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03-04-2013 12:14 PM
dgoforth I have owned 3 Smarts (2008,2010,2012) and never had a repair on any of them, but good to know-Thanks.
10-10-2011 07:29 PM
Little John
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Originally Posted by MPrice2984 View Post
I'm about to turn 100k with very few problems, none which would have been helped by either warrantee. MB could probably do a 3 year 50k warrantee with almost no cost outlay.
I agree. I have one smart with over 67,000 miles and a second with 52,000. The only issue I had that the warranty would have covered was a restraint system light. The cars have had fewer issues than other new cars I have purchased through the years.
10-10-2011 04:46 PM
smark
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Originally Posted by Neonspinnazz View Post
Owners of a smart would probably use their warranties less.
Neon, you would have to own a smart to know that!

Just pulling your leg!!!!!!!!!
10-10-2011 03:38 PM
Miss Mercedes
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Originally Posted by smark View Post
Fiat has a basic 4 year 50,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty.
3 year 36,000 mile maintenance free. Except tires
4 year unlimited roadside assistance,
4 year 50,000 mile power-train.

What huge selling point is there?
Owners of a smart would probably use their warranties less.
10-10-2011 03:38 PM
MB DNA
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Originally Posted by gstreetcomic View Post
The four year warranty is very welcome for the Smart brand, i mean after all, it would be fair as a means to compete with some of the others, for example, the Fiat has a three year warranty for their 500. So really this would be a huge selling point over the 500.
Gotta agree with smark on this one.

The longer 2012 smart warranty will allow it to better compete BUT without seeing the details of the warranty, I doubt it will be a huge selling point over the Fiat 500.

When you do drill down into THE DETAILS, as listed below the Fiat warranty seems far more robust than what we will likely see from smart . . .

Fiat 500 Warranty

4-Years/50,000-Miles
Basic Limited Warranty (as outlined in the Warranty Manual)
$30 First Day Car Rental Allowance or Taxi Reimbursement
Same day mechanical or maintenance service visit (excludes bodywork)
Extended Car Rental Allowance or Taxi Reimbursement
For overnight repairs on covered components, 5-day maximum per occurrence

3-Years/36,000-Miles
Scheduled Maintenance
Oil, Oil Filter Changes and Lubrication Service (as outlined in the Owner's Manual)
Wear Coverage
Includes brakes (rotors, pads, linings & drums), wiper blades and clutch discs or
modular clutch assembly (as equipped)

4-Years/Unlimited Miles
“Sign-And-Go” Towing and Roadside Assistance
Includes towing, flat-tire service, battery jump, out-of-gas fuel delivery, and lockout service
(i.e., keys locked in vehicle or frozen lock).
$1,000 Trip Interruption Coverage
Provides up to $1,000 for lodging, meals, and car rental expenses if:
(1)The vehicle is inoperable due to a component failure covered by the factory warranty
AND
(2) The failure occurs more than 100 miles from home
10-10-2011 02:54 PM
smark
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Originally Posted by gstreetcomic View Post
The four year warranty is very welcome for the Smart brand, i mean after all, it would be fair as a means to compete with some of the others, for example, the Fiat has a three year warranty for their 500. So really this would be a huge selling point over the 500. Now if there was ever a four four in the horizon, well there is 2013.

Fiat has a basic 4 year 50,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty.
3 year 36,000 mile maintenance free. Except tires
4 year unlimited roadside assistance,
4 year 50,000 mile power-train.

What huge selling point is there?
10-10-2011 02:09 PM
gstreetcomic The four year warranty is very welcome for the Smart brand, i mean after all, it would be fair as a means to compete with some of the others, for example, the Fiat has a three year warranty for their 500. So really this would be a huge selling point over the 500. Now if there was ever a four four in the horizon, well there is 2013.
10-10-2011 12:25 PM
WhiteNBlack08
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Originally Posted by JohnnyM View Post
Also got email from smart Indy saying that they will honor the new 4 year warranty on in stock 2011 models remaining. They must not have many 2011's left.

6 to be exact. At least as of Saturday. May have sold a couple at the Scottish Highland games.. Fun day talking to people about the car. Most couldn't believe mine has 88K on it.
10-10-2011 10:24 AM
MPrice2984 I'm about to turn 100k with very few problems, none which would have been helped by either warrantee. MB could probably do a 3 year 50k warrantee with almost no cost outlay.
10-07-2011 05:46 PM
kennyrayandersen
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Originally Posted by Evilution View Post
Canada only got the (more reliable) diesel engine on the 450, not the unreliable petrol engine. Smart would have been digging their own grave offering 4 year warranty on the petrol model.
As much as I whine about some of the things on the smart, I don't think the petrol engine (450 or 451) is the weak part over the warranty period. No doubt the diesel has more longevity, but even the 450 engine was [generally] good for 60 K miles before needing anything major. The more frequent problems are the roof, clutch, and semi-auto shifter mechanisms computer-related stuff (in all forms) etc. There have been a few toasted engines, but seemingly not THAT many. Sure, they would have still be digging the grave
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