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Brabus Rims Giveaway

Hey smart USA insiders! Want a sexy set of glossy black 15” BRABUS rims, as well as tires for your smart? Of course you do. And it just so happens that we want to give some away. To enter, reply to this post and attach a photo of your smart and you’ll be in the running to win. Good luck!  …

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Added by sUSAi Admin on October 21, 2013 at 5:30pm — 45 Comments

brabus monoblock Vll rims for sale...

I have a set of Brabus mono block VII rims for sale. They are the 16/17 combo. the front 16's are near new however the 17's developed slight bends in the lip due to the low profile tires. I talked to a wheel guy and they can be repaired for about $175 per wheel. i will not split up the set and i will not ship these wheels anywhere. i live in california about 20 minutes east of los angeles. these rims were $3000 new plus tax. am selling them for $2000.00 …

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Added by louis lemoine on October 14, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

Signing off

Just to update everyone (anyone?) who's still out there: I have opted out of all my remaining group memberships, but I am going to keep this account active in the off-chance some big news comes our way.  

All in all, the experience of owning the smart was a mixed bag: sometimes a lot of fun, sometimes a surprisingly big bill for such a little car.


I've moved on, but I will never forget Ichigo!

Added by George Bastuba on October 7, 2013 at 8:31pm — 1 Comment

smart at National Plug In Day



This weekend smart took part in the National Plug In Day festivities in LA. Electric enthusiasts from around the country converged on California to celebrate a day to plug in, recharge, and get amped about thefuture of electric mobility. Check out these pictures from the event at the link below:…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on September 30, 2013 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Pimp My (small, eco-friendly) Ride

"Gas was killing me and I thought, 'Let me get one of these smart cars and customize and see how it goes,'" said Craig Hoi Pong, the 35-year old who owns Hoi Pong Customs shop in Sunrise, Fla. "I'm not at the mercy of the gas pump (now), but I wanted it to look cool.”

Take a look at Craig’s smart and the customizations that make it uniquely his:…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on September 27, 2013 at 3:56pm — No Comments

The true cost of an electric drive?

You can lease a smart electric drive for less than you average monthly gas costs. Don’t believe us? Then look here: http://www.smartusa.com/models/electric-drive/overview.aspx

Added by sUSAi Admin on September 23, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

BoConcept Tab Live

Good news; smart has partnered with the amazing designers at BoConcept to bring you the edition BoConcept smart. Even better news; it’ll be available to own this fall. Check it out and see what happens when design meets mobility. http://smart.cr/16SgsbZ

Added by sUSAi Admin on September 17, 2013 at 1:52pm — No Comments

8th Annual City of Santa Monica Altcar Expo & Conference

As the proud owner of a 2013 smart electric drive as well as a member of smart’s Team 250, I’ve been asked to serve on the Alternative Technology Vehicle Owner Panel at the 8th Annual City of Santa Monica Altcar Expo & Conference. It’s this Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Santa Monica Civic Center, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica. My panel, hosted by Dave Kunz, Car Specialist, ABC7 Eyewitness News, is from 1:35 to 2:45. Registration is free. Parking is $10. Would love to see you…

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Added by Henry Unger on September 17, 2013 at 1:59am — No Comments

EV Crash Test Rating

Wanna know who just got an overall 4-star crash test rating? The smart electric drive, that’s who! Throw your hands up in the air, and…wait, we don’t have hands. Whatever. #SafetyFirst

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Added by sUSAi Admin on September 16, 2013 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Car2Go Minneapolis

Traveling to Minneapolis and can’t bring your smart? No problem. car2go, your smart-share extraordinaire, is expanding to the growing metropolis and bringing with it its fleet of blue and white smarts. http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/221950991.html

Added by sUSAi Admin on September 12, 2013 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Inside the revamped smartville factory

smarts are eco-friendly cars. They’re fuel efficient (or don’t run on fuel at all!), completely recyclable, and focused on making as small a carbon footprint as possible. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that their birthplace, the factory at smartville, decided to go through some extensive renovations to lower their carbon footprint and increase efficiencies wherever possible. Check out these…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on September 9, 2013 at 6:05pm — 2 Comments

InsideEV reviews the 2013 smart ED

We know that smarts are the ultimate urban vehicle. So it should come as no surprise that InsideEV has dubbed the smart electric drive “The Ideal Urban Electric.”

http://insideevs.com/2013-smart-fortwo-electric-drive-review-the-ideal-urban-electric-wvideo…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on September 4, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

Tricia’s New smart

When one smart just isn’t enough, get another! That’s what Atherton resident Tricia Young did. Her second smart is a welcome, zippy, all-electric addition to her smart family.

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Added by sUSAi Admin on September 3, 2013 at 9:33am — 1 Comment

Gas? Where we’re going we don’t need gas.

It seems like simply test driving the all-new smart electric drive gives you an electric-superiority complex. At least, that’s what happens to TV anchor Jeff Vaughn when he takes the smart electric drive for a whirl around Ann Arbor. Check out his experience: http://t.co/cTxOXfHNLH

Added by sUSAi Admin on August 23, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

smart Inspired Kickstarter is Looking to Crowd-fund a New smart Bike Rack

One enthusiastic smart fan has invented an innovative new way to stow a bike. In his words “Free2Go is the world’s lightest and most portable bike rack for smart car owners and smart car users.”

What do you guys think?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryanbattle/free2go-give-your-bike-a-ride

Added by sUSAi Admin on August 22, 2013 at 11:15am — No Comments

The true cost of an electric drive?

You can lease a smart electric drive for less than you average monthly gas costs. Don’t believe us? Then look here: bit.ly/smartED

Added by sUSAi Admin on August 14, 2013 at 4:04pm — 1 Comment

Evs are better for the environment

It’s not cheesy being green! Our friends at Renault prove that, compared to gas models, electric vehicles are better for the environment. Case closed. http://smart.cr/12R2aRn

Added by sUSAi Admin on August 12, 2013 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

smart electric drive review

“Considering its size, parking in tight spots, zipping around construction areas or making U-turns impressively in small spaces all added to the fun." The Weekly Driver took the all-new smart electric drive for a spin on the streets of SF. Check out what else they had to say: http://smart.cr/13Bendn

Added by sUSAi Admin on August 2, 2013 at 12:03pm — No Comments

2009 Smart For Two makes a farting noise when idling

My Smart Passion has been making a "farting" noise when it idles.  This has been going on for months.  The dealer can not figure it out.  It seems to be happening when the AC is on.  Hoping someone else has had this problem and fixed it.  Any ideas out there?  The dealer has tightened the suspension, changed the brakes and the rotors.  Nothing has helped yet.  

Added by Karen Wilford on August 1, 2013 at 4:09pm — 1 Comment

smart electric drive generation differences

Hi, Insiders. There have been several questions about the differences between the previous version of the smart electric drive and the current model year. Outside of a few aesthetic differences, check out the chart below to see some of the technical changes:…

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Added by Mark Webster on July 17, 2013 at 7:20pm — 2 Comments

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