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Smart Car, still love it, 21 days in .....
I tried to get a Smart for years. I am so happy with it, I enjoy it and want to drive again. I am considering keeping the gas Smart rather than getting the electric but I have ordered an electric from my dealer in case.
I read a rumor about the 2017 Smart Electric. They might skip a year, instead, resuming in 2018. That was done with the F, skipping 2014, resuming 2015.
Regardless, the Smart handles like a sports car, at least for me. Nice flat corners, short lock to lock steering wheel, it starts, it looks so nice, I almost feel guilty driving it.
It was well worth the trip to get it, even the turn in fee for the other lease I paid after balking at first. I was not informed before the sale, people had already died in that model, via metal shards. Not that car but many like it. I never would have even looked at it.
Two low air tires, broken stems, damaged wheel computers, with enough air not to damage the tires. Had it flatbed towed to the dealer. Old lease.
I was told, six air bags had to be replaced. Only the steering wheel airbag was. All were made by the same company. When talking to the manufacturer, she asked me, please do not repeat that to anyone, it would make us go broke, huh?
I started to get dunning letters from the lessor, I didn't want to ever see their the dealer's face again again, so I just paid the return fee. The guy who I called, knocked the tax off the 350$, which he did not have to do, but I profusely thanked him for the accommodation and kind gesture.
Oh, after checking the height of the Smart, it went through perfectly without tire damage and the hammer banging sounds made by the cloth strips on the previous lease.
I really love just looking at it.
I have so many questions but I will try to look them up before asking. Here is one.
Why doesn't my remote key lock/unlock work with gloves on? I have looked making sure my finger was square on the button. I also felt the click. When I take the glove off, it works. If it has a heat sensor in it, my level of satisfaction will just keep going through the roof.
I am being careful to stay within forum guidelines, please inform me of any wrong doings other than, grammar, spelling, construction, not learning how to diagram a sentence in high school and too many words.
Thank you all.