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  1. Sign in 1. Ron & Dot 2. Larry & Gail 3. Janet & Don 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  2. The choices suggested at the last meet were voted on and it was decided to hold the June 6th meet at Dino's Family Restaurant in Woodstock. They specialize in Canadian, Italian and Greek food. We, as a club, have been here before and even the "fussy" eaters loved it. Service was great, as was the food. Looking forward to seeing you all out. Dino's is located at 510 Dundas St. in Woodstock. Starting time is the usual 6:00pm to 6:30 pm Sign in 1. Ron & Dot 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  3. Directly west of Dartmouth and north of Peggy's Cove
  4. to the club!
  5. 12 people signed up ..... 12 people showed up ...... 12 people didn't leave hungry. The weather wasn't co-operating for those of us who have Cabrios, but at least it didn't rain too hard. Three locations were suggested near the end of our dinner at Louie's. Two of the three were repeats and both were well received the first time around. One was The Dock and the other was Dino's Family Restaurant in Woodstock. The third one is also in Woodstock and is an Indian food establishment called Tandorri Knight . I have no opinion on this one since I have never been there. I will be checking with Ethical Beef (James) on the road conditions near Bayfield since our last visit to the area required motocross suspension due to road construction.
  6. Hi Kathy, to the club. Another member was recently in the same situation (gas or diesel). I have added a few pluses and minuses of both (below) and a few notations about the electric as well. This might help. The pluses of a diesel. - better fuel mileage and the fuel is "usually" cheaper than gas. - one more gear to chose from. - Lower revving engine. The negatives of a diesel - the 2006 is now 11 years old. It "could" start giving you trouble (or not) - A/C is often problematic. - Most people in city driving experience poor heating in the winter. - It is generally believed that the shifting is smoother on a newer, gas model (personally, it has never bothered me) - you have to be a contortionist to change the headlight bulbs. - some have claimed hard starting in very cold weather, but since you are in Toronto, that shouldn't be a problem. The pluses of the gas models - Theoretically, better starting in very cold weather. - better heat in the winter - a more reliable A/C - more horse power - slightly better ride and shifting (so I am told.. I have never experienced a gas model smart) - a more "normal" PRNDL shifter that is less confusing to newbies. - there is a type of "hood" (or bonnet) which allows easier access to headlight bulbs, W/W and brake fluids The negatives of the gas model - It requires premium fuel (more $$) - higher revving engine - lower fuel mileage than the diesel - no temperature gauge The pluses of an electric - no need to EVER stop at a gas station again - silent running - no "herky-jerky shifting - fantastic acceleration - can be charged by either a level 2 charger (220 volts) or by standard household current (110 volts) The negatives of the electric - Range anxiety (will I get there and back or not without recharging?) Others may chime in with suggestions, but this is a start.
  7. to the club. Sounds like a nice trip to start off your relationship with the 450. Watch out for the deer and moose.
  8. Sign in 1. Ron & Dot 2. ToFu 3. Larry & Gail 4. Bob & Candi 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  9. When you say he "starts it regularly" ... How often is "regularly"? Letting any gas powered car sit for long periods is not good due to the problems caused by the methanol in the gas. It can leave deposits in the injectors. Very few gas stations carry methanol-free gas, but they are around and if the car is to be left sitting, it could be a good idea to fill up with methanol-free gas a few times before parking it long term. While the battery is out, it might be a good idea to make sure it is fully charged. As for your current problem, my above suggestions are merely a couple of several that might be the cause. Others will chime in, I'm sure, to add their thoughts ..... Good luck.
  10. As promised, here are a few photos from the April 15th event. 1st photo - Some of the CsC members (far right of the picture) who managed to brave the raindrops 2nd photo - The cake (Nice to have a professional baker in the family) 3rd photo - The subjects of this event 4th photo - Phil Price and me (Phil is a former smart owner living in Belmont) 5th photo - Some more CsC members (Larry, William, Glenn, Alice and Gary) 6th & 7th photos - Some of the food. (doggie bags were available)
  11. It started out as a very rainy day. I got soaked to the skin just bringing some of the supplies into the church. I was a little concerned about this causing a reduction in attendance. Weather-wise, it turned out to be a beautiful day. We were expecting 50 people from various times in my life judging by the responses we received. We were surprised and, of course, pleased to see well over 100 according to my daughter who was doing an unofficial body count. Given the weather early in the day, I was pleasantly surprised to see friends and family members coming out to this event from as far away as Seaforth, Welland, Bowmanville, Alliston and Toronto CsC was well represented by Glenn & Larry (missing Liz and Gail), Ralph & Monica, William, Bob & Candi, Gary & Alice and former smart owners, Phil & Sandy. I was so busy greeting everyone and receiving congratulations and well-wishes that I couldn't spend much time with the individuals who came out. My apologies to anyone I missed, but the mind is still fuzzy from all the activity. We had a slideshow continuously running which included family, friends (some from my racing days 50 years ago) some animals (pets), and activities that Dot and I have enjoyed over the year. It was a huge hit for those who took the time to watch it. My Daughter made and decorated the cake. It's nice to have a professional baker in the family. Again, many thanks to all who turned out. Even though no one left hungry, there was lots of leftovers for Bill (if he wants some) I'm sure there were photos taken, but not by me. I was too busy with handshakes and hugs. I will post a few if I get any from people who were there
  12. Thanks Mike
  13. Totally understandable Bill. Sorry to hear about the tooth. Good luck at the dentist! It certainly looks like a full calendar of things to do for you. We "MAY" save you some free food if I don't eat it all first. Thank you for the congratulations. Also understandable John. It's a long way for you to come just for a few snacks. Dot and I certainly appreciate the best wishes and we also received a card from Adele which was signed by a number of attendees of this years April Fools event. A thank you has been sent to her and all who signed the card as well.
  14. Tomorrow's the day!! Just a friendly reminder for those who can make it.
  15. See Smartnhappy's post in this link ...... post #4022 for more information about the "drive clean" program. The other problems are things I'm not qualified to answer, but perhaps others will chime in to help.