All Blog Posts Tagged 'belle' (15)

Been A While

Long time since I've visited the site. LOTS of messages to pour through.



So I've had Blue Belle for well over a year now. She's been to Gulfport Mississippi a couple of times, New Orleans Louisiana, Kansas, and a few other shorter trips. She drives like a champ!



I'm really very happy with Blue Belle. Made a few tweaks with an aftermarket horn and HID headlights. Also added the color matched fuel door cover and color matched lug caps. She's almost perfect. I've pampered her… Continue

Added by angel on June 9, 2009 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Finally Delivered

So after 18 months the smart fortwo that I reserved and configured finally came in. It came in last week and we picked it up on Friday. It's staying in the family just not in our garage or driveway. The man persons brother took delivery. I drove to Louisiana to pick him up and bring him to the Dallas dealership.



There is NO WAY I could have waited this long. I'm so glad I got my lil orphan Blue Belle when I did. Though I did see a lovely lil white cabriolet orphan on the floor there.… Continue

Added by angel on November 12, 2008 at 12:40am — 4 Comments

smart art

It only took me 6 months. But I finally painted Blue Belle. I guess it's because she's a car and not a glass a wine that it took so long. Yep. I paint wine. A big jump for me to have tried this. I have to admit I picked the easiest picture first. Here's the picture {kinda sorta} but it's been cropped for the motivational poster.







It's acrylic on canvas. Now I guess I'll have to try and… Continue

Added by angel on October 22, 2008 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

What To Expect ...

So the car I configured is coming in soon. And I'm trying to rack my brain about key points I should mention. I figure my post way back when about "Smart Car Dumb Questions" would be a good start. I'm starting this blog post to get a list for him based on my experiences. {And others experiences if anyone cares to chime in.} He's in a small town in the middle of Louisiana and there's only one other one that he knows of near him. So he'll still get lots of attention.



I'm in Dallas/Fort… Continue

Added by angel on October 17, 2008 at 11:04pm — 3 Comments

I Can't Believe It .... {another mpg post}

Ever been one of those folks on a forum hearing how folks are getting great mpg but for the life of you .... you can't manage to get near the top folks? I'm usually the one scratching my head and beating the keyboard screaming and muttering about my mpg in comparison.



I have to admit there have been a few times I worried about Belle.



I have tracked each and every single solitary fillup. Every drop. Every penny. I keep an Excel file on my computer. It's got the formula's in… Continue

Added by angel on October 15, 2008 at 12:51am — 12 Comments

Luv My Orphan

So back in April {on the 20th to be exact} I adopted my Blue Belle. Belle has been a lil gem. I like to think of her as my lil sapphire. ~soft smiles~



Last month we got a call from our local dealership ... the 30 day call. ~stiffeled giggles~ Already they called to move the delivery date. For those who don't know .... The 30 day window of pick up starts from the call NOT from delivery at the dealership.



So I have the orphan. Part of me… Continue

Added by angel on October 14, 2008 at 12:08am — 4 Comments

Neighbor recognized the car and not me!

Last night we went to dinner with some friends. These friends happened to have tickets to the Rangers baseball game. We met for dinner at Mercado Juarez near the ballpark. Since he had a parking pass I was going to leave my car at the restaurant and we were going to ride to the stadium with them. Of course the restaurant had up a "Towing Enforced" sign.



Then I saw a familiar face. Looked like the neighbor across the street in front of our house. Though I've only met him once. I see… Continue

Added by angel on August 17, 2008 at 8:02pm — 3 Comments

smarts and bikers

I've ran across lots of members thus far who say, "I ride too!"

So it made sense for there to be a group for bikers here.



http://www.smartusainsider.com/group/smartbikers



Just the other day I was riding down the road in my smart. And a guy was heading the other direction on his motorcycle. He gave me the motorcycle… Continue

Added by angel on August 1, 2008 at 8:59pm — 6 Comments

Almost Accidents

I still kind of hold my breath at times. Sometimes I honk the horn hoping to bring someone back to reality. I've learned it's not uncommon to see almost accidents when driving the smart fortwo. Blue Belle attracts a lot of attention. It can be flattering. At other times it can be scary.



Today I was on the way home. I was minding my own business when I noticed a small pickup truck. It slowed and pulled behind me. It pulled left. Then it pulled right. Then it started to inch up… Continue

Added by angel on July 29, 2008 at 6:00pm — 9 Comments

Describe The smart In One Word

Intriguing.



Some seem to love it. Some seem to dislike it. Some question its safety. But most everyone seems to find the smart intriguing.



Maybe it’s the novelty of being new on the roads here in the US. Maybe it’s because the smart is so small. Or maybe it’s just because the smart is so different from anything else here in the US. Maybe it’s the design and how when looking at the smart from the front she just seems to smile at everyone.



On the… Continue

Added by angel on July 24, 2008 at 8:37am — 14 Comments

smart car. Dumb Questions. Part 2.

Part 1 here.





Aren’t you scared to ride in that thing?

Only if you were driving.



I wouldn’t be caught dead in one of those!

Good. I’m running out of room for the bodies.



How much does it cost?

I explain the base price, mid model {point to mine} price and convertible price.

But how much does YOURS… Continue

Added by angel on July 20, 2008 at 12:02am — 17 Comments

Prius encounter

So today I'm out doing errands. :D

I was at the liquor store getting ready to leave when a Prius parks beside me. I finish loading the rear and they get out to talk to me and look at the smart. Then they tell me how the Prius isn't getting the mileage they expected. Turns out they do a lot of highway driving. Supposedly you get better mileage with slower speeds when the battery is powering the car. I have to admit. I was feeling a bit proud of my lil smart when Prius owners were impressed… Continue

Added by angel on July 16, 2008 at 8:33pm — 4 Comments

Windshield Information

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 — 8 Comments

smart car. Dumb Questions.

At the gas station putting fuel in my lil smart someone asks,

Is that one of them electric cars?

Yep. I often enjoy putting gasoline in my electric car.

The first time they realized what they'd said. The second person then went on to ask,

Where is the battery?

I left it home today. That's why I have to put gas in it.



As many of us have heard,

What if you get hit by a truck?

I've been riding a Harley for years. No one has ever… Continue

Added by angel on June 30, 2008 at 11:36am — 31 Comments

Talked with Dave Schembri

Background:

Reserved 20 May 07

Visited dealership and asked to be on orphan list Jan 08.

Configured 1 March 08.

Estimated Date of Delivery Nov 07 - Jan 08.

Wrote a letter and mailed off 5 copies to 5 addresses on 6 April 08 to Roger Penske.

Adopted an orphan 19 April 08 and took delivery 21 April 08 with dealer added options of pin striping, window tint and LoJack.

Last week got a FedEx pkg letter from Dave Schembri.



The rest of the story:

I… Continue

Added by angel on June 26, 2008 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

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