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My wife picked up her blue & silver Passion from Smart Center Jacksonville on April 10th, 2008. We thought it would be fun to meet other Smart owners in the area. If this sounds like it would be fun then just send me an e-mail to… Continue
Added by Vic on April 29, 2008 at 2:59pm —
It's been since mid November that I placed my customized order and finally after thinking it was a February delivery, then a March delivery, I'm to pick up my brand new Smart fortwo on Wednesday April 30. I can honestly say that I was getting pretty impatient and I don't know how many people could have held off this long without getting somewhat upset. I know that our American Friends have been waiting much longer and patiently for the delivery so I shouldn't gripe so muh.
I will let… Continue
Added by Marc L on April 25, 2008 at 6:08pm —
I order a lot of stuff on line, and since I knew the smart was on the way, I guess I have gotten carried away buying it birthday presents. (Can you really spoil a smartie?!)
Of all the items I have ordered, only one transaction has presented a problem. But, I get ahead of myself.
You've possibly read my earlier posts about the mirror accessories, the arm rest, trunk storage unit, the scangauge and Lord knows what else is in the other room! It is getting so crowded I am… Continue
Added by smartxs on April 25, 2008 at 12:27am —
Guess I better blog to have the chance at winning this baby. This car rocks and I want to be in it. I want to feel it's body surround me and take 'er out in the country for a cruise. If I could win this car I'd be soooo flipped out. Wow!! If you read my profile post about the excitement in winning a Smart, you'd understand a little more.
I'm ecstatic about owning one of these!! I now am going through medical school and hopefully I'll pass my Board Exam in October, launch a wonderful… Continue
Added by Shells on April 20, 2008 at 3:00pm —
A good week... Monday was the fashion photo shoot with Barry the VW - what started out as a 4-hour day turned into a 9-hour day. It was Barry's last 'job' before he goes to the car-spa for restoration, and Monday's job paid for the paint job at least.
I've seen a few more Smarties on the road - yesterday I waved at a guy driving a black-on-black one on Ventura Boulevard in Encino. It's always a little thrill to see another Smart driver. Our… Continue
Added by Julie O. on April 20, 2008 at 11:30am —
Hello , this is my first Post on this Blog.
I Intend to make a diary of what´s appening with my Smart....
He´s beautifull with it´s Red/Silver Color.
Recentley I bought some cleaning products to clean my Car.
The products are not the ones we can buy at the supermarket.
They are special ones and don´t damage the plastics and carpeting, because they are proper and the ones used for example by show car Owners.
You Can visit the Web Page were i Baought them, and… Continue
Added by losrios on April 20, 2008 at 10:30am —
I received my arm rest from that great eBayer Witold Swirski in London Ontario Canada. Just what was promised and looks of good quality. I am PLEASED by the service and the product. Thanks Witold!
As noted in my last blog post, I got my VIN. I cruised by the San Jose, CA dealer today and noticed he has 21 cars on the lot, so - what the heck! - curious as the proverbial cat, I perused the smarts and checked VINs. Hey! Why NOT?
On one side of the lot were 'old' cars - VINs… Continue
Added by smartxs on April 20, 2008 at 2:37am —
I was so excited today, I saw my first smart in SLO (San Luis Obispo, CA). It buzzed by me as cute as can be. I saw it again parked at Cosco, and of course I had to look it all over along with a few other shoppers. Then parked in a McDonalds another smart, this one was special it had a light green body color with a gray tridion. What a day!!!
Added by Donna on April 14, 2008 at 10:10pm —
Well, I got the '30 day' email from my dealer telling me the car was manufactured and shipping to CA and should arrive within 30-40 days for delivery to me. And this after a nasty note to smartUsA about the DDE and inconsistent stories only minutes before.
I responded asking for the VIN and I feel like I have kinda been jerked around the last week, but I HAVE the VIN!
Maybe I will have it by mid-May, and maybe it will be a little later, but I now have something more solid… Continue
Added by smartxs on April 14, 2008 at 4:38pm —
I was SURE that I had reserved a smart fortwo last June, and I was SURE I had configured that car in January, but......maybe it was just a dream, or maybe I imagined it.
Seems like, if it was all real, that I'd be driving one by now, or at least expecting it soon, but according to the DDE, which has changed FIVE TIMES in two weeks, my estimated delivery date is now June 28, 2008 to September 26, 2008. I guess I should be happy it gives me a date at all!
