Line Lookout 8/24/08

The New York / New Jersey area smart owners group just had our second meet at State Line Lookout at beautiful and scenic Palisades, NJ overlooking the Hudson River. Everyone had a fine time. Nine smarts and their owners showed up. Smart Power was so strong that a tenth smart showed up whose owner didn't even know about the meet - his smart car used its smart sense and brought him right to us! Everyone showed off their cars, mods and accessories.… Continue

Added by nemo on August 25, 2008 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

Torso- How Big is TOO BIG?

I have been told I am too big to fit comfortably in a smart fortwo. Any big boys out there? I am 5-11 and weight 235.

Added by Wayno on August 25, 2008 at 6:00pm — 17 Comments

Does anybody have Info on the Recall???

I received an email concerning a recall of our Smart car due to the paint and glue of our windshield.

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/08/23/smart-recalls-fortwo-for-bad-paint-which-could-lead-to-loss-of/

I haven't gotten anything from Smart.
Let me know.

Added by Mary Ann on August 24, 2008 at 5:51pm — 5 Comments

Ya'll have to hear this one:

I drove SunnyD up the Sandia Mountain (ABQ NM) Sat. It's pretty steep in places for a small car. I had ordered hilll assist, and it worked so well, I was passing SUVs, cars, and trucks. I was amazed. I've never owned a car that could do that. Once again, people were waving. I was questioned everywhere I went. I had a blast.

Added by delaney on August 24, 2008 at 12:21pm — 2 Comments

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