Hey, Thanks! I was suggested to visit here by the First Coast Smarties. I am getting near 40 MPG while doing mostly highway driving. I have found that idling the smart is quite efficient, as I do that often.
My computer is messed up and I can't answer chat or even see you tube videos. I hope you see this soon and won't think I ignored your message. By the way, all are fine. Are you going to the cruise-in tomorrow evening? George Oller
Sorry, I still cannot get in. I left a message for Eric asking him to approve that I can be part of this group. It said I will have to await administrative approval. I did not see any place that said "allow" on my screen. All I could see was that 13 members were on-line in the group.
I would also like to see more west coast representation. We have a very active club but most of the members only look at their meetup websight which is: www.meetup.com/socalsmarties. I also discovered another smart websight. It is: www.america-smart-car-guide.com. It would be nice to see more activity in the chatroom and actually have people respond. I will do what I can. Thank you for the invitation.
I'd be REALLY feeling the love if we could order parts for our pre-2008 smart Fortwos. I'm driving a 2004 cabriolet with less than 4000 miles on the OD -- looks like it came off the showroom floor. I understand MB not wanting to support a car they didn't have a vision importing into the US for, but it would be no skin off their nose to at least let us order parts! IT would be just another box next to the boxes they are already sending stateside, and from what I gather there were well over 1000 smarts imported before MB decided to bring it in.
maybe i could get a contract with smart as a spokesman, like the gecko with geico. be a lot of fun, but never happen. i've done a lot of things in my smart, plan on a lot more (cross country @ 50mpgs, a video to rival some idiots who rode a segway cross country at 10mph http://youtu.be/DdR41fe9Zeg) i'm gonna do it next summer, if the area 451 cruise control works for a year.
don't call me that, my ex-wife just threatened to come back! i haven't heard a peep outa her in 6 months! she's 8000 miles away, but 8000 miles the other way, go figure! she is usually 16 hours ahead of me, now only 8 for the next few weeks. that would make a good math problem! LOL
i don't know why, i didn't do nothing, it's like at work, i was just doing my job, i came in on a day off and helped out, they gave me an award and $250 cash, i was making time and a half, that was reward enough. i almost had a heart attack at the quarterly meeting and the president of the company (from france) called me up at the end of the meeting to present the award. i reside in the "shroom department" kept in the dark and fed.... LOL
I'm confused too - I got an invite to http://www.smartusainsider.com/group/wantasmart .... then the only way to access it is to create yet another account on yet another webpage - in doing so it is a requirement to have the date of purchase AND date of reservation. So I made one up...I'm shopping for my first - I've been wanting one since geez 1999ish I saw one in a movie first, then at MOMA in NY, then I met a guy at a Festival in AZ in 2005 I think, he was just opening a dealership in California...brought 2 with him on his first round the USA trip to spark some interest...had I been able financially, I would have bought one on the spot - I had a Toyota MR 2 at the time and couldn't justify 2 cars - even a 'green' one.
Sooooooo - sorry for the confusion, and thanks for having a I want one too group! I am loving the camping trailer thing too - I travel a lot.