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Hi there Kittylady. Sorry I missed your original post. Did you ever get a smart?

Like alpha said it can be serviced at the Mercedes dealer and they will only charge you one of your kitties. Also Bobby Likkus owns a smart so his shop services them. Warranty work will need to be done at a dealer. I have dealt with Tampa and they were great. B-Ham was ok. Never dealt with Nawleans. Orlando was fine. Jacksonville was OK.

I've got 65k on mine and I am about to sell my daughters (originally mine) that has 36k.



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Hi FL Smarties!

I'm planning on buying my first Smart (Passion) within the next couple of months, and I have a question about service. I live in the panhandle near Pensacola, and there isn't a Smart dealership within 100 miles! So...

1) Does anyone have experience with the Smart dealership in Tampa? Would you recommend them?

2) Where I get warranty work done in the Pensacola area?

3) Where can I get regular oil changes etc?

4) How well do Smarts hold up over time? I'll be commuting about 80 miles a day to work.

Thanks in advance!

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Hi Mindi,
two cat men to the cat lady: I get my oil changed at a nice Valvoline Oil change facility, Unless I need warranty work done. Then I take it to a dealer.

Did you pick up a smart?
Kitty pictures? love to seem em.
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Thanks Vic! We just bought my new Smart in Tampa...very exciting! Hope to meet you and the other Emerald Coast Smarties soon :-)
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Hi Kermit,

Yes, I just got a Smart from the Tampa Center! They were great. Thanks for the recommendation for service! Hopefully we'll get a Smart Center in P-cola soon ;-)
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Hi BB Benz,

I asked my local car shop about servicing Smarts, and they said they could do it. But then they looked at me funny and asked why I wanted a Smart instead of a "real" car...so maybe I won't be taking my Smart to them after all ;-)
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I bought a Smart Cabrio Passion ForTwo (dark metallic grey) and it just recently had a wrench flash with a -2. It only has 3300 miles on it, so I know it is not the service due UNLESS you HAVE to service it every year (it is a year old) even if you do not have 10,000. Can you wait until it gets 10,000. that might take a couple years. Would the wait hurt since it does not have 10K? Also you mentioned something about a place to service it locally. I live in FWB and go to Pcola almost every day. Can you recommend a place for regular maintenance? If the Merc dealer in Pcola would do it, I am presumning the one in FWB would also. You mentioned Bobby Likkus. Where is his shop? Does/Can he install extras like tachs, clocks, cruise and fog lights or would that have to be handled at a dealer? I would like to meet with the other Smarties in the area. Is there a time and place to meet? I have a late model Jaguar also and enjoy the NWF Jag Club so it would be fun to get together with Smarties also.
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Hi BB Benz,

I asked my local car shop about servicing Smarts, and they said they could do it. But then they looked at me funny and asked why I wanted a Smart instead of a "real" car...so maybe I won't be taking my Smart to them after all ;-)
I got the same kind of Question from the Benz Dealer / smart center MECHANIC!!!
My license plate frame proclaims Mercedes Itsy Bitsy Benz. He asked me why I didn't buy a Mercedes.
Well, If it had been made by Mercedes, I still would have bought it. As it were, it was made in a Smart Plant, designed by Mercedes Engineers. It's the next best thing. It has the plastic panels, the Japanese motor, paddle shifters and an automated manual transmission that can be driven in either mode and gets great gas mileage. It was not excess car like the Caddy I traded in. Two seats and a tailgated trunk is all I need. Perfect! What was he thinking? It's truly all I need.
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