The August 2008 Consumers Reports magazine had a "First Look" at the Smart ForTwo. The reviewer used some poorly chosen words to describe a few of his opinions, so I took exception with the following eMail:
I read with interest your First Look of the New Smart ForTwo (August 2008). Happily, I am an owner of this most unusual car. While your reviewer made some good observations (the ride is horrendous), he also made some judgments which are both nonobjective and downright… Continue
Added by Bill Lynch on July 7, 2008 at 1:38pm —
Would like to meet fellow Smart owners to socialize and cruise with. Contact me at 610-966-2505 or on the web at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by bill bessman on July 7, 2008 at 11:00am —
Once again we had a great experience at the Round Rock smart Center. They know we have 4 kids (ages 3, almost 4, 8 and 11) so they are always eager to help get us on our way. Our boys and girls now each have a smart car baseball hat with "Open your mind" on the brim . White for the boys and pink for the girls. I'll have to get a black one next time we visit the RR smart center. These hats are very high quality and I can highly recommend them. A HUGE bonus for us is that there is NO velcro on… Continue
Added by Rmichael on July 6, 2008 at 9:20am —
We just delivered our 100th smart out of the Albuquerque smart center! We have had a fun filled six months since we opened for business. It has been a blast to meet all of the smart owners, reservation holders and fans. It is hard to imagine that a year ago the smart USA roadshow was here and we hadn't even started construction on the biggest smart center in the US. We have a great team here at smart center Albuquerque that is just as passionate about the brand as our… Continue
Added by smart center Albuquerque on July 5, 2008 at 6:59pm —
I have had my Smart Cabriolet since May 29th. I just love it! I was able to order the 3rd choice for a personalized plate - FL thought SmartAs was profanity - well I NEVER! lol, but I got Smarty. It's not here yet but it will be soon. I went with the all black car knowing that would leave me options to cutie it up even more. I'm working on that factor now. It doesn't pay for me to stop in a rush anywhere, cuz everyone wants to know more and look inside, etc. You know the drill. I have people… Continue
Added by Pashnit1 on July 5, 2008 at 4:48pm —
Well, we've had "the Tardis" for a little over two months now. Helen took it cross country to Pennsylvania to pick up our niece for her annual visit with us. She said she had a blast driving it out there and coming back. Lots of stares on the turnpike, and lots of conversations at the rest stops. Helen also related the following anecdote, "I was driving and saw a group holding up signs for a $5.00 car wash as a fundraiser. When they saw the Smart coming toward them, they both started yelling,… Continue
Added by Art & Helen on July 5, 2008 at 2:30pm —
I almost didn't blog this for fear of being flamed but here goes.
I was only on the orphan list (had my reservation) for one month before I got my smart car. Everyone on the Round Rock Center's orphan list got an email last Sat. morning stating that they had a smart that was not ordered (reserved) and therefore not orphaned but available unencumbered and first come first served. I got the email 30 min after it was sent and I was out the door with all 4 kids and partner in tow 30 min… Continue
Added by Rmichael on July 5, 2008 at 11:30am —
Well, tomorrow we're off to Round Rock smart Center for a few items. We need a sun shield for the windshield really badly, we're in Texas after all. We are gonna buy the rubber floor mats and probably make an appt. to get his windows tinted. I imagine that those are some of the most common upgrades people make. Here's a picture of the trunk organizer we're using until we find something more worthy.
We've both enjoyed talking about our little smart to people with questions at the… Continue
Added by Rmichael on July 4, 2008 at 8:04pm —
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Here is a quick lesson in the difference between the competitors product and EcoTek-1
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Added by Alchemy1.net on July 4, 2008 at 12:30pm —
One of my favorite things is going around town with the top down in my Cabrio! The sacrfice is that we lose mileage because of it (less aero-dynamic, more wind drag), but I like to live on the wild and free side! hehehe!
I luv the fact that you can uncover the top with the remote key. One observation is that you have to put the key in the ignition in order to completely drop the back, additionally you have to have the key in the ignition in & hold the button down in order to lift… Continue
Added by J1m404 on July 3, 2008 at 10:09pm —
My MSU senior Spartan son needed to trade cars so he could get his Grand Prix brakes repaired locally at a much reduced price. It was fixed within 48 hours but he doesn't want to trade me back! Help!
Added by Suzie on July 3, 2008 at 10:01am —
Interesting thing happend as we came home yesterday... before I go on, I'd like to say that I'm not a "neighborly" person by any stretch of the imagination. Not that I'm rude but more of a hermit in a sense. We come home, we get in the house, and the front door rarely opens after that. I don't even like to answer the door when the Jehovah Witnesses come by with their little Watchtower magazines telling me I won't have a one way ticket to heaven unless I convert.
I do, wave at the… Continue
Added by J1m404 on July 3, 2008 at 12:39am —
Tonight, on the way home from iKea, some guy was beep beep beeping his horn behind me. After traveling in stop and go construction traffic I was in no mood, but when he pulled up beside me with his window rolled down and that eager look on his 20 something year old face motioning for me to roll down my window I couldn't resist. I rolled the passenger window. My son was with me and grinning the whole time.
The guy yelled, "What kinda car is that"?
I yelled back, "A smart… Continue
Added by Rmichael on July 2, 2008 at 10:58pm —
JUST GOT MY COVER BID AT EBAY MOTORS AND GOT ONE NOW NEED TO KNOW IF WE CAN KEEP CAR COVED WHEN WE TOW BEHIND RV CAN ANYONE TELL ME
Added by Peg on July 2, 2008 at 6:30pm —
Like many others here, I get a lot of questions about my lil smart fortwo. I've had people follow me into stores and even wait for me to come back out. Early on I had heard about how others left slips of paper with information on them in a plastic bag on their windshields. I did not want to deal with slips of paper that would need to periodically need to be replaced. So I printed off one sheet, put it in a clear protective sleeve and put it in the windshield. Today I updated and edited my own… Continue
Added by angel on July 2, 2008 at 12:09am —
Saw a Black Smart today on our way home! That's the first time I've seen a black one in real life. We actually have one on order. After we adopted our orphan, we decided to still keep it on order just in case.
Added by J1m404 on July 1, 2008 at 11:30pm —
well, it looks like either my reservation number was not high enough, or I did not answer soon enough for the "orphans list". It's crazy how much I want this car. I am a pretty patient guy, especially when you consider I have already been waiting for 8 years, but I would like to be able to go to my local dealership and pic up one now. I am having the same issue with the Iphone, I waited the year for the 3-g model to come out and now I am going to pick one up on july 11th.
It's also… Continue
Added by AndyB on July 1, 2008 at 7:30am —
HELLO EVERYONE WAITING FOR THEIR SMART CAR. HOW DO I FIND OUT MY DELIVERY DATE? I HAVE NO IDEA, HELP NEEDED. THANKS, STEVE
Added by steven bernstein on June 30, 2008 at 6:07pm —
After a bit of orphan list drama last night (first they had the car, and then they didn't), I got another call this morning saying that they did indeed have a car available for me! I'll be stopping by the Seattle Smart Center on my home tonight to take care of all the paper work and all that good stuff and I AM EXCITED!
The orphan isn't exactly what I had planned on getting, but I'm willing to make a few sacrifices for the ability to enjoy a Smart car 6 months earlier than estimated.
Added by Phill Ramey on June 30, 2008 at 4:01pm —
Keep hearing about the last four numbers i think on reservation does this tell you where you are on list for your DD and is this the right number or is there another number
Added by Peg on June 30, 2008 at 1:52pm —