People who are not… Continue
Added by Janet Doe on April 14, 2008 at 1:57pm —
I have a very short commute. In my car, if I hit all green lights, it takes 5 minutes door-to-door. If I hit all of the lights or leave at "peak" time, it takes as long as 15 minutes. Long enough that I can't walk reasonably, too dangerous to ride a bicycle (although many brave ones undertake this task every morning), but perfect for a super small car or a Vespa.
My husband is completely against a Vespa for the same reason I won't ride a bike. People who drive my route every morning… Continue
Added by D. Bahr on April 13, 2008 at 11:57pm —
Today I spent a good portion of my time cleaning and detailing Barry for tomorrow's ad shoot.
I think this will be his last wash & wax before he goes to the "spa" to get restored.
I've decided that I'm going to have Barry cosmetically
restored only; paint, any necessary body work, interior stuff carpeting, headliner, new dash, door panels, upholstery, etc), new window seals and rubber, new chrome bits and running boards... I won't have anything major… Continue
Added by Julie O. on April 13, 2008 at 9:30pm —
I had mentioned I found suv like bumpers on another site. Well, maybe you don't want them at 200 Euros - plus shipping. But this site has several interesting items that maybe we will see on this side of the ocean some day.
Do a cut and paste and enjoy.
I also found the link for the manufacturing video and will add it to this blog, but it is on another computer. Here it… Continue
Added by smartxs on April 13, 2008 at 2:31am —
I don't know if anyone is following this blog, or even cares about their DDE, but I care about mine, and fortunately the smartUSA site says check back often as it may change! Well, I do check it often, and you will see why.
I know there are many out there reserving today and they are getting DDEs into 2009 up to 18 months out from their reservation. My reservation number is 1205, I reserved 4/20/07 and have been waiting just under a year. I know I have longer to wait because my… Continue
Added by smartxs on April 12, 2008 at 10:22pm —
I reconfigured my car, at the last possible minute instead of anticipating far enough in advance to actually entertain a chance they would be able to meet my request.
Well, I anticipated they would meet it anyhow. I thought my DDE had been extended because they were actually going to make the changes. Then my DDE suddenly got much shorter.
Reality was smartUSA called today to let me know the car had already been manufactured and was in transit, so the changes couldn't be… Continue
Added by smartxs on April 12, 2008 at 1:30am —
It's been quite a week. After my intensely close call on Monday
, I have to say I have been considerably more aware of other cars on the road, and just how darned big
they are. Even the little ones.
That also means I've become even more aware of just how much attention my little Maxwell really gets while zipping around town. I'm actually quite surprised… Continue
Added by Julie O. on April 11, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Shees! You can't help but be entertained by the DDE!
If you check my other blog posts, you will see that my DDE has varied, a little but always in the same late April to late July timeframe.
You will also know that my dealer called with a delivery date within 90 days, and even that fell into a mid-July timeframe.
Well, today's date changed on the DDE. Mr Schembri, Thank You! Delivery between March 3 and June 1!!! Perhaps it will be here sometime in mid-May like… Continue
Added by smartxs on April 10, 2008 at 1:30am —
Let me tell you that I've never done anything to merrit police intervention and even be folloed home!
My wife and I were coming back from Lowes and pulles into our neighborhood, not really noticing who was behind. We reached our driveway and I proceeded to back my Smarty into the garage when I looked away from the rear view mirror to see the police cruiser stop in front of my driveway... And the guy got out! AGGHH freak out time! did I do something wrong? did I run someone over and not… Continue
Added by SATO on April 9, 2008 at 12:15am —
I've read on this forum and others that the DDE has ranged up to 120 days. Mine seems to have settled for about a 90 day range, but it seems to change every day!
If I hadn't been printing out the page, I might have thought that I was losing my mind, but today the delivery period changed again. Someone at smart must have been reading my posts, because instead of extending a day because another day has passed, the entry day stayed the same and the exit day DROPPED!
Now is… Continue
Added by smartxs on April 9, 2008 at 12:14am —
Found out first hand what the "ESP" is for... I was on my way home westbound on the 101 tonight at about 10:15pm, going about 65 mph, when a car goes speeding by me at about 85... I was in the middle lane and he was cutting in and out of traffic.
He got about 3 car lengths ahead of me and apparently clipped someone -- he was in the far left lane and suddenly spun out across all five lanes of traffic right in front of me and went crashing… Continue
Added by Julie O. on April 7, 2008 at 11:00pm —