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  1. Concerns re Houston Mercedes Dealer

    smart General Discussion
    I remember right around the time of the 2010's dealers were informed that smart would eventually include more horsepower and a dual clutch transmission. Nobody was given an exact year for that occurrence though, and it ended up taking until 2016 for America to finally get the upgrade...
  2. My Time w/ smart Has Ended

    smart News & Rumors
    Thanks, I appreciate it. I want to stay in the car business, however I want to take a creative and different approach if it is at all possible. You have to evolve your service as technology and "the market" demands. Jumping back into the exact same role only with a different hat or uniform...
  3. Concerns re Houston Mercedes Dealer

    smart General Discussion
    If this is a used car there isn’t much you can do. Used cars are often sold with whatever they offered to you at the time of sale.
  4. 2016 Smart Fortwo Prime - 12v Malfunction Warning

    smart General Discussion
    It should be fixed under warranty prior to closing your lease return. I wouldn't worry much.
  5. Latest monthly and total US sales numbers (check post #1)

    smart Delivery
    At this point, realistically it's even less than that. MAYBE 10 or so actively pulling inventory in. Pretty much everybody is a service, lease return, and warranty center.
  6. My Time w/ smart Has Ended

    smart News & Rumors
    Just an fyi, but I am no longer affiliated w/ smart or MB. Perhaps a return to MB will be in my future, but after 13 years with 2 weeks as my longest vacation time off---I have decided to take a few months off to rejuvenate and figure out the next steps. I am embracing spending the next few...
  7. Charging your Smart on a Tesla AC wall or "destination" Charger

    smart fortwo Electric Drive
    Why mooch off Tesla's stations when there's plenty of Level 2 stations to go around?
  8. Engine Sound Question (secondary air injection pump)

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    I had one of them go out on one of my smarts and heard others die in customers' cars, they exhibited symptoms of irregular noises prior to eventual failure and refusal to operate. I've also heard the same issue on other MB vehicles with the same part. Usually it starts with the strange noises...
  9. Engine Sound Question (secondary air injection pump)

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    If it's starting to act weird, look for it to continue to do that for some time until it finally quits...
  10. This Ingenious Pass-Through Ratchet And Socket Set is 70% Off

    Vendor Deals
    These are very convenient to have in a tool collection. No doubt about it, I have a set. Now if there was a way to electronically track them so I can find my missing 14mm... :shrug: :D
  11. Charging

    smart fortwo Electric Drive
    Probably too small based on how much power the car will consistently draw. I'd aim for at least 3.5kW to handle the consistent load.
  12. Electric Range

    smart fortwo Electric Drive
    Some trips I'm easily pulling 80+ miles. Other trips, 58 miles brings the battery gauge pretty low to around 15% or even less. Depends on the conditions, driving styles, weather, etc,.
  13. Unobtainable HV battery

    smart fortwo Electric Drive
    If the car sat for a long period of time and the 12v battery fails at the same time the HV battery was extremely low, then the HV battery can easily fail to the point of no return. If the 12v was powering a load constantly, i.e. a dome light left on or a door not closed all the way, for...
  14. Do stock 450 ForTwos have catalytic converters?

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    Absolutely the car is supposed to have a cat converter. It probably has one but it's tiny and/or difficult to see. OR, a prior owner may have cut it out and that can get you in a world of trouble you'll never want to deal with. Try to get us some pictures so some of us here can point it out...
  15. What did you do with your smart today?

    smart General Discussion
    It may have been your thermostat, but also I would check the front grille flaps at the bottom of the front bumper cover. They automatically open and close to assist with heating and cooling, and it is possible some snow or ice got wedged in there and prevented the flaps from moving in their...
  16. My Smart Car scared the crap out of me a couple days ago! (mixed tires)

    smart General Discussion
    Mismatch tires and deliberately low cost tires are a red flag. Do your tire specifications match exactly what smart recommended? Or did you just have tires installed just because they fit the rim on the car? Speed, treadwear rating, etc, matters here...
  17. My Smart Car scared the crap out of me a couple days ago! (mixed tires)

    smart General Discussion
    I knew it wasn't the car. :nerd:
  18. Level 2 charging issues - test method?

    smart fortwo Electric Drive
    Yikes! Have you considered renting a truck and trailer and towing it yourself, for significantly less? The dealer will certainly be able to fix your problem, but I doubt it will be cheap. It's overwhelmingly likely they're using all oem parts that are brand new or factory refurbished, so...
  19. Level 2 charging issues - test method?

    smart fortwo Electric Drive
    Try another Level 2 charger just to see if the one you bought was defective... perhaps a public charger. :nerd:
  20. Passenger window gasket (glass seal)

    smart General Discussion
    It might be under warranty. You should bring it to your local smart car dealer to have it checked out.
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