Leslie's Blog (7)

Mistaken Identity

Ok, so if you've ever owned a nondescript tan sedan, chances are you've walked up to the wrong car in the parking lot, thinking it's yours. So last night, when we walked out into the grocery store parking lot, and walked up to the wrong blue & silver Smart, I was HYSTERICAL!! Talk about something I NEVER thought would happen!

What made it even funnier, was that we had passed the same Smart 15 minutes before, and even stopped to exchange pleasantries with the driver. He headed off in… Continue

Added by Leslie on March 26, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Champ Little Car!!

So we FINALLY went on our honeymoon, and had to leave the SMART car behind, although since we were going on a cruise out of FL, and then driving back to NJ, there were lots of jokes about checking the SMART through on the plane, driving it around the Lido deck, etc.

I was very pleased that after two weeks of sitting out in the cold, my little car started right up! I was very careful before we left to turn off all of the 'auto' settings (headlights, wipers, etc.).

We saw only two… Continue

Added by Leslie on February 24, 2009 at 4:04pm — 1 Comment

Check Engine Light - AGAIN

So, as if my husband backing into my Smart this weekend wasn't bad enough (minor cosmetic damage, and he felt HORRIBLE about it), my pesky check engine light is on again.

Granted, I can always get an immediate appointment, and the Smart Service Center in Edison is wonderful (the perks of being associated with MB), but, it is almost an hour drive each way, and I have to take time off from work to go.

This is the third trip in as many months - the first time was to have the check engine… Continue

Added by Leslie on February 4, 2009 at 9:54am — 3 Comments

Oh no, Oh no - it's off for service I go...

Much to my dismay, the check engine light came on last night when I got in my SMART after work. The ONLY good news is that I have been trying to get my floor mats, so I guess I will pick them up while I am there. I am somewhat hopeful, since most of the posts for the check engine light (in the NUTS & BOLTS forum) are very similar to my experience - 1000 to 1500 miles on the car, take it to the dealer, 10-minute fix. Please, oh please, let it be that simple.

I am also happy to discover… Continue

Added by Leslie on December 17, 2008 at 3:21pm — 1 Comment

A Tall Guy, A Mini-Cooper and Toasted Buns

We have a guy here at work that tops out at 6’3” (he also happens to be remarkably fit – he has a beard, and we call him ‘Young Abe Lincoln’…but I digress). He’s been driving his mother-in-law’s Mini-Cooper while his pickup is in the shop. On my first day back after the wedding, I offered him a test-drive of my SMART. While it did require some amateur origami to get him into the car, he was pretty comfortable once he was in. His only complaint was that while the seat moves backwards and… Continue

Added by Leslie on December 10, 2008 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

I'm in love!!! (with my new car AND my new husband)

I meant to post last week, but with the (then) upcoming nuptials, everything else went out the window! Now that the wedding is over (and yes, you do hear a little relief in my voice) I have time for other things in my life. I have a couple of things to cover, so bear with me:

1. I LOVE MY CAR!!! I love it. I get goofy when I see it in the driveway, or tucked inside an enormous parking space at the mall. I love that my husband (husband!!) and I are sitting side-by-side wherever we go. I… Continue

Added by Leslie on December 4, 2008 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

IT'S HERE!!!! :-)

The Cherry Hill dealer just called and told me that my SMART (Luna) was delivered this morning!! I am so excited! It was a complete surprise, because I hadn't even heard that she was on the way. I am picking her up tomorrow night!

It's extra-special because I am getting married this weekend, and all my friends and family who will be in town will get to check her out. I told them all I will take them for a ride - one at a time.

So far, I can say it was absolutely worth the… Continue

Added by Leslie on November 24, 2008 at 11:41am — 2 Comments

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