September 2009 Blog Posts (33)


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Added by bigb426 on September 30, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

smart center Bloomfield on Facebook

Hey everyone,

We started a Facebook page and had lots of friends! We then decided we didn't like the look or name on the Facebook page, so we deleted it. Now we have a new Facebook page, smart center Bloomfield is our new name, search us and become a fan!! We have some pictures posted from the Tunnel of Trees event that we participated in this past weekend. We would love to post pictures that you have from other events on our page. So please send us those, @… Continue

Added by smart center Bloomfield on September 28, 2009 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Gas Milage on the Smart

We have had our Smart since July 2008. Currently have 26,000+ miles on it.

Our best mpg is 52. Our worst about 25. We quickly learned.

1) Name brand gas only. Nothing from Sam's

2) Run in automatic on the transmission.

3) Fill the tank when it gets down to half.

4) Only run Premium gas.

5) Best mpg comes staying between 60 - 75 miles per hour.

We have gone as fast as 95, run it down to so close to empty that we put in… Continue

Added by Cappy Szabo on September 28, 2009 at 3:52pm — 7 Comments

Bo Bo from roadkill

My wife hit a small dead animal on the road last week. It ripped the low front fender and I am now waiting for the body and fender service to get the part and fix it. I think this will be an ongoing problem as well as slush and snow in the winter. Anyone else have this experience?

Added by Walt Marini on September 28, 2009 at 9:37am — 9 Comments


We purchased our smart car in Feb and after repeated tests we can only get 22mpg. We installed the optional exaust system but no change. Service says there is nothing they can do. We are currently writing SmartUSA. Has ony one had this problem? Please let us know.

Added by william marinelli on September 25, 2009 at 5:42pm — 9 Comments

kahn puddlelights available now at smart madness CA

Hi all

Our smart puddle lights are now available from smart madness CA and they have stock for immediate dispatch . . . These are a cool addition to your smart with a nice ambient xenon effect.…


Added by jOHN on September 25, 2009 at 6:02am — No Comments

Minneapolis auto examiner! Check Check Check A Check it out! Electiric Drive

Im sure that Most of us know enough information on the Electric Drive smart, but Minneapolis auto examiner Nathan Hook has done a nice little story on what to expect in 2012. Enjoy : )

Sorry it is someting you need to copy and patse : ( worth it though!

Added by JoejoeSmartsalot on September 22, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

29.5 MPG...

Another low MPG... 29.5 @ 3364 miles. Wondering if my husband is driving with a lead foot? He say's he's not... but it does seem to be lower when he drives, although its still not that great when I drive it. He drove it more than I did this time.

Added by jaybudder on September 20, 2009 at 5:28pm — 9 Comments

Smart Appearance

To keep the Smart looking good, besides washing it, has anyone applied wax or polish ? Looking at the products that I have for the other car, all say do not apply to plastic or vinyl . So I put the question to the smartest group I know. Who uses what ?

Added by Wally Gullang on September 20, 2009 at 8:23am — 9 Comments

MPG 33

my last fill up I got 33MPG (oh, and husband didn't drive it :-)... at least that's the city advertised MPG. new avg. is 31.8 w/ 3181 miles on it. Still waiting for that miracle change to occur @ 5000 mi. Still haven't gotten to take my Smart for a road trip.

Found out that my dad's Fit... the MPG calculator has been running higher than actually (calc. at pump) by about 10% (+3MPG), but its still beating my Smart :(

I really want to get a KIWI so I can monitor my real time… Continue

Added by jaybudder on September 20, 2009 at 1:04am — 4 Comments


oK IM a little confused NOW! i have the daylamps and the headlight are always on right, i just found out today that not only the headlights are on but the taillights are on too. Now i know on my other car that has daylamps the taiilights are NOT ON! i thought that feature is just for the FRONT HEAD lights. Why are the tail lights on?

then if you switch the knob to "turn them on" the head lights go out in the parklight mode and they come back on in the headlight night driven mode. NOw the… Continue

Added by SMARTY on September 19, 2009 at 1:00am — 12 Comments

smArt Frogs Update

I have both fenders done now--check out the new pictures! I'm not sure if the vinyl dots will stick to the gas cap cover, but I'll try a swirl design there anyways, and peel it off it it doesn't work. I've added my jewelry business URL to the back bumper--might as well advertise, eh? (And--sales of the jewelry benefits charity--hence the name, You'll see more frogs across the back door of the car soon...I usually get the work done on weekends, especially now that it's… Continue

Added by SandraK on September 15, 2009 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Kahn puddle lights

Not the best picture, but you can see the effect that these lights give . .
Available at smart madness CA.

Added by jOHN on September 15, 2009 at 6:32am — 8 Comments

Oil drain plug

Hi : I need to know the mm size of the oil drain plug . Also I see on Ebay all of these magnetic drain plugs for like $30.00 Anyone have any experience with this type plug , worth the money ? Thanks Ed

Added by Eddie & Yolanda Adams on September 13, 2009 at 12:01pm — 8 Comments


I love my Smart, but its not behaving! Our avg. MPG is only 32 with the last fill up at 30!!! Yikes. Don't know what is going on.

Also, driving it is really jerky for me, especially at low speeds (ie... stop n go) I've never driven a manual, and the Smart is definitely not an automatic

Added by jaybudder on September 11, 2009 at 11:40pm — 17 Comments

A Smart club.

Hey people!

Lets get a Smart car club started here in Nashville. I'd like to meet all of you, and hear your stories of your own, individual Smart car experience. There are a few upgrades I'd like to add to my Smart. A club would be great for smart car owners.

Added by Steve Gosdin on September 11, 2009 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Hello smart enthusiasts, and especially our friends in Arizona

Smart USA has recently released a great opportunity to upgrade your smart car. Kenwood, the official smart audio supplier, has new packages available for your smart with great options, at a great price! If you were thinking about anything from Navigation and Bluetooth, to sound systems, satellite radio, or even a backup camera, this is your chance! If you want to see the system in action, go to the videos section and search for kenwood tutorial.

We recently put up a poll… Continue

Added by smart center Chandler on September 11, 2009 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Buying a house and launching a smart car blog... all in the same week!

Changes come in lumps don't they? No sooner do I launch (my blog about the smart car experience in America) then my lovely husband and I buy a house in Raleigh. Get this, the garage is small, but my smart fits it perfectly! Haha!

Added by Rachel Nabors on September 11, 2009 at 12:21am — No Comments

tie down hooks

I have a motor home and was looking for a trailer . I have now bought one . Thanks for all your help finding one . I now need a way to tie the car down to the trailer ,I know I can use tie down straps on the wheels . What I would like to do ,is buy 2 eye hooks ,that screw into the car frame (one front &1 at the rear )
I know I can buy them from Smart, but the cost is just too high . Does anyone know where I can buy after market eye hooks that will screw into the car frame . Thanks Ed

Added by Eddie & Yolanda Adams on September 10, 2009 at 8:53pm — 4 Comments

1 year service

Just got my car serviced. Was there for 1 1/2 hours, not too bad. Also got the 2.0 update which is a free battery and they update the computer software. It comes with a free battery, and the car shifts so much nicer, that took an extra hour. I only have 6,000 miles but my year was up about a week ago.

Added by Michele on September 10, 2009 at 6:37pm — 3 Comments

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