Here you can read the latest announcements of special importance. This may include notice of changes to the clubsmartcar website or very special events in the smart community. You will also find our rules of conduct and other general information about the site. Only Mods can initiate posts in this forum. (If you have an announcement talk to your local mod and ask them to post it for you.)
This forum is dedicated to answering quick questions from new members and old members alike. If you have no inclination to search for answers and more thorough explanations in another dedicated forum, then this is the place to post. Must be smart car related! Inappropriate content will be deleted without warning.
Topics in this forum should be of general interest and directly related to the smart car community, but don't belong in one of our many specific forums elsewhere on the site. Please do NOT post topics in here about maintenance and operation, or parts, wheels and cars for sale, Those topics will be moved without notice. New and old members alike should post in the 'One-off Questions and Other Things Asked Often!' forum if just wanting to ask quick one-off types of questions, or to ask for help with something.
Visit this forum to learn more about the smart car's fuel economy, emissions, and ecological impacts. Members can also share their mileage results and learn about ways of driving their smart efficiently. This is also a forum to discuss vehicle (and driver!) modifications related to improving fuel economy, and any instrumentation devices used to monitor fuel economy in realtime, such as the Scangauge.
This forum is for discussion about the production and distribution of smart cars. If you want to know the quantity of vehicles in each province or country, visit here! We maintain lists of special edition smarts, often with the VIN # when possible. This is also the place to visit if you need help with tracking your smartie. It could be in the factory, on a ship, on a train -- or at your dealership!
For off-topic posting. NO POLITICAL DISCUSSIONS PERMITTED. Have something to say that isn't quite related to smart cars such as a marriage or birth announcement? While not "everything" goes, this is the place to post topics that don't really belong in one of the other forums.
A place to talk about smart car configurations, options & accessories to help you in your big decision. Also a place to discuss the various aspects of acquiring parts or vehicles, how to price a used vehicle, and things to look for when purchasing a used smart.
This is the Buy & Sell forum for personal listings of smart cars for sale. No dealer listings permitted in this forum. Before posting, please read the topic titled "PLEASE READ FIRST" to understand how to format your listing.
Looking for something special for your smart? This is where you'll find it. Have a smart car related business? This is the place to advertise it. Note: All posts must contain item description and pricing as opposed to linking elsewhere. Posts with links only will be deleted.
A place to post links or info about parts, accessories, tools... anything really... that you found a good deal on or that you are trying to locate. Or if you want to give a shout out to a business that treated you right. No commercial posting allowed!
This forum is for events and regionally specific discussions for Southern Ontario, including London and all places between Niagara and Windsor and north to Tobermory. Excludes the Greater Toronto Area.
This forum is for events and regionally specific discussions for all places in Ontario between the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa, including Hamilton, Burlington, Barrie, Belleville, Kingston and then west to the Manitoba border.
Welcome to the site, you'll find all sorts of useful information here and very friendly folks willing to help.
I found the rear corner window seals leaked like a siv...lol. I simply cleaned them up and used everyone here's favorite silicon sealant and bingo, no more wet carpets. IF you allow dust to gather under the windshield inside it'll show you if the seal there has let go. There is a fast easy not recommended temporary solution for that also.....a small bead of sealant along the bottom edge where it's weaping......better fix is reseal entire windshield after it's been removed and cleaner and apply more correct sealant for windshields to make 1000% sure it's done right. BUT, we all don't have time etc for that way so many use the small bead along bottom inside mating surface. Dust was the way I saw where it leaked I'm embarrassed to admit...lol.
Sorry for long post...again welcome.
Just purchased a s/h Smart Passion Coupe 2003 Reg, and although I did due diligence pre purchase checks, after delivery when inspecting the floor battery compartment , I noticed that the floor mat (underneath) and the floor itself was wet - so clearly indicating a water leak from somewhere
No doubt this has cropped up with other Smart users, so any advice as to how to location and plug/seal the leak would be appreciated
Additionally, the handbook was missing, and I have drawn a blank on sourcing from the two well known websites
My local Smart/Mercedes dealer cannot supply one - and advice as to how to get one would also be appreciated
The Spark EV's stated range (when brand new) is only 82 miles / 132 km, which isn't much better than the smart. Yeah, you get a bit more room, but if you start filling that space with stuff, there goes your range. And with it not being sold in Canada, good luck getting it serviced.
The eGolf also only has 200 km stated range, probably significantly less in real world conditions.
I can't even consider an EV with less than 300 km range now that I live in the east end of Toronto, and my dad lives in Kitchener. If I can't get to his place and back, it's pointless. If he installs an EV charger, I might reconsider.