November 2009 Blog Posts (24)

Sears Christmas Commercial

I just saw a Sears commercial on the tube. The elf arrives at the store in a red fortwo with a tiny trailer. Also, one of the sign magazines we get at Fastsigns had photos of recent wrap jobs. Two of the winners were fortwo's. I love our little one!

Added by Richard D. Shell on November 30, 2009 at 10:03pm — 7 Comments

SmartCar serves as Santa's sleigh

With the convertible top down, the SmartCar makes the perfect sleigh complete with reindeers to guide the sleigh. I'll post photos. Great fun for a Christmas parade.

Added by jo anne eason on November 30, 2009 at 12:32am — 4 Comments

Snow Tyres Arrived

Well my snow tires just arrived :

2 x 145/65R-15 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-18
2 x 175/55R-15 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-18

Had them installed at my local Les Schwab. When the snow starts to arrive in Central Oregon i will post on how well they handle things

Added by Alex Bland on November 27, 2009 at 9:46pm — 3 Comments

Should we have a blog Listing the new spammers?

Well folks, the spam just keeps coming. I think maybe we should post them here so more of us can report them. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Here's one now: Spammer Brown

I reported him, your turn!

MJB

Added by spicejax on November 24, 2009 at 11:00pm — 40 Comments

Squirelly Raccoon

Headed up Hwy.287N. in Taxas at about 3:45am on Nov. 17th I ran across a raccoon that acted more like a squirrell. As I was coming up on a large shaddow that was crossing the road up ahead about 200 yards or so,I realized that it was indeed a raccoon and the largest one that I had ever seen in person other than on T.V. As I was slowing down to the posted speed limit of 35 mph and about 50ft. from him, the sharp projection angle of the headlamps startle'd him and he did a 180 and then darted… Continue

Added by Randy Fuller on November 24, 2009 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

gas gauge issue

Has anyone else had this problem, and if so, can you suggest a cure?

Sometimes when I fill up my smartcar the gas gauge only rises to the 3/4 full point. I know from the number of gallons that I filled the tank (and no, I don't top off). On top of that, sometimes the next morning the gauge will jump to full.

Added by Vol Smart on November 24, 2009 at 11:45am — 9 Comments

20k service

Recently had my 20k service performed. As with 10k service, it went exceedingly smooth. About 80 mins and $208.50 and I was on the road again. I love this place.

Added by Rick Leedy on November 23, 2009 at 8:41pm — 3 Comments

Distance and Headlights

As many of us smart drivers know we seem to be treated a little differently on the roads. i.e. pulling out infront of us causing us to hit the brakes harder then we want or having to cut over to the next lane. Yeah you know what im talking about. Im sure most of us may flash the head lights or honk the horn to let them know what they have done, maybe have shaken a fist or two. Today a customer brought up the fact that the headlights are more narrow then a "normal size" car, making it seem that… Continue

Added by JoejoeSmartsalot on November 23, 2009 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

It is... the tiniest of cars.

Howdy, everyone. For my birthday this year, my wife and I decided to trade my old Chevy Tahoe in for something a little more fuel efficient. Living in Boulder, we'd seen the Smart about, and wondered if it was a little kit car that folks were putting together in the area.



Then a couple of weeks ago, there was a little black Smart sitting in the food court of the Flatirons Mall, with a station next to it where you could give them your information and enter a raffle to win the car.… Continue

Added by Carl Hamlin on November 22, 2009 at 8:36pm — 7 Comments

Transmission Replaced

If you recall, we had shifting issues right after the clutch was replaced back in October, well, now the transmission was replaced. The good news is Smart paid for it even with our car having over 23,000 miles on the odometer. Still love the car, still having fun, enjoy the 40 plus miles to the gallon; even when i drive 80 MPH on my daily 140 mile round trip comute!

Added by Zachory Bohn on November 22, 2009 at 10:41am — 4 Comments

Forget to turn lights off smart car, Recieve Funny Post-it Note

I went to the best buy Reward-zone party in orange park where they give away gift cards and free goodies while giving great deals.



