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Livin the Smart life

The more I drive our cabriolet Smart (purchased Oct 09), the more I like it. Our Smart is our only car. We are empty nesters, and the Smart's size is just right for my wife and I. When our son visits, or relatives visit, we rent a sedan for a few days. If we need to haul something, say garden supplies, we rent a pickup truck for the day. But let me tell you, the Smart is plenty big for the two of us, and it drives nicely, and the fuel economy is great. And, with a cabriolet and living in East… Continue

Added by Vol Smart on January 20, 2010 at 6:56pm — 3 Comments

Ice and Snow

My neighborhood in Knoxville (TN) got hit with a bit of snow, but worse was the sheet of ice under it. On the main road in the subdivision this morning, which is curvy and hilly, I saw two cars that had run off the road, and a half a dozen cars (vans, BMWs, a Jaguar) were abandoned. This was my first winter drive in the smart cabriolet. I put it in manual, went slowly, and made it out of the subdivision--one of the few to do so, I think.

Added by Vol Smart on January 8, 2010 at 5:02pm — 3 Comments

gas gauge issue

Has anyone else had this problem, and if so, can you suggest a cure?

Sometimes when I fill up my smartcar the gas gauge only rises to the 3/4 full point. I know from the number of gallons that I filled the tank (and no, I don't top off). On top of that, sometimes the next morning the gauge will jump to full.

Added by Vol Smart on November 24, 2009 at 11:45am — 9 Comments

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