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I had my car for almost two months now and it has been back to the dealer a number of times with electrical problems. The latest for over a week and not sure when I will get my car Back. The latest problem started when the gas gauge started blinking (and stayed blinking) after filling up. The service manager told me that they found that the fuel pump is causing the problem and has to be replaced and they are not sure when one is due in as they are on backorder from Smart. The other problems… Continue

Added by Peter Livolsi on July 10, 2008 at 9:52pm — 4 Comments

Stop touching! (or ranty, ranty, rant)

Seriously. I feel like a stripper, I swear to God. Everywhere I go, I'm discouraging people from touching. "Look, don't touch, please." And I'm not even getting dollars in a g-string for my trouble! I'm going to start charging people $5 every time they touch my smart.

I'm sick to death of the hand prints and face marks on my car. Leave it alone. I know my car rocks. That's why I bought it. Its coolness is not an open invitation to rub your greasy, covetous hands all over it. I'm just… Continue

Added by rozz on July 10, 2008 at 6:37pm — 4 Comments


AM I EXCITED GOT THE TAG ORDERED TODAY!!!! and guess what? they had what I wanted
the name of my car [ O2CUTE ] IT'S TRUE every day I say to my grandchildren IT'S YOUR LUCKY DAY today was mine

Added by Joyce on July 10, 2008 at 3:50pm — No Comments


The past two times I filled my Passion Coupe and calculated the mileage...24 mpg. I have been running the AC and thought that might be the problem but the service folks at the local dealer had no suggestions or ideas.

I am

Added by Louis Borgenicht on July 10, 2008 at 1:26pm — 10 Comments

USED /Pre ownes Smart car

Yesterday I was riding down the road and out side of a car dealer I spotted a smart car Covert which was preowned. I stop and asked the salesman what was the asking price??? Are you ready $29,999.00


Added by Joseph J Bechta Sr on July 10, 2008 at 11:45am — 7 Comments

After 14 months ,IT"S HERE!!!

Just took delivery of my new Smart Passion coupe yesterday in San Antonio. What a dynoooomite car. I've been involved with import European cars for close to 40 years, including Ferrari's, and this is one of the coolest cars I've owned in years!!! It was well worth the 14 month wait!

Check out my Bantam Smart car trailers at... , sorry for the plug, but some of you will need my product. Some of us will pull these little beauties behind motorhomes, and some of… Continue

Added by Winston "Flash" Gordon on July 10, 2008 at 10:49am — No Comments

Why I like smart USA insider

I belong to 3 other smart forums and I use one other forum (full of technical info and brilliant people) all the time but "insider" is my favorite. It's a community. It's full of people who love the smart BECAUSE of it's idiosyncrasies while other forums are full of people who love the smart IN SPITE of it's idiosyncrasies (faults). That distinction makes for a different tone to the forum, at least for me. Maybe this site will, once heavily populated, get that same tone but for now it's a… Continue

Added by Rmichael on July 10, 2008 at 9:14am — 7 Comments

72 hours from now, a smart fortwo comes home

Well, the financing is pretty much wrapped up. Saturday morning I will be taking delivery of my Blue/Silver/Black Cabriolet! At the moment it seems kinda unreal but most of the footwork has been completed. Tomorrow, an early morning call to the Credit Union ... and a visit at lunch to pick up the draft. They told me their underwriter would only go 100% and to lend me enough to drive off the lot would be 109%. That means I had to secure what amounts to the sales tax from another source ... but… Continue

Added by Victor on July 9, 2008 at 10:30pm — 8 Comments


We have a trip planned for the middle of Aug to middle of Sept from Portland, OR to Rice Lake, Wisconsin for two SmartCars. Are there any SmartCar groups meeting during that time period? We would love to meet up with you. Linda

Added by Linda Tininenko on July 9, 2008 at 9:12am — No Comments


I have been told that the Smart Car requires Premium gasoline. Please say it ain't so. The engine is under-powered, and the ride is harsh and uncomfortable. Any owners out there want to comment?

