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About Dumbsmartgirl

  • Birthday July 17

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    Anaheim, CA USA
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    My Smart car and all the places she takes me.
  1. Photobucket wasn't worth it when it was free. Now that they've jumped on the greed train, I moved to Tinypic and like it 100% better.
  2. Aw, that little car isn't much bigger than a shopping cart. maybe you could just push it around the store with you and roll it through the checkout line.
  3. Oh, gotcha. And knowing that I'll feel less concerned about the little Smart pulling all that weight! And I actually have seen a motorhome towing a Smart (on the very same day I bought my own Smartie, interestingly enough), so I know it can and has been done.
  4. Oh what an adorable little Smartie! Mine's blue/silver too. You'll love catching up on all things Smart. Youtube has a lot of fun videos too. I've been buying little do-dads for mine just for fun, like color matching valve caps, seatbelt shoulder pads and the like. They're so much fun for little money. I'm not mechanically minded so I haven't done anything fancy. Welcome to the Smart club!
  5. I named mine Electra, because her metallic paint looks 'electric blue' in the sunshine. (She's not electric though, she's a gasoline model).
  6. It seems every proud owner of a Smart has given their little car a name. So, what's yours?
  7. Welcome to a great club for a great car! We all love our little Smarties around here and it'll be nice to hear your input!
  8. Hi Sandie! I just bought a 2009 as well. The shifting in automatic just needs a really gentle touch. It's best to ease into it and accelerate slowly. The car wants to get up to speed in it's own time (especially from a cold start). It can and will accelerate quickly but I always feel guilty revving it up that high. Once it gets up to 4th and 5th gear it's smooth as glass. As for the shocks, remember this is a tiny civilized little city car and not designed for bumps or potholes. They want and deserve a smooth surface but they'll be okay even over the bumps. As far as towing a motor home I couldn't say. It seems like a lot to ask of a 3 cylinder, but if any tiny car can do it I'd trust the Smart. The clearcoat does peel on some cars in hot, sunny climates. Youtube has videos on some home fix remedies I think. Panels can also be completely replaced if they get too bad (also see Youtube for panel replacement vids). Welcome to the club!
  9. I got the full car cover. I went with the Stormforce cover so I could keep all the elements off my Smarty. I considered the pop top but went with the full coverage instead. I've read a lot of good reviews for the pop top though. Maybe I'll try a pop top (eventually) for just taking on short trips around town.
  10. Thanks for all the wonderful welcomes! It's so nice to see Smart owners all over the map (might as well spread the joy all over!) Some of you have several Smarties (lucky you!) and it seems that we all (or most of us) have names for our little cars. What a cool community!
  11. I saw two Smarts, both white (one with black stripe and the other with silver) the same day I bought mine (which is blue). That's the most Smart sightings I've had yet in one day. They were coming out in force to salute a new member of the family.
  12. Today I ordered a car cover for my little Smart and a 3" antenna so I could fit the cover over it. Please say it isn't so.
  13. Hi everyone! I joined a couple of weeks ago but haven't had much time to hang out or post because I've been too busy enjoying my little Smart car. I bought her on the 6th and I am head over heels. I named her Electra because of her electric blue metallic paint. She's a 2009 Fortwo Passion Cabriolet and just the most wonderful car I've ever had. She makes me smile whenever I look at her. I could get poetic and gush all day but I don't want to give anyone cavities so that'll do it by way of a quick intro. I'll see you on the boards and we'll get better acquainted there.