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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

Hello smart USA Insiders

Hi Insiders,

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…

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Added by Mark Webster on July 13, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments

smart Nationals

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.

Added by sUSAi Admin on July 10, 2013 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Welcome Team 250 Members

Please join us in welcoming to smart USA Insider the members of smart Team 250. While many of them have been part of Insider for some while, a few are experiencing this community for the first time.

In case you’re wondering who the Team 250 members are, they were the first people in America to lease the second-generation smart electric drive.  Feel free to start a conversation with them. They’re a great resource for your electric drive-related questions, or for swapping stories, tips…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on July 8, 2013 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Name these tridion cell colors

Itching for new colors on your smart? Then get excited because two new tridion safety cell colors are on their way for model year 2014. Just like we did for “Buzz” and most recently “Cocoa”,  we want you, the Insiders, to help us name them. You'll create the official names that will appear on future vehicles. Check out the samples below and tell us your suggestions in the comments, now…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on June 28, 2013 at 5:32pm — 34 Comments

Cocoa's Monroney Label Reveal

You voted to give me a name. And now it’s official. Check out my Birth Certificate, aka my Monroney Label. (You know, that sticker on every new car with all the vehicle information). Thanks to the Insiders for helping make the final call on my new identity.…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on June 28, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

The smartville Sweepstakes

Good news; smart has partnered with the amazing designers at BoConcept to bring you the smartville collection. Even better news; now you can win some for yourself. Pin your vision of urban mobility and style and you could win accessories from the smartville collection. smart inspired. BoConcept designed. It’s home décor on a whole new scale. Enter here.…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on June 26, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What’s the Fun Calculator?

The smart electric drive has many advantages. Did you know it can help you attend space camp…twice? Or maybe you’d rather spend the weekend on a private island. It’s all possible when you start saving on gas and spending on fun. To help you find your fun potential, we’ve created the Fun Calculator: a handy guide for spending your newfound mini-fortune. No matter what type of driver you are, there’s endless fun to be had. Just click, calculate, and enjoy:…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on June 14, 2013 at 9:44am — No Comments

Help name this smart

Sweet, smooth, satisfying, addicting. Check out our latest smart limited edition. With it's deep, dark chocolate exterior, it's a complete package and guaranteed to turn heads. There's only one problem – it doesn't have a name. We need your help to get out of this sticky situation. Visit our Facebook page (http://smart.cr/10T8f3n) and post your suggestions in the comments. Our product team will pick the top 5, and Insiders will have the…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on May 16, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments

smart drive iPhone App Upgrade

We’ve updated the smart drive app.

In addition to familiar functions and applications the new 2.0 version comes with all the these useful tools:

- New User Interface

- New Navigation engine which uses Open Street Maps

- Smart Feed

- Weather (current weather conditions and 2 day forecast at current location)

- Smart Parking (user generated Smart Parking Spots and Regular Parking Garages)

- Events

- Facebook social layer

- car2go…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on May 14, 2013 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

smart electric drive BYO

The all-new smart electric drive charges onto the smart configurator on smartusa.com. Shhh…we haven’t told too many people yet. We’re giving our Insiders the heads-up before everyone else finds out. Have fun and let us know what you build here on Insider! http://smart.cr/10q5zpe

Added by sUSAi Admin on May 8, 2013 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

battery assurance plus℠

New to the whole electric thing? Generally afraid of commitment? We’ve got a solution for you: rent the battery. Seriously. Purchase, finance, or lease a smart electric drive and we’ll rent you the battery, guaranteeing its capacity level and covering your annual battery maintenance costs for 10 years. And if you need a replacement battery during your rental term, it’s on us. How’s that for peace of mind?

Contact your local smart center for more information:…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on May 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

smart funtestdrive itinerary

smart has wrapped the first stop on the funtestdrive tour, but we’ve got 10 more to go! If you’re planning on stopping by and test driving an all-new smart electric drive, here’s some of the great stuff you can expect:

Portland, OR

-  PDX artists Derrick Villalpando and Thomas Hooker design a custom wrap.…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on May 1, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

smart electric drive specifications

A fleet of all-new smart electric drives (including "Ed," http://twitter.com/smartusaed) is making its way across the US as part of smart's funtestdrive tour (http://smartcarfundrive.com/). These fully electric vehicles are decked out with crystal white body panels and electric green tridion safety cells. Below is the smart electric drive's product codes and design…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on April 30, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments

Meet Ed, an all-new smart electric drive

Hello? Is it me you’re looking for? I’m Ed, an all-new smart electric drive. I’m touring the country with smart’s funtestdrive, and I’m looking for love. Well, an owner, to be precise. The charge to my battery. The lithium to my ion. Follow me on Twitter (@smartUSAEd) as I go on speed dates and other shenanigans in search of “the one” for my fortwo. First up is L.A. Will I find my heart in Hollywood? Will it be you? Stay tuned.…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on April 19, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

So did we ever determine if Paul is still working on smart cars and where?

So did we ever determine if Paul is still working on smart cars and where?

Added by Chris Mitchell on April 8, 2013 at 1:02pm — No Comments

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