October 2009 Blog Posts (26)

smart car Halloween Special!

I just posted my blog about celebrating Halloween, smart car style:
http://lovemysmartcar.com/2009/its-a-martha-stewart-halloween-smart-car/

Features photos of Roxi the smart car in her devil costume!

What did YOU do for Halloween?

Added by Rachel Nabors on October 31, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Parking lightbulb, organge..

How do I get inside the left headlight assembly to change the little organe light bulb next to the headlight?
and below the turnsignal. I think it is the parking lightbulb.. Any help will be appreciated..

Added by Jack W. Appleyard on October 31, 2009 at 4:27pm — 4 Comments

anyone drive cross country or close to 3,00 miles? any tips for long distance driving?

planning to drive rom new york to los angeles at the end of december along the southern route. any tips for long distance driving?

Added by George on October 31, 2009 at 4:23pm — 10 Comments

Orlando 2nd Anniversary Party-A Not to be missed Event

The Orlando smartcenter 2nd Anniversary Party

Saturday January 30, 2010

The Orlando 2nd Anniversary Party-Open to all smart owners and enthusiasts will take place on January 30, 2010. This “not-to-be-missed” event we hope will be even bigger and better than last year’s event which attracted 207 smart cars.



This year’s event is not just a smart car show, meet and greet and party but will also offer the opportunity to showcase your driving skills and your smart car handling!… Continue

Added by Ken Wagar on October 28, 2009 at 4:57pm — 2 Comments

Clutch Replaced at 22,000 Miles

We purchased our Fortwo April 2008. My wife commutes from Hartford to NYC twice a week and loves the car. The majority of the 22k miles is freeway driving. She experienced a "no shift" situation, shifter moves in all directions, no gears (not to be confused with the under lubricated shifter switch, we already fixed that ourselves months ago after being stranded in a dark parking lot for an hour). Dealer stated there is a service bulletin on this clutch problem, replaced the clutch, no charge.… Continue

Added by Zachory Bohn on October 28, 2009 at 10:36am — 5 Comments

Anyone have luck selling the car?

I don't want to violate the terms of this website, I just was wondering if anyone has had luck selling their car. I am distraught with the price the dealer has quoted. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

If you are buying one, plan on keeping it for awhile. They depreciate really quick!

Added by Eric on October 27, 2009 at 11:50am — 10 Comments

Freeway collision...

I got rear ended in my Smart on the freeway on Friday. Traffic was slowing down; I took my foot off the gas pedal, looked in the rear view mirror and saw the Toyota Sienna also slowed down behind me. All of a sudden the van behind me accelerated and hit me at 40 - 50 mph; driver behind me must have stepped on the wrong pedal. I am 38 weeks pregnant, and thanks to the safety features in the car, I was okay. I walked out of the car okay, just bruised lip, and minor neck pains. I love this… Continue

Added by 1QSMART on October 26, 2009 at 4:12am — 12 Comments

Panoramic View

I didn't even have mine for 2 days and I had to return it because my passenger side was making this very load whistling noise. Come to findout the manufacturers didn't put any sealant in the one corner of the panoramic window. So, I was lucky it hadn't rained. They fixed it but I had to drive their multi-colored advertisement car for 4 days. Oh my Goodness!!! I have never been approached by so many people. And some strange looks too.

Added by Kimmer on October 22, 2009 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

reset service display

I just changed the oil and filter in my Smart Car . I need to know how to reset the dash display for days past service date . Thanks for any help .

Added by Eddie & Yolanda Adams on October 18, 2009 at 3:27pm — 10 Comments

susai How to pronounce it?

A short blog this time!

Let's see...

sue sigh

sue see

suz eye

sue say

suss ay

sa oosh aye

Ok, your turn.


MJB
My spiceJax page My Blogs If you can stand them.

