August 2009 Blog Posts (42)

Good News! Service Information and Service Manuals Now Available to the Public!

smart center Englewood is pleased to announce that service information and work instructions are now available for purchase to the public. These documents can be viewed on the smart Owner's website :

http://owners.smartUSA.com

Upon logging onto the site, click on the Certified Service Professionals icon. Click See Subscription Plans and you can choose between a 1 day, 7 days, 30 days, or 1 year subscription, for a small fee.

Added by smart center Englewood on August 31, 2009 at 3:06pm — 4 Comments

south central idaho owners

is there a Smart in Idaho club?

Added by Linda Olson on August 28, 2009 at 2:35pm — 2 Comments

Water Retention In Rear Hatch of Passion Coupe

Has anyone experienced after a rainstorm, water that retains in the rear hatch/liftgate that is difficult to drain completely--possibly causing rust in that area?

Added by Karl on August 28, 2009 at 2:33pm — 9 Comments

smart service

Yesterday I took my little car in for service. I had a few small issues, nothing extreme. My tire light wouldn't go off for a few days; the parking brake, which I had replaced a few months ago, wasn't holding the car, and was discovered to need adjustment; often I remove the key and it beeps a warning, even though lights and wipers and such are off; and on occasion, it bucks like a little bronco, for no reason. They fixed the brake and tire pressure, and noted the beeping problem, which smart… Continue

Added by judi on August 28, 2009 at 9:38am — 7 Comments

Tires

Anyone had any experience with any of the "run flat" tyre fillers that you inject via the air valve. I know the smart doesnt come with a spare so just wondering which (if any) run flat filler i should carry. Biggest concern is whether it is safe to use haveing the tire pressure monitoring system.

Added by Alex Bland on August 26, 2009 at 4:58pm — 6 Comments

coin holder

I have the passion cabriolet. Where is the coin holder? Is it the two slots next to the gear shift handle?

Added by Erika on August 25, 2009 at 4:10pm — 4 Comments

Tunnel of Trees 2009

smart center Bloomfield will be taking part in the Tunnel of Trees drive this year. We will meet and depart from the Birchwood Inn in Harbor Springs. We hope to see you all there!

Added by smart center Bloomfield on August 25, 2009 at 2:06pm — No Comments

kahn release their new puddle lights for the Smart!

We have just launched our new puddle lights for the smart Car. These come in boxes of 10 lights.

BRAND NEW PROJECT KAHN UNIVERSAL 10 PIECE PUDDLE LIGHT KIT

These lights have a great waterproof design and come in a beautiful black finish.

They are FLUSH MOUNTING and are bolted on.

These are not the cheap ones that use double sided tape that sticks for a while and then just fall off, or fall off if you hit a speed… Continue

Added by jOHN on August 25, 2009 at 11:26am — 10 Comments

Small car trapped between trucks is a SUV and not a SMART

Hello to all,



I was showing this picture to a friend and he said, "Hey, I saw that the other day and it said it was a Ford Escape". He then found the site and showed me. So I am putting this link on for all of you tell use to tell people that it is NOT A SMART.



We knew it before this because of the 5 lug wheels and not 3 and metal body parts that are bent and not Plastic. But now we can tell them it was a SUV… Continue

Added by Jeffrey White on August 25, 2009 at 9:06am — 1 Comment

Bicycle rack

Hi guys

I am a bicycle enthusiast, and I am looking for a bicycle rack for my Smart for two. Does anybody know were should I get one?

Aristos

Added by Aristide Hagiu on August 23, 2009 at 8:18pm — 4 Comments

Pictures from the 2009 Woodward Dream Cruise!

Thank you to Billy G. for finding and sharing these pictures with us!

http://green.autoblog.com/gallery/woodward-2009-invasion-of-the-smarts/full/#2



Also we are now up and running on Facebook so if you have an account look us up and add us as a friend! Just type "Smart Bloomfield" into the search bar. We are also working on our Twitter and Myspace pages as well so if anybody has an account on one of these sites and would like to become a friend of smart center Bloomfield, feel… Continue

Added by smart center Bloomfield on August 22, 2009 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

Smart car trailer

I am looking to buy a trailer, looked @ a 10' one. Nice people ,they loaded it on to the trailer @ their store. It looks like it would work. Any on out there using a 10' trailer to tow their car ? Thanks for any advice . Ed

Added by Eddie & Yolanda Adams on August 21, 2009 at 8:48pm — 3 Comments

Body panels?