I accidentaly left my lights on my car on. i noticed this after leaving best buy (After winning a 50$ Gift card, wee!) And i also noticed someone Put a Post it note on my Car.





It reads "Just because you own a smart car doesn't mean your always smart. Please turn off your lights :)"





I never laughed at a car-related joke in… Continue

Added by Ps360 on November 21, 2009 at 6:20pm — 6 Comments

Leaking Rear Hatch

Well, I'm back again with some more news. It has rained here for awhile now and I got off from work on a Friday 3 weeks ago and noticed my windows had moisture on all of them, then I got in and looked in my rear view mirror and seen water dripping inside my car. I checked the carpet and it was soaked. They couldn't get me in until Monday. So I went in and they told me a needed a new hatch. I said okay and then they told me 1 week and they drilled a hole in it so the moisture and smell would go… Continue

Added by Kimmer on November 19, 2009 at 10:26pm — 10 Comments

What the what?? A smart nut cracker??

Here's something I'll bet you haven't seen before...the smart Nut Cracker! Get the full story behind it, complete with pictures, at www.itibitismart.com/nut_cracker.htm.

Added by Billo on November 18, 2009 at 9:04pm — 3 Comments

Could it be that a reviewer actually "gets it"?

I found this article noted in the forums of Smart Car of America. The article is in a magazine named Winding Road. The interface to the magazine isn't very easy to work but when you go to the website in the upper middle section named Featured there is an article called "HONDA FIT VS. SMART FORTWO" click on that to go to the article. When ready to turn the page use the blue arrows at the very top of the page to navigate. If you see an advertisement just click the arrow again to go to the… Continue

Added by Rob on November 18, 2009 at 5:04pm — 4 Comments

How to Keep The Spammers Off Your Blog

It's simple: Click on 'My Settings' on the upper right side of your 'My Page' then Click on 'Privacy' then click on the following:



Do you want to approve comments before they appear on your blog?

Yes – Let me approve comments first



Do you want to approve comments before they appear on your comment wall?

Yes – Let me approve comments first



then click the blue 'SAVE' button



This will pop up an… Continue

Added by spicejax on November 13, 2009 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

2010 Smart Fortwo Model Differences?

Anyone heard of changes in the 2010 model of our beloved Fortwo?

Added by Zippin Pippin on November 10, 2009 at 10:30am — 18 Comments

Are we going to have the MHD in the US?

Is there anyone out there that knows when we will get the MHD in the USA or at least the ability to add it to our cars.

I want the MHD feature on my smart.…

Continue

Added by spicejax on November 9, 2009 at 12:07pm — 14 Comments

Amazing my smart car managed to have a problem within a month

it just shut off randomly at a intersection and when i turned it back on my engine error indicator went on and all that.



good thing i was within a mile from home.





called smart usa roadside, they said they will pick it up tomorrow to try to fix it.





maybe i have been doing too much driving on it or something (it's near 750 miles on it now)





not the one to complain but it's kinda sad when your car has problems like this within the month… Continue

Added by Ps360 on November 9, 2009 at 1:30am — 18 Comments

A.Kahn introduces a new bespoke leather interior for the 451

Hey smart community, hi from the UK . . .



We are just about to launch our new leather interior for the smart 451. It's available in any color with

a perforated quilt and contrasting stitch.



It's in plush Nappa Leather with K logo's in the headrest ( you can have your own logo if preferred )

The top dashboard is in perforated quilt and the lower dashboard is in perforated Nappa.



Our door cards are perforated… Continue

Added by jOHN on November 5, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Flapping noise with convertible top

The day I picked up my new cabriolet, I noticed a flapping noise at the upper rear corner on the passenger side of the vehicle at highway speeds. I have brought the vehicle back to the the place of purchase. They have attempted twice to correct the problem by tightening the "tension strings" but to no success. I still have the same noise, a little less at best. I am waiting for the dealer to call me back when they have a loaner vehicle so that I may bring it back to them to see if they are able… Continue

Added by Karl on November 4, 2009 at 2:17pm — 8 Comments

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