Added by spicejax on October 18, 2009 at 12:11am — 5 Comments

frame tiedown hooks

Hi I am looking to buy 1 or 2 tiedown hooks that screw into the frame . One comes with the car . I need 1 or 2 more. I know I can buy from a dealer but would prefer to buy from another source ,other than from a dealer ,they are such a rip off. Thanks Ed

Added by Eddie & Yolanda Adams on October 17, 2009 at 7:03pm — 2 Comments

Can a Blog on susai be about other things?

Again, I thank smarttask for the inspiration. out ye Writer's Block!



Another very good question. Hmmm...let's see. Short answer-Why Not?



Much longer, more interesting and involved answer.



@smarttask "What has this got to do with Smart cars........................"



Do you read the sUSAi blogs? I… Continue

Added by spicejax on October 17, 2009 at 6:29pm — 3 Comments

...And Now...Something Completely Different

LET'S HAVE A SING ALONG! If you're viewing this on the main blog page or the sidebar click this first

On the main page now? Good.

click on start button, then scroll down for Lyrics.



Come on all you smarties! EVERYBODY SING!





First part" "Hello" by Jethro… Continue

Added by spicejax on October 17, 2009 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Best Car for Freeway Driving

I'm not going to get into the issue of liking or disliking features of the Smart. Most of those of us in this group own and like our smart cars. However, I did want to share a couple of experiences I had with mine that make me like it even more.



When I bought my car over a year ago, I had to fly to Tulsa to pick it up and then drive it back home (6 hour drive). The weather was stormy with heavy rain and high winds for the entire trip--not the best conditions for driving a new car. My… Continue

Added by Sylvia on October 16, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Is it possible to buy a smart car and not know that you can only have one Passenger?

This question arose in my mind after reading a susai blog that complained of the car not having room for his friends.



The thought of this has given me a 'bad back, (from crouching over this keyboard). That blogger also has caused me to waste hours of my life reading and typing in comments. Now, I am getting writers cramp in my fingers from all this unnecessary typing. My electric bill is going up because it's now dark and I have to turn on a lamp. My Internet Service Provider is… Continue

Added by spicejax on October 15, 2009 at 10:30pm — 12 Comments

smart car auto crossing

we have a 09 smart brabus and, we are planning on autocrossing this spring and summer, is there any one in so. cal interested in doing the same? or anyone currently or planning to do the same?

Added by Nathan Hubbell on October 15, 2009 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Warning for all smart owners....You must read this

I am a 2009 Smart owner. This has been the worst purchase in my entire life. Here is why:

1) Golf cart on the Freeway, Very uncomfortable, Bad back already..

2) Compromise for only few miles per gallon, cost is high

3) No special financing like Toyota and Nissan incentives..

4) Premium Gas, High Financing by Benz, Savings are smaller and smaller

5) cannot pick up friends, any time of niece for a ball game ( only two..)

6) you will look like a Dork, every one will… Continue

Added by Rob on October 14, 2009 at 2:59pm — 106 Comments

Low Tire indicator

My low tire indicator has started coming on. Can't find a low tire. My husband said it may be the change in temperature since it is getting cooler at night.
Anyone else notice this problem?

Added by Lee (Anabell) Whittaker on October 12, 2009 at 2:17pm — 12 Comments

RUG BURN

WEll this seem kinda odd. Yestrday i was getting out the car and the door kinda swung back so to avoid the window from striking me on the way out i stuck my arm out to catch the door and what do you know it rubbed on the interior and gave me a rug burn. Omg! a defense move that cant be applied to the smart or else.... Wondering have anyone else experienced wound or burn due to ur SMart!?



oh and the seat almost gave me an concussion when i was leting it up for somone which is a… Continue

Added by SMARTY on October 11, 2009 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Doug's twin tip exhaust

I'd like to have some feed back on Doug's twin tip exhaust. , the way it fits, performance, noise level and fittment?

Added by Nathan Hubbell on October 8, 2009 at 10:29pm — 2 Comments

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