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I have a 2009 smart for two with 3800 miles on it. Do I need to change the plugs, or are they still okay?
 

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Manual said 3 years or 30k mi if I recall correctly. I followed the years because of low mileage, paid the dealer to do it. Someone else may chime in whether they think it was necessary even though very low mileage.

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We have 9 cars and this one was bought as a toy for me.
That's awesome then.
To the original question, spark plugs are due at 30k. If you upgrade to iridium I think it's like 100k. But it depends how you drive the car. If you just drive it once a month or so then they should be fine, but if you were to indeed just drive the car for 1 mile a day then it probably wouldn't hurt to change them.
If you're mechanically inclined, pull them out and make sure they don't have some heavy rust or deposits. You will need a very tiny, absolutely baby ratchet with a 10 mile socket
 

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There still okay. Why would they need to be changed. You Change them every 30,000 miles. The miles you put on your car, you will never need to replace them. I hope you been changing you oil at least. That goes for the antifreeze too.
 

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That's awesome then.
To the original question, spark plugs are due at 30k. If you upgrade to iridium I think it's like 100k. But it depends how you drive the car. If you just drive it once a month or so then they should be fine, but if you were to indeed just drive the car for 1 mile a day then it probably wouldn't hurt to change them.
If you're mechanically inclined, pull them out and make sure they don't have some heavy rust or deposits. You will need a very tiny, absolutely baby ratchet with a 10 mile socket
I just changed @ 110K to iridium from what I've read on this group. Runs smoother & peepier too, I believe.
 

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I bought it new in 2009 and it's mostly highway mileage.
You are a brave soul. I don't know if I would do 200k on the highway in that small of a car, although I am in Los Angeles. It probably depends on where you live. We first encountered the car in Europe where people tend to drive much smaller vehicles. I fell in love with it and decided if they ever sold it in the USA I would buy one. I do have to say that the European models drive quite a bit better than the USA edition. It is still a lot of fun to drive with the top down.
 

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You are a brave soul. I don't know if I would do 200k on the highway in that small of a car, although I am in Los Angeles. It probably depends on where you live. We first encountered the car in Europe where people tend to drive much smaller vehicles. I fell in love with it and decided if they ever sold it in the USA I would buy one. I do have to say that the European models drive quite a bit better than the USA edition. It is still a lot of fun to drive with the top down.
I too encountered them first in Germany in '04 while visiting my Uncle. His son works for Mercedes and had one of the sportster models, which I got to ride in,but not drive.When they first came to the states and they had the 'Test drive' events, I had to try one and I was hooked. I do have a second car for the Winter months, but I do drive it then also as long as no heavy snow is called for.
 
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