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20k service

Recently had my 20k service performed. As with 10k service, it went exceedingly smooth. About 80 mins and $208.50 and I was on the road again. I love this place.

Added by Rick Leedy on November 23, 2009 at 8:41pm — 3 Comments

The Happiest Car On The Road

The other day it finally dawned on me. This is one of the happiest car on the road. Everyone looks. Everyone notices. I have taken to wildly waving when I see people looking. Most of the time they either smile or wave back. It really is a lot of fun making people smile. I guess I'll keep doing it :)

Added by Rick Leedy on June 18, 2009 at 9:14pm — 2 Comments

10K Mile Maintenance

I took my cabrio in for its first maintenance this morning. It took just over an hour and cost $147.18. They replace the oil and filter, the hepa filter, checked all fluid levels, checked belts and hoses, brake pad wear, and updated the shifting software. I can tell the difference in the shifting...It is a bit smoother than before. It also idles smoother than before.

Only negative was they moved my driver seat back and did not put the cargo cover back into place.

All in… Continue

Added by Rick Leedy on April 15, 2009 at 7:54pm — 4 Comments

9" Snowfall

The area received 9" of fresh snow during the morning, stopping about 1:30pm. After cleaning off the driveway and letting the plows clear the street I ventured out in my Cabrio about 5pm. I encountered some pretty deep snow at intersections and in shopping center parking lots, but my Smart cruised right through it. It was nice to finally experience the traction control system first-hand. It took a couple of times to realize that was what was happening when, while going through 6+" of slushy… Continue

Added by Rick Leedy on December 20, 2008 at 8:08pm — 5 Comments

10/13 Gas Mileage

I have been very happy with the gas mileage I am getting with my smart so far. The first four tanks have been:

Very nice. I think the last one was during a pretty typical week of driving for me. I now have 1300+ miles on the car, so maybe this is going to be my mileage level. Sure is better than the 28 - 30 I was getting in my 2002 Neon.

Added by Rick Leedy on October 13, 2008 at 6:38pm — 5 Comments

First Tank Mileage

Filled up the tank for the first time last night. 7.98 gallons after driving 327.2 miles == 41.00 MPG. Not too shabby as the car and I get used to each other. Much improved over the approximately 17 MPG I had been getting in my Dakota pickup.

Added by Rick Leedy on October 1, 2008 at 7:34am — 1 Comment


....And then it was time. Took delivery of my smart Saturday at about 1pm. LOVE IT! Even though I had a pretty busy weekend planned, I managed to put in 200 miles. And with the beautiful sunny and warm weather on Sunday I was able to enjoy it with the top down. Hopefully that won't be the last day I can do that in 2008.

Added by Rick Leedy on September 29, 2008 at 6:26pm — 5 Comments

Almost here

Well, my long wait it almost over. I reserved August 10, 2007, configured March 7, 2008, and received the call September 22, 2008 that I can pick up my smart this week. I will be picking it up September 27, 2008 at approximately 1:00pm. I can't wait to finally have this car and bring it home. Although I have a busy weekend already planned, I will find time to get out, enjoy the nice weather, and take some pictures.

Added by Rick Leedy on September 25, 2008 at 12:09pm — No Comments

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