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Forum: Smarties in the Smokies 2018, Townsend, TN   04-27-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,879
Posted By ArthurRW
Elaine & I will be there but our granddaughter...

Elaine & I will be there but our granddaughter and daughter won't be able to make it, it's the same weekend as college move in. Originally Emili was going to wait until next spring but she's eligible...
Forum: 453   03-22-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,197
Posted By ArthurRW
I've got a 2016 with manual tranny and according...

I've got a 2016 with manual tranny and according to the dealership, the only one they sold. I've had 3 VW bugs, a Nissan Xterra, Opel Kadet, 2 Toyota pickups and a Geo Prism all with manual trannys....
Forum: Interior & Exterior   06-10-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By ArthurRW
Asked the dealership about this as I noticed this...

Asked the dealership about this as I noticed this with both our 2016 passions and was told this was perfectly normal due to the way the braking system is designed. Simple braking system, yes, there...
Forum: smart Modifications   06-01-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,679
Posted By ArthurRW
Another option, a heads up display for cars,sits...

Another option, a heads up display for cars,sits on your dash but puts the info on your windshield, plugs into the ODB port and takes info from that. Costs vary but are comparable to a good gauge...
Forum: Heart of Virginia Chapter   05-19-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By ArthurRW
Got a couple that said they could make it the...

Got a couple that said they could make it the 27th, I thought it was the 27th anyway,that late in the season it might be blueberries
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   05-19-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,813
Posted By ArthurRW
Got that letter yesterday, I have 2 2016 smarts,...

Got that letter yesterday, I have 2 2016 smarts, only 1 letter. Need to check the VINs so I know which one has the recall. My understanding is they won't make any changes unless the lights are out of...
Forum: 453   05-12-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,016
Posted By ArthurRW
I bought my 2016 last April, with USAA, customer...

I bought my 2016 last April, with USAA, customer loyalty and trade in on my 2008 I got $5500 off on my passion. Then I went for the lifetime warranty from Daimler for $3000, all told, I'm happy with...
Forum: Heart of Virginia Chapter   05-08-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By ArthurRW
We're in

We're in
Forum: Off-Topic Cafe   04-22-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By ArthurRW
Sounds like a two switch circuit, turns a light...

Sounds like a two switch circuit, turns a light on/off from either switch. I'd have someone stand near the light being controlled as you progress turning off and on each circuit breaker until the...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   04-19-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By ArthurRW
Like the ultragauge the scangauge will do the...

Like the ultragauge the scangauge will do the same, I've been using scangauge in my smarts since 2010. It also doesn't take as much space as the triple gauge set, a plus in a smart.
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   04-16-2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,189
Posted By ArthurRW
We have 2 2016 passions, before that, 1 2008 and...

We have 2 2016 passions, before that, 1 2008 and 1 2009 also passions.
Forum: OutSMARTing The Dragon 2016   04-08-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,309
Posted By ArthurRW
Good News! The website for this year's OTD is...

Good News! The website for this year's OTD is almost up. Look closely, we will not be staying at Fontana this year, instead we're at Deer Ridge Resort, Gatlinburg, Tn.
Forum: Interior & Exterior   03-25-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By ArthurRW
I'm taking it you have the "older" model smart? I...

I'm taking it you have the "older" model smart? I actually accessed through the driver's side wheel well and installed a wolo bad boy air horn in my '8 and '09 passions, want to do the same to my 2...
Forum: 453   03-25-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,179
Posted By ArthurRW
Got a '16 passion stick shift that I daily drive...

Got a '16 passion stick shift that I daily drive on the highway, I hit 70 mph without realizing it all the time. Definitely more fun than my old '08 passion. So far my wife & I have had 4 smart...
Forum: smart Modifications   03-25-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,576
Posted By ArthurRW
When I had my '08 & '09 smarts I used a Bosch...

When I had my '08 & '09 smarts I used a Bosch filter larger than the stock size with no problems, can't say that now that I have 2 '16 smarts, kind of limited since they use a cartridge insert.
Forum: Interior & Exterior   03-19-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By ArthurRW
Being plastic, yes. Sunlight and being hit by...

Being plastic, yes. Sunlight and being hit by dust while driving does it. There are liquids used to polish the plastic lenses though. Waxing the plastic will slow down the deterioration somewhat.
Forum: The Car Lounge   03-17-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By ArthurRW
I remember the N.J. "gas wars" where I could get...

I remember the N.J. "gas wars" where I could get gas for $.11 a gallon, I was a teen at the time. Anyone remember the "Good Gulf" commercial where the boy on a date asks the gas station attendant for...
Forum: OutSMARTing The Dragon 2017   03-14-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,703
Posted By ArthurRW
Got my reservation for four, me, my wife,...

Got my reservation for four, me, my wife, daughter and granddaughter, 3 smart cars. Daughter is chaperone for my granddaughter, the smart driver gene skipped a generation. My wife & I have a hotel...
Forum: Heart of Virginia Chapter   03-10-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,171
Posted By ArthurRW
We have a small group that tries to meet the 2nd...

We have a small group that tries to meet the 2nd Saturday of the month in the Hampton Roads area, mostly for fellowship. We haven't discussed the strawberry picking event yet but there's time. My...
Forum: 453   02-27-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,699
Posted By ArthurRW
Keep it until it's considered a classic!

Keep it until it's considered a classic!
Forum: 453   02-26-2017, 03:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,699
Posted By ArthurRW
I had the paddle shifters and installed the...

I had the paddle shifters and installed the Boschbuilt shifters on both my '08 & '09 smarts, now have 2 '16s, my wife's is the automatic and mine has the manual. Neither are Cabriolets, I do enjoy...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   02-04-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,919
Posted By ArthurRW
I've pretty much ignored the speedo problem with...

I've pretty much ignored the speedo problem with smarts, never had an accurate speedo in any car I've driven so what's new? I've even had a '68 Ford station wagon that picked up 1 mph for each 10 mph...
Forum: 453   01-22-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By ArthurRW
Mine has the numbers in small size and the...

Mine has the numbers in small size and the horizontal graphic with this itty bitty black line to show coolant temp. My qualifier in my statement was "at a glance", I don't want to stare at that...
Forum: 453   01-22-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By ArthurRW
Haven't found a favorite screen yet, it...

Haven't found a favorite screen yet, it complicates the choice since I have my scangauge on the steering column. The one I don't like is the coolant temperature, too hard to read at a glance, give me...
Forum: 453   01-04-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,447
Posted By ArthurRW
There's a trailer repair shop near where I work,...

There's a trailer repair shop near where I work, maybe I need to stop there after work someday and see if they can fab one...
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