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  1. Replacing Plastic Quarterlight Windows

    Does anybody know if it is possible to change the plastic quarterlight windows on a forfour for glass ones. I have checked with Smart who say "they can only relace with plastic ones due to safety reasons, but they could not tell me what the reasons were. To confuse the issue i have checked...

    Started by Mr Incredible, 30th November 2005 17:17
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  2. Finally got it!!

    Hi everyone, I collected my forfour passion 1.3 on Saturday, traded in my Roadster! First Impression, looks fantastic but I missed the roadsters poke and I felt like I was sitting really high up! However it is running in nicely (500 miles already) and seems to be getting abit quicker. Ended up...

    Started by Rach, 29th November 2005 14:14
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  3. Unhappy Cost of Fourfour from Dealers

    Hello I'm thinking of getting a petrol 1.5 2004/2005 Fourfour Passion, with leather package if possible. I looked on Parkers and it's quoting me a buying price of around 9,000. Yet when I look in Smart showrooms they are around 10,000 - 11,500. Is this a case of dealers overchanging? So,...

    Started by simonsmith, 27th November 2005 20:55
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  4. Please help a confused smartie...

    After reading many auto magazine reviews and watching last Sunday's "Top Gear" BBC prog., can anyone tell me the answers to my ponderings below... 1) Peter Cracknell, reviewing the smart ForFour Brabus in the Sep. 2005 "Motoring & Leisure" magazine states: "The ForFour has actually now...

    Started by Telstar7, 23rd November 2005 22:08
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  5. Red face smart four in the snow ???

    Snow and blizzards are looming..... i have only had a four since september, it's not been in the snow yet !! anyone out there know how they perform in winter conditions ? my fortwo was quite embarrasing !!!

    Started by alih1966, 23rd November 2005 18:12
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  6. Yet another Forfour Owner

    Hello fellow forfour owners,:cool: I have said goodbye to my brabus roadster xclusive and now got a brabus forfour in silver. Wasnt sure whether i was going to like it because i never test drove a forfour and only saw the brabus version once. Must say though, ITS FANTASTIC:D . It is a very...

    Started by robert18, 15th November 2005 16:38
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  7. Post 4-4 owner now

    :cool1: Hey guys... Just bought a new For Four Passion 68bhp diesel this week...thought I'd go for one. Traded in my W reg Mini Cooper (a real one NOT A BMW!) WITH ONLY 32,000 ON THE CLOCK. Got the 4-4 April reg. 05 plate 8,500 miles list price (with vis. pack & sound pack) 12k paid 8,250...

    Started by fender130173, 9th November 2005 10:21
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    9th November 2005 18:37 Go to last post
  8. Questions about Beaulieu

    Being a relatively new member, and reading previous posts about the Beaulieu meet, can anyone tell me: 1) Do I have to purchase tickets before the event? If so (and this may be a silly question), from whom? Or, 2) Do I just pootle down there and look out for other smarties? :coolp:

    Started by Telstar7, 3rd November 2005 22:11
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    4th November 2005 18:20 Go to last post
  9. Luggage cover

    Anyone retro fitted the luggage cover and brackets yet to a forfour . Regards Peter

    Started by peter brown, 30th June 2005 22:43
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  10. Another owner!!

    Hi all, Ive just put a deposit on a new forfour passion 1.3 with softouch, leather, paddles, multi functioning steering wheel and radio 6! excited but unfortunatly I loose the roadie in part-ex. Glad to be part of the forfour crowd though, they are great little cars!

    Started by Rach, 27th October 2005 19:49
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  11. Cool ForFour or not

    Hi Ive got a roadster and very pleased to. Im thinking of getting my wife a ForFour 1.5D with auto as she has to have an auto. It may have to be new as its hard to get one with the bench in the back for 3 kids and Im being told it cant be fitted after new. So has any one got this model and if so...

    Started by J4KOO, 9th October 2005 00:56
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  12. Thumbs up Sound system installation

    Hey everyone, I own a forfour and i m from Australia. I've always been a fan of of sound systems which I got influenced by all my mates. At the moment I've got a 12" Alpine Type R sub, a pair of DDLinear splits and a mono n 4ch kenwood amp (which was goin in a different car but I changed my mine so...

    Started by jakz, 13th October 2005 05:24
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  13. Angry Wing Mirror Needs Replacing

    I have only had my forfour Brabus for 3 weeks and some git has broken my wing mirror. I have no idea who but I have to use duct tape to hold it together now. Does anyone know how much it costs to replace? Does anyone know if the passion has indicators on the wing mirrors as well. I...

    Started by Karlan, 9th October 2005 18:56
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  14. Stonechips Aarrrggghh!!!!

    Anybody had any problems with stonechips on their forfour, Mine seems to get a new one everyday. :icon_mad: :icon_mad: maybe is cause I'm driving it too fast :wohow:

    Started by Mr Incredible, 6th October 2005 03:13
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  15. Fire Extinguisher

    Following on from my "How Much" post in the main area has anybody tried to install one of these themselves... if so what is involved and how hard is it.... Dont really know why I want one, just think it looks cool under the seat. thanks

    Started by Mr Incredible, 4th October 2005 11:16
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  16. Dull stereo sound

    I have the basic radio 5 installed in my Brabus forfour, but it does have the sound upgrade fitted but.....to get any kind of quality sound I have to set the treble to +10 and the bass to -3 and then it just doesnt sound right. There seems to be no mid range treble whatsoever. Does anybody else...

    Started by Mr Incredible, 4th October 2005 11:20
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  17. Depreciation shocker!

    I was planning to swap my "just run in" 1.5 Passion for the Brabus turbo version. I just got a trade-in value and find I have lost 60% of the purchase price in 9 months. I realise that a trade-in is not the best option but to lose over 9000 in 9 months is a joke...and I thought this would be a...

    Started by YC54KMO, 6th August 2005 12:29
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  18. Wink new forfour

    i got my 55reg four the other day, i am soooo impressed ! After driving two different for two's over five years i wasn't quite sure if i would like it..... What a car !!! it's brilliant, it's a dream, ice white with a silver tridion shell. I love it !!!

    Started by alih1966, 3rd September 2005 09:36
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    11th September 2005 23:03 Go to last post
  19. OBD 2 on the forfour.

    Hi i know there is a website that explains about using the OBD 2 on the for four as it is a CAN connection not the ISO which is on this site for the 4/2 does anybody know. Cheers :wohow:

    Started by funkydevil, 19th August 2005 14:40
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  20. Wish you had bought the lounge seats? Here's how to get them

    Do you regret not buying lounge seats? Dont worry, just as I figured the seats are the same there is just a peg inserted to stop the seats moving to full range. To remove the peg this is what you do http://www.arco81.dsl.pipex.com/lounge/1.JPG 1) Remove this screw, the plastic suround can...

    Started by Badger, 16th January 2005 13:07
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    3rd August 2005 01:37 Go to last post

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