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!
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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"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:…Continue
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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
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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
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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…Continue
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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. #SafetyFirstContinue
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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
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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…Continue
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.”Continue
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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.Continue
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
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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?
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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
“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
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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.
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:…Continue
I’m Mark Webster, the new General Manager of smart USA. I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, while I continue to get to know many of you. My journey with the Mercedes-Benz family began in 2001 as Market Manager for the San Francisco region. By 2006, I had moved to the Pre-Owned Sales team and eventually became the GM for Pre-Owned and Fleet Sales Operations. I’m thrilled to be making the transition to smart, and am looking forward to all the great things…Continue
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Are you at smart Nationals? (http://www.smartusainsider.com/events/smart-car-nationals) Post your photos and videos here on Insider, we’d love to see them! We’ll pick some of our favorites and create one big smart Nationals 2013 photo album for everyone to enjoy.
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