I just bought a "used" 2014 Electric Drive with about 300 miles for what seems like a song--10,450. I bought it in the Dallas area, but I live in Austin. Since these were never officially sold in Texas (correct me if I am wrong), will the Smart dealer nearest to me be able to service it? I called and asked. I was put on hold 4 times when I called as they asked around the office, and finally got a confirmation. But it seems like it should not have been a difficult question. So I wonder....
My Smart is telling me it is -20 days due for service. I suppose it is purely age related, because the CarFax indicated the warranty started in July 2014. What will need to be checked? And how much do you think they might charge me?
My ForTwo is totally white, with sunroof. But pretty basic otherwise. I love it so far. I like how nimble it is, the quiet, the surprisingly high sitting position. I am beginning to hate the seat though. The way it breaks in half in the middle of the thigh is rather uncomfortable, as the two parts seem very different in stiffness. Some of the looseness of the dash components are a bit surprising (mostly that part with the door locks), but I guess they work fine. I really wish it had a CD player too. Do any EDs have them, or is this a battery drain?
I have always had small cars, and this is the ultimate for fun and efficiency in city driving. I always liked to track fuel efficiency/mpg, and this electric thing makes that nearly impossible. My electric utility has four-tier pricing that is also different in summer and winter, so it's virtually--if not practically--impossible to determine the cost of charging per mile. Especially since it would be so much work to also try to track what goes into the charger. Science was not my strength in school. :-\
Anyway, I already had someone ride in it with me say "I want one now". Too bad they've been discontinued for now.
I have so much to learn about this new type of transportation.