It was towed to the dealer because of a fault in the motor control electronics. They replaced a module under warranty, but didn't give many details. When it threw the fault code, it would not move under its own power (I coasted into a parking lot). By the time AAA arrived, saw that they needed a rollback truck, and returned with the right truck, it would drive again, but I didn't trust it to make it to the dealer. A friend had somewhat similar symptoms with his and had the accelerator pedal sensor replaced under warranty.
The car was running when I bought it. $4500 is a pretty typical price for a 2013 in the Raleigh, NC area. Bill > On October 24, 2017 at 8:56 AM Robert Bruninga <bruni...@usna.edu> wrote: > > > So why was it taken to the dealer? What was wrong with it. > Was it towed there? Is that what drove the sales price? > Inquiring minds want to know these things... ;-) > > Bob > > -----Original Message----- > From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Bill Collins via > EV > Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:13 AM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Cc: Bill Collins > Subject: Re: [EVDL] Smart ED questions > > I recently bought a 2013 Smart ED for $4500. I own the battery. > I took it to the Mercedes dealer (Leith, in Cary, NC) and they kept it for > two weeks. The only loan car they could give us (after we asked, they did > not offer it) was an ICE Smart, which is a horrible car to drive. > > The car itself has been fun. It's not as refined as the LEAF, but drives > like a fast little go-cart! It feels like a really well done EV > conversion, while the LEAF feels like it was designed to be electric. > The lack of a service manual bothers me, but there seems to be a growing > body of DIY info, including a leafspy like device that's in the prototype > stage and a $200 code reader that's claimed to work with the Smart > electric. We also have an independent mechanic that is working with one of > the local Smart EV owners to learn how to repair them. > > Bill > _______________________________________________ > UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub > http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org > Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA > (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA) _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)