In 2006, I purchased a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am for my son.
My son is tall, and continued to grow. He is 6'7 and has outgrown the Grand Am. He does not drive much, so we let him drive our 2003 Suburban, and I have been driving the Grand Am.
I was considering a VW Jetta or Paasat with a deisel engine, but was just thinking.
However, after filling up the Suburban and my 4X4 diesel crew cab truck recently, I started to consider a more economical… Continue
Added by adstx19 on June 20, 2008 at 1:30pm —
We have a Passion Coupe ordered sinse summer of 2007. And some how during the earlier ordering process we were lost, but found in February of 2008. Our delivery date is around September of 2009. I let it go until last month and decided that I would call and see if there were any Orphans around. We give them a color preference and standard options. Two weeks later I got a call that there is one availible with color choice. We crused up to Penski in Phoenix. Within 2 hours I was headed back to… Continue
Added by Eileen Markley on June 20, 2008 at 11:57am —
I just moved into my new home. The garage is an old one, built in 1949. It has two heavy sliding doors, each one locking with a padlock on either side of the garage.
I had parked my Smart in the garage on one side. My wife backed out our other car from the other side but had neglected to unlock my side of the garage. So I simply did a U-turn in my garage and drove out the other door after turning around.
I love how small and nimble the car is.
Added by Richard Bliss on June 20, 2008 at 12:46am —
My frreakin car is commin soon.......... i'll be back.
Added by peter on June 19, 2008 at 11:30pm —
I went to the dealers and they let me test drive one of the Smart Car they had in the dealership.
It made me want one even more. I really am so excited about this car. I am waiting to here when mine will
come. When it finial get here I know it will be everything I want it to be. And anyway go things come to whom
Added by Marie Lee on June 19, 2008 at 4:30pm —
I was so excited when I got the call from the dealer telling me they had an orphan Passion Coupe I shouted into my phone "I WANT IT".
I didn't even ask what color it was or what options it had on it all I knew was in a few hours I would finally have my Smart Car. As soon as I hung up the phone I called my husband and told him to take his lunch break (it was 10am) and tell the boss he was taking a long one. He came and got me about 30 minutes later and we went downtown Atlanta to the only… Continue
Added by Colleen on June 19, 2008 at 3:44pm —
My husband was enjoying the commotion of riding in my car until about two weeks ago. We had to run two errands in opposite directions so he took his beautiful SLK320 and I had my SMART. As luck would have it, I ended up behind him on our route home. As everyone was pointing to my car, not his - as is usual - he asked me to be sure not to drive behind him anymore!! The spotlight is only so big.
Added by Julie D. Fristensky on June 19, 2008 at 3:43pm —
It will take about a year for me to get my smart.
But, I knew if I waited that long, all the good personalized license plates for smarts would be gone for the state of Texas. Some, unfortunately, already were. But, I did get the vanity plate BE SMRT (Texas allows only 6 characters for a license plate.) So my advice is to act now, even though you don't have your car yet to get the vanity plate that you want for your state. Keep in touch1 Allen, Austin, TX
Added by Txharleyman on June 19, 2008 at 11:37am —
I just found out that my sister and her husband rented a smart while they were on Santorini. He's 6'4" and had plenty of room!
I have a very looooooooong wait for my smart. I haven't seen one up close yet. I did see one out on Hwy 93 heading east while I was heading west. That's the closest I've been to one.
I saw a picture of one in a magazine about two months ago. I'm going to watch The Divinci Code again. There are many small cars out there, but none are as cute.
Added by Kate Woody on June 19, 2008 at 1:17am —
Smart Car coming soon...3 months to go and counting! Can't wait! Jana =)
Added by JDawson on June 19, 2008 at 12:47am —
Well, today was the day and I am now past 1000 miles. I am now past my break-in period, whatever that means. MIsmart is running really well, and loves to get out and fly down the road. I continue to be asked questions all the time and the #1 is, "Where do you plug it in?" They all think it is electric for some reason. #2 "Aren't you afraid to drive on the freeway? Don't the big trucks blow you over?" I can't wait to bump into a fellow smartie and pass along that knowing smile and thumbs up!… Continue
Added by Barb on June 18, 2008 at 6:01pm —
Before my Smart Car was ever delivered, I had to promise the Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade Chairman that I would indeed drive my new car in his annual parade. Fortunately, my car arrived two weeks prior to the parade. Better yet, my Smart Car was in the third position in the parade...only behind the U.S. Color Guard and the Elmhurst Fire Chief. It was quite an honor, that's for sure. Since I was able to secure the SMARTT license plate, that caught the attention of the parade… Continue
Added by Betsy Hanisch on June 18, 2008 at 11:53am —
Has anybody studied what can be done to increase the speed of gear changes? I read that there is a solution avail. in the UK...Any details?
Added by Laurent on June 18, 2008 at 6:31am —
I keep a blog on my web site. It's at www.itibitismart.com. The direct link is http://www.itibitismart.com/blog.htm. Or you can click here
Added by Billo on June 17, 2008 at 10:00pm —
...of course I can wait, but its hard. I just searched the other smartinsider members and saw another wilmingtonian with 'my car'. Same colors. Oh well, that's what I get for waiting so long to put in my reservation.
Added by Allana on June 17, 2008 at 9:43pm —
Thanks for your comments, fellow enthusiasts. I wish I could believe that smart was really worried about lost sales. If production simply cannot meet demand, for whatever reason, the lengthy queue proves that they don't have to worry about selling every unit they can produce.
If we take the wait as an opportunity to make even smarter choices, then we have served ourselves and each other well indeed. I think manufacturers finally got the message - anything under 30 mpg is no longer… Continue
Added by RD on June 17, 2008 at 7:50pm —
Does anyone know if it is possible to buy a used diesel fortwo in Canada and bring it to the U.S. ?
Added by Christopher Davis on June 17, 2008 at 9:55am —
Now that i finally did it and signed up on the waiting list, I realize that i hate to wait. I have been waiting since 6/10 and it already feels like forever. Maybe it is my SoCal impatience, but this is worse than waiting at a red light on a side street. Does anyone know how long it really takes before you are behind the wheel, from the time that you signed up?
Please tell me it is within 6 months!!!
Added by Rocky on June 17, 2008 at 4:03am —
I love how this company is selling an entire new lifestyle to their owners/future owners... I really hope that this process goes by faster cause i really want to drive down Collins with the top down.
Added by Gomez on June 17, 2008 at 2:46am —
Waiting,waiting,waiting since April 07. Very jealous reading about all you folks having a ball with your new machines. Well, when I get mine it will be new and yours will be used!.LOL
Added by Bob Shelman on June 17, 2008 at 1:42am —