Is anyone out there aware of a source for a reasonably priced left rear quarter panel for a 2009 Red Passion? Mine got hit (and run) in a parking lot (I had it a whole 2 weeks to the day-didn't even have permanent tags), and I need to replace the panel. No offense, but the dealer price is a bit high.....maybe someone has spare panels? Thanks!

Added by Justin S on August 21, 2009 at 5:41pm — 7 Comments

Get Smart - Go WEST

I’ve filled up on fuel, greased my gears, dropped my top (Hey, I’m a convertible!) and now I’m ready to do a few wheelies! So come join me for a wheelie-good time at the Sturgeon Bay West Fest! It’s a festival to celebrate Sturgeon Bay’s West Side, and has everything from food, entertainment, activities for children, and even a showdown at High Noon! Everything will take place on Madison Street, so come check out what Sturgeon Bay’s West Side has to offer, including me, Smartie Smart! I’ll be… Continue

Added by Smartie Smart on August 20, 2009 at 3:16pm — No Comments

GAS MILEAGE

i HAVE BEEN tryn to see if my smart really is good on gas. I dont drive it everyday but i have filled it up i thnk 3times. first time i notice that i didnt get the expected mileage, like 22mpg. but that was before i learned to drive it. and i jus read some stations gas is different. Now i drive manuelly and less a/c when desireable. With this last fill-up 8gallons supreme GAS, i got 65mile with 1 notch off the gasometer. Wow! i was amazed!!

Added by SMARTY on August 20, 2009 at 3:05pm — 3 Comments

Sold My SMART

Well boys and girls, I traded in my SMART. Oh, it was cute. It got great gas mileage. My problem was service.

1. I lost my keys. I called the dealer and they told me I had to drive to the dealership (60 miles away) and for me to bring my drivers license and registration (locked in car). I finally get up there (a friend drove me) and then I find out that they have to special order it. My son had the other set in New Orleans. He had to Fed Ex the keys so I could get my car home. TWO MONTHS… Continue

Added by trollhair on August 19, 2009 at 7:22am — 16 Comments

Finally got my car

My car arrived on Saturday, Aug. 15, and I am really enjoying it. There are a few things that I noticed with my car that other owners have written about. I've put 225 miles on it in two days. It was very windy on the drive home and the car was blown around a bit. Combine a new car, a new way of driving, high driving speed (65mph), and wind --- my arms were tired from the fight two hours later! I filled the tank yesterday and calculated 36 mpg. I'm sure that will improve after I learn how to… Continue

Added by redsmart on August 18, 2009 at 8:47am — 8 Comments

spoiler

rear spoiler has anyone installed one on a passion model and do they help make it more stable at highway speeds?

Added by don imler on August 17, 2009 at 10:10pm — 5 Comments

Finally here !!!

So, I got a phone call from the dealer (Smart Center, Portland OR) saying that my car was in Long Beach, CA and should be with them in a couple of days. I had another surprise phone call August 14th saying... its here, come get it !



So, we drive to the dealer August 15th and collected my black, black black again Smart Passion :)



Whole process has taken 14 months from reservation to collection.



Dealer in Portland OR was excellent, dealt with one person from first… Continue

Added by Alex Bland on August 17, 2009 at 4:37pm — 1 Comment

Orphans ready for delivery!

Hey guys,



I just wanted to let you know that Smart Center Cerritos is here and we have a lot of orphan smarts that are ready for delivery today! We get new cars in all of the time so be sure to check back from time to time, if you have any questions on what we have in our inventory or if we can get a specific car for you then check our website at: www.smartcentercerritos.com or you can leave a comment stating your needs and I wil see what we have for you! I hope to see you… Continue

Added by Smart Center Cerritos on August 17, 2009 at 1:33pm — No Comments

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