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 —
I FOUND A 2007 HONDA FIT FOR 10,000 AND BOUGHT IT. I FIGURED A 2YR WAIT MIGHT BE COMING...
ANYWAY I AM GETTING 32 MPG CITY 38-40 HWY.
Added by JOHN CLARK on June 16, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Only question to ask yourself on the election day is
Who will drive and like the Smart Car more
Added by J L Reese on June 16, 2008 at 11:23pm —
We are getting really good at waiting. It's a good thing that we never run out of stuff to do. I expect to wait many more months for my smart, but in one respect, that's a good thing. I am more aware of what's going on in the auto manufacturing world - I can keep an eye on who's getting greener in production and recyclabilitiy, who's putting out new vehicles with better mileage, etc. Of course, the risk (to the smart corp) is that I'll find something better - great mileage, greener production,… Continue
Added by RD on June 16, 2008 at 10:36pm —
Today i got my Smart car back from Chandler, AZ...that is a 2 hour drive from Tucson. I picked it up on 27 May and in the last week and a half was having occ. trouble with the gear shift stitcking. Finally on Friday morning I couldn't get it past neutral and also couldn't get it turned off or the key out! I called the Smart people and they sent a two truck. This morning the man told my husband that they have been trouble with that a lot because they should have been lubricated at the port and… Continue
Added by Barbara Lewis on June 16, 2008 at 10:31pm —
I've had so many people ask me to keep them updated on how things are going with my smart fortwo. It's great that we have this site now and I can post a blog for them to check out when they like.
I've had my car for three months now and just turned over 6600 miles today. I've taken it on road trips and commuted with it every day. As an engineering consultant, I work out of the client's office most of the week, so 4 days a week I have a 10 mile commute to the client and on Friday's I… Continue
Added by Chris Weiler on June 16, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Just a few weeks ago I have added my first accessory to my vehicle. I decided to buy the divider for the Passion. At 1st, I thought it would be easy to install. As I open the box and begin to work on it, I realized this was not for a small city mechanic to do.
It required for you to remove all the panels from the rear roof of the vehicle. Then you have to use a template to position the holes for where you have to install the brackets. After installing the brackets, you must make sure… Continue
Added by J L Reese on June 16, 2008 at 10:10pm —
Well, the salesman told me that owning a smart would be like being a rock star! People would pay attention to me and gather round the smart. He was certainly right about that! I was followed through town and when I got to my destination, the car following me came right up behind me, and the lady driving said, "Hey we need to ask you some questions about your car. I am from the paper and we want to do an article on you and your new car!" The next week a half page article and a wonderful picture… Continue
Added by Barb on June 16, 2008 at 9:34pm —
what is the cost of the oil change @ the 10000 mile check up? Also, has anyone experienced any extra/hidden or added on costs?
Added by pam on June 16, 2008 at 8:51pm —
I received delivery of my SMART in February, then hit the road to promote my new novel. 10,000 miles later and our love affair has only grown stronger... (Actually, I knew it would be this way - when living in Europe a few years back I was a SMART owner.) Today, my 10K check-up indicator came on. I've needed to get it in for service anyway - I keep forgetting to fully tighten my gas tank lid and the engine light is now permanently on. One of the the problems being an airheaded (420) author type… Continue
Added by Kevin May on June 16, 2008 at 8:13pm —
I chose my yellow and black Passion for the very distinct reason that I would prefer people looking at me and hitting some else!! It stands out a lot more than other colours on the highway here.
Secondly, does everyone have the issue of having to add about 15 minutes to each trip to stop and talk with people who are fascinated by this cutie?? Shouldn't we be on some sort of commission or point system for every conversion? Service discount, car wash?
Added by MDB on June 16, 2008 at 7:58pm —
Visit my impatience and my trials and tribulations for waiting for my White/Silver Cabrio at:
But, I will also post some stuff here as well.
Added by pwbapro on June 16, 2008 at 7:11pm —
How long have you waited to get your Smart? Unfortantely, I signed up in April and was told it may take up to six months. I'm still holding out hope that it won't be that long. I saw some people waitied over a year before taking delivery of their Smart.
I wonder why its taking so long for Smart cars to make it to the States. There are plenty of well established Mercedes dealership here and I would think that Mercedes would have no trouble running things smoothly. I haven't gotten a… Continue
Added by Chris on June 16, 2008 at 6:21pm —