Tom Owens's Blog (14)

srs indicator lamp

I had my srs indicator lamp switch on today. This happened to anyone else? I looked in the book and it said, "there is a malfunction in the supplemental restraint system of the•Air bags•Emergency Tensioning Devices." Anyone else have this turn on? Anything that I can try first?

Added by Tom Owens on January 24, 2009 at 11:07pm — 4 Comments

Winter Blast

The car is fine for winter, but (here is comes) If you get hit with a good amount of snow (6+ inches) the car fights you (at least it seemed to for me.) Driving down the highway I could here the snow dragging on the front bumper at times. I made it home fine. I don't have winter tires on it so take my review with a grain of salt.(make that tons of salt ;) ) I was doing around 40 mph on the highway bouncing in the tracks of other vehicles. Traction control work perfectly for me. If you get stuck… Continue

Added by Tom Owens on December 20, 2008 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

First long drive

Well I took my first long drive in my smart. I drove 250 miles approx (one way) (4 - 5 hours) to indianapolis to visit family. Drove and rode nice. Trip back was windy that was "interesting" had the steering wheel turned left up to 30 degrees at times just to continue straight. Not having cruise is a bummer, but you really get use to it. I averaged around 36 mpg for the trip.

Added by Tom Owens on November 17, 2008 at 3:27pm — 3 Comments

Well I hit the 1000 mile mark

I hit 1000 miles yesterday. I still love the car. I my gas milage has dropped a little but that is due to michigan weather I believe. As of right now it is 46F outside. Still get good milage though I get around 38-41 @ 70 MPH. Which is pretty good. I have burned all my cd's to mp3 format and the radio 10 sees them and posts the info on the screen perfectly. well that is all I have to say.

Added by Tom Owens on October 23, 2008 at 12:02pm — No Comments

550 miles and now car is stuck in park....

Car stuck in park. No brake lights. Abs light turns on while engine is running. Wont go outta park even with the engine not running key position 1. Went back to working but I had it towed anyway I dont wanna get stuck anywhere. Anyone have this happen before?

Added by Tom Owens on October 12, 2008 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

near a week and 300 miles later....

Near a week and 300 miles later I am still loving the car. I filled my first tank at the local shell station (93 octane) $23 filled it up! averaged around 38 mpg on first tank!! I figure not bad considering its still break in period. Lots of looks not to many questions about the car to be honest (so far.) I got my chip in my window fixed he has lifetime warrentee on the window fix so I am sure it will be fine. Well thats all i have for now bye all!

Added by Tom Owens on October 6, 2008 at 11:32am — No Comments

I finally got my smart and then........

Well I got my smart car. Which I love by the way. But then 80 miles later a rock hit my flippin front window and left a chip in my window. Now I have to wait for my insurance company to get a claim number. I can't have anything nice for 12 hours? ARG I am so mad right now. while I wait the chip is going to become a crack. Stupid insurance company!!!!

Added by Tom Owens on October 2, 2008 at 10:34am — 3 Comments

Car in tomorrow

My car will be in tomorrow dealership just called and told me. I have gotten financing set up so in a few day I will have my smartie!!!!! I cant wait!!!!!

Added by Tom Owens on September 29, 2008 at 12:36pm — 4 Comments

Early Oct

Dealership sales early Oct. Still no vin. I am near 20 day inside my DDE now. I am so excited I can barely stand it. All I can say is, HURRY UP!!\

Added by Tom Owens on September 23, 2008 at 10:35am — 1 Comment

DDE window

I am finally in my DDE window. No info on vin or anything yet, but here soon hopefully I will. Yes it is almost here!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added by Tom Owens on September 8, 2008 at 12:15pm — 4 Comments

Well I offically told my deal what options I would like to have.

I told them that I wanted HID lights option and all weather floor mats. I drive nearly every night (work afternoons) so I wanted the best lighting I can get. It was pricey but I feel it will be worth it.

Added by Tom Owens on September 5, 2008 at 1:42pm — 3 Comments

DDE Stopped

My DDE finally stopped moving. I am within 7 days now. I am so happy!!!!! Won't be long now!!!!

Added by Tom Owens on September 3, 2008 at 12:45pm — 5 Comments

Moving date

The DDE is still moving daily. It is now at 9/12/2008 - 12/11/2008. Wont be long and it will be back at the original DDE date of 9/16/2008 - 12/14/2008. Why move it just to let it slide back into the original spot. This is starting to really annoy the crap outta me. I thought I was moving up but I guess I am just sliding down the slide ya ya I Know it could be longer but I am getting very impatient!!!! I WANT THE DDE TO STOP MOVING!!! It stays at 11 days within DDE (FYI.) And yes I have read… Continue

Added by Tom Owens on September 1, 2008 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

11 day before dde

For 13 days now my DDE has moved 13 days ahead (day by day) I mean really, is it that hard to figure out a date that wont move that much. Very Frustrating is all been the longest wait I have ever had to endure. Yes I will wait just wanted to say it. My DDE was at 08/16/2008 - 11/14/2008 now its at 8/29/2008 - 11/27/2008. The quicker I get within my window the better!!!!!!!

Added by Tom Owens on August 18, 2008 at 12:11pm — 10 Comments

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