Added by Harry Neff on July 9, 2008 at 3:49am — 36 Comments

Got Our Personalized Plate

Our little Smart Car isn't due to be delivered until this fall, but we already have his personalized license plate. Look for our little yellow and black dude around San Antonio this fall with his tag "INSTYN". Can't wait! Drove a demo model a week or so ago and already experienced the "standing out in a crowd" feeling. Had a big SUV drive dangerously close behind and beside us, with folks pointing, smiling, and giving thumbs up!

Added by Tad n TJ Corgill on July 8, 2008 at 10:47pm — 2 Comments

Visiting the Relatives

Today I went to the Smart car dealership and looked at the cars again. We just cannot wait for ours to be delivered and it is hard to imagine waiting so long for a car. While there, I bought a tiny little replica of the real thing for $15 for my desk to remind us of the little hatchling that is under construction. Then I drove away in my fuel sucking SUV and headed straight to the gas station.

Added by SmartyMarty on July 8, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Northern Virginia Owners

I live in Manassas,Va. I have seen one other Smart car around town. Hopefully there are more.
Sure would like to meet others to chat with. LOVE my 2cute

Added by Joyce on July 8, 2008 at 8:20pm — 9 Comments

Delivery Dates

I see where some members have seen a timeline for delivery dates greater than 90 days out? Where can I find this information?

Added by D Brown on July 8, 2008 at 5:02pm — 10 Comments

First Central Texas meet-n-drive planned (July 19th)

I LOVE driving my smart sooo much that I planned the first Central Texas meet-n-drive. Finally a Central Texas Cruise. An Austin meet-n-drive. The first one! Saturday July 19th. We'll meet on the deck of Central Market North (CM) at 10am, chat-n-snack a little, then drive. We have a terrific photo op planned for our short drive (send me a private email and I'll divulge the secret). We'll drive a little around Austin, see and be seen by the natives then end the ride at CM (or nearby school… Continue

Added by Rmichael on July 8, 2008 at 4:48pm — 6 Comments

4 door SMARTs and SMART sports in Italy

I was surprised to see 4 door models and 1 really cool sports model in Italy recently.

Added by Smarttom on July 8, 2008 at 4:40pm — 6 Comments

Northern California SMART Clubs??

Anyone out there in NorCal interested in forming a club for Smart owners? Is there one already?

Added by Chris Thompson on July 8, 2008 at 4:27pm — 5 Comments

It is a good thing that I am retired because no matter where I go I have to spend 15 minutes showing and talking about my Suzi

It is a good thing that I am retired because no matter where I go I have to spend 15 minutes showing and talking about my Suzi Continue

Added by barbara ciocchetti on July 8, 2008 at 4:23pm — 6 Comments

What to do, what to do...

I want to fancify my smart. I just can't decided on what to do.

Should I add a wind-up key? A wrap job? New prism paint? Adorn it with smart-related bumper stickers?

Should I use it as billboard space? Maybe make some money?

I'll be all but settled on something, and then I'll look at Domo. And nothing seems quite right. Nothing matches him. He's a sweet little car, my blue and black smartie. Sweet and simple. I guess he'll stay how he is for now. At least, until… Continue

Added by rozz on July 8, 2008 at 3:54pm — 3 Comments

My New Plate!

I got my new plate yesterday and got it on quickly. I posted that and also posted a picture taken at Bloomfield smart Center in Michigan. Do those cars belong to any of you? I just loved seeing all of them together! I am over 1500 miles and really love driving my smart. It is just such a joy to jump in and go!

People are getting used to seeing me now and the questions are becoming a little less. But I still get asked what it is and how many miles per gallon does it get? Luckily, I do love… Continue

Added by Barb on July 8, 2008 at 9:49am — 3 Comments

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