last friday, january 21, was my 3 year anniversary of smart ownership. this will be my 4th winter with my little pure black pure. as it is the middle of winter in the midwest, there is snow on the ground and salt on the streets, which makes my little pure a "salty dog". after 3 years and 28,000 miles, it's still a happy lil puppy, eager everyday to get up and go when i have to go somewhere, or even when i don't have to go somewhere.
it's amazing that after 3 years, some people still have yet to see a smart, everyday, i still get "the look", is it really that small?, that is so cute! and what the hell was that little thing that just passed me!?!?!!?? i got my first moving violation in 21 years 2 months ago, improper lane usage, silly me! the officer wrote for vehicle "smartcar" on the citation. if i can behave for another 4 weeks, the ticket is off my record (court supervision).
after 3 years, my pure is no longer "pure", first thing i got was a pioneer CD/tuner, second thing i got was a "radio 10" to replace the pioneer, then i got fat 3 spoke alloy wheels and fatter tires all around, to move the extra fatness, added a SOLO performance exhaust and a K&N filter, which has stifled 98% of "is that electric?" and for looks, diamond plate floor mats and a stubby antenna. seat covers and cruise control to follow soon.
an added benefit is i got to meet a bunch of "smarties" at different smart meets and car shows over the last 3 years. looking forward to the dells 2011, 2009 was fun, this should be much better, thanks jeff!