Hi anyone out there who has had their Smart for a while who doesn't have shelter for it? Wondered if you had any issues with the finish due to weather events. We live in Kansas so the weather changes daily, sometimes hourly, with wild swings in temperature, rain, wind, sun, hail, ice, snow, you name it.

We probably won't have any place to put our Smart inside when we do get it, probably April, will be soft top cabriolet. We live just off the highway, but do have gravel roads for a few blocks. We hope to get shelter for it by end of Summer.

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Comment by Eric on March 1, 2009 at 12:26am
Oh i get the smiles too, and the stares along with the ocasional cel phone snapping my picture. Funny thing is, i smile more when i see another Smart on the road, even in my fathers Mercdes.
Comment by Paula on January 31, 2009 at 10:25pm
Speaking of smiling when you drive it........I most certainly do smile too. But what i really love is the smiles I get from others. it just seems to generate big toothy smiles.
Comment by Hudson on January 31, 2009 at 8:08pm
Boy, several of you are right... It's just a car, all be it, a darn cute one! It seems to be pretty impervious to the elements. I smile every time I drive it (and can't see the outside of it).

Why are you all stressing out here?
Comment by Eric on January 29, 2009 at 11:58pm

I park my car in the open with no shelter every night as im on a gravel driveway. No issues with the paint at all. The inside however does get it's share of spills from my water bottle. However, NOBODY SMOKES IN MY CAR PERIOD.
Comment by clicker on January 29, 2009 at 10:14am
Thats right,it is just a car. Your bumber got kissed and mine got kissed above the right front tire.
Comment by epbrown01 on January 29, 2009 at 5:59am
It's a car - it can take it. Mine sits out on Chicago streets daily and it's fine, weather-wise. Some knucklehead scraped my rear bumper already, but that's Chicago drivers for you they drive by feel rather than actually looking.
Comment by Leslie on January 28, 2009 at 5:06pm
I have indoor cats, and an outdoor Smart car. Right now, it is a big, blue salt lick. No issues so far - I think I do more damage to the inside, loading it up every weekend for trips back and forth from PA to NJ.
Comment by Fred on January 28, 2009 at 4:01pm
Both our cars rest in a driveway next to our condo. Since Boston has four seasons (some would argue about the true existence of spring), bumbl (yellow/black cabrio) sits right out there ever since May 5th. I put some high tech polish/ sealer on her and she appears to be fine. I brought her to an automatic car wash for the first time last week to get the salt off and she just sparkled. The only caveat might be that the yellow panels are "solid" yellow - no paint. I wouldn't think you'd have a problem, especially if you will have a shelter by the fall.
Comment by ALSRAC on January 28, 2009 at 12:37pm
Our Smart used to sleep in the street and the Durango in the garage, in that time nothing happened to it, now the Smart sleeps in the garage and the Durango outside,
Comment by clicker on January 28, 2009 at 11:07am
No change yet.It's just never red always pink!

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