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Hello All,

Made the decision to pull the trigger on a 2014 last Saturday and now I am commuting on my E-bike and on the colder/rainy'er days I am in the ED. I have been pursuing this site for a couple weeks getting information on my selections as there were a few different models to choose from on various different dealers lots. I choose this car for it's all weather package and heated seats as well as only 9k miles on the clock and 3 months of warranty left to boot. Near new racing tires on it as well as overall it has been meticulously maintained by the previous owner. Found a hard copy of the owner's manual in the trunk. Still working with the dealer who sold it to me on a second key which has been promised in the Bill Due of items to me, yes, I priced one out locally for over $400.

I believe the last owner badged it with the Mercedes emblems as I do not see those on a normal basis on these Smart Cars, but it is a nice touch nonetheless. One last key point is that it parks well in our limited length of a driveway in conjunction with the wife's Outback. Already have a few upgrades I am looking for: Fog Lights, Rubber mats and a second charging cable or a LVL2 Charging station.

I am still investigating the info on this site for how to's and such like cabin filter replacement and anything else that comes across the screen that peaks my interest on this forum. Thank you to all who have left various bit's and pieces of this info here as it is much useful just like the e-bike and Goldwing forums!! I will contribute where I can as well.

Happy ED'ing,
H20man :D
 

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Great looking car and welcome from Florida!! Those Genius wheels really make the car look high performance.
 

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Great looking car and welcome from Florida!! Those Genius wheels really make the car look high performance.
Is that one of the coined terms "Genius" for those type of wheels available in 2014? And thank you for the kind words Z06-Lite, do you own a vette or is that the term for Smart Car?
 

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The wheel manufacturer is named "Genius", and they make two wheels for the smart car. The Darwin is the wheel that you have. They also make a wheel called a Newton that is a six spoke design. It's an aftermarket rim - it never came with those rims from the factory.

I saw that car on craigslist just in the last few days as I was shopping to see if anyone was selling some factory rear rims. It looks great! I love the way the Genius wheels fill up the wheelwells.

There seem to be a couple of sources of rubber mats. The more expensive and seemingly fuller coverage can be had from the Weathertech ones. There's a local craigslist seller who has a claimed lightly used, full set of front mats along with the cargo area mat advertised. They've been available for quite a while so you might be able to get them to deal. I got the Smart Madness (an aftermarket parts seller) rubber mats. They're almost identical in dimension and size to the factory carpeted mats but work well enough for us. These were on sale recently (may still be so - they had a thread on black Friday sales a week or so back). I don't have a mat in the cargo area - we purchased a Rola cargo carrier that has worked great for us, and we carry a small Harbor Freight tarp in case we have to carry something wet.

I haven't found a need for fog lights yet, even in the fog we've had recently. The range already gets shortened enough by the cold weather so I never considered adding more lighting which would burn through the battery even faster.

I commuted in our ED for a couple of months before I retired. I drove I-90 each way, mostly sitting on the speed limiter the whole way during the morning drive, and creeping along during the afternoons. About 40 miles a day and the ED was awesome in that use.

I got your PM - I'll give you a shout tomorrow (Tuesday). Congrats on your smart!
 

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Is that one of the coined terms "Genius" for those type of wheels available in 2014? And thank you for the kind words Z06-Lite, do you own a vette or is that the term for Smart Car?

@InjuredAgain answered all of you questions with totally accuracy.
I did have a 2004 Z06 so that was my screen name for a several years, but I sold it a couple of years ago...In fact, after I retired, I sold the Corvette, my '23 Ford street rod, my 2004 Dodge dually and 24 foot enclosed car trailer, I am now down to my '09 Brabus coupe and my '83 JZR. (Looks like a Morgan three wheeler) It is really nice to not have to spend so much time trying to maintain a small fleet. :)
 

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@InjuredAgain answered all of you questions with totally accuracy.
I did have a 2004 Z06 so that was my screen name for a several years, but I sold it a couple of years ago...In fact, after I retired, I sold the Corvette, my '23 Ford street rod, my 2004 Dodge dually and 24 foot enclosed car trailer, I am now down to my '09 Brabus coupe and my '83 JZR. (Looks like a Morgan three wheeler) It is really nice to not have to spend so much time trying to maintain a small fleet. :)
Here's my Miata that was sold, and the smart that replaced it:



and my current Corvette with the smart:



I guess I like plastic bodied cars!
 

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Please see the regional section, West Coast section, Pacific Northwest Region for a thread about a meet up amongst all of the smart owners in this area. I know there are quite a few now.
 

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Please see the regional section, West Coast section, Pacific Northwest Region for a thread about a meet up amongst all of the smart owners in this area. I know there are quite a few now.
Done and Done. TY

PS. Nice Corvette, I had the little brother 2000 Pontiac Trans AM WS6 6-Speed. That was a kick in the arse to drive let me tell ya!
 
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