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  1. Club Logo Sticky Thread Sticky: Photo issues on our Forum (and across the internet)

    For years Photobucket has been a great place to host photos to then embed into forums like ours. However, this has changed, and to be able to do this from Photobucket you now need to pay a $399 yearly fee. So, we're afraid you'll be seeing plenty of this 4265 from now on :angry::angry::angry:

    Started by J500ANT, 20th July 2017 22:01
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  1. Custom Trim Badges

    Hi Everyone, Every so often at the bigger meetings, I see a Smart or two sporting a rounded rectangle trim badge which is made out of the same or similar stuff to the original trim badges but they appear to be a custom addition to the car, "Smart Arse" being one of them as below: ...

    Started by Ocracoke, Yesterday 13:25
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  2. Fitting Steering Wheel Shift paddles

    Hi. I have a late 2015 Smart 453 0.9 Prime and it did not come with paddle shifters. Is there any way to install steering wheel shift paddles? Thanks.

    Started by beppe.debono, 19th September 2017 20:29
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  3. Dash design?

    Anyone have any thoughts as to why the satnav unit in the dash of all the new models looks like an accessory rather than an integrated:icon_redf piece of the dash?

    Started by ohoraherecaptain, 15th September 2017 17:50
    • Replies: 5
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    18th September 2017 16:32 Go to last post
  4. Smart Dealerships sell so many cars they have given up talking to customers

    I have been searching the country or should I say Smart dealerships for my ideal car a Brabus 453 Fortwo. I saw what I was looking for at four Smart dealerships and made inquirers using their online inquiry forms. Three of these dealerships must have outstanding sales that they do not need to...

    Started by postnote, 12th September 2017 04:10
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    13th September 2017 08:16 Go to last post
  5. Brabus Fortwo 453 107 hp Rechip-Remap

    I realise there may well be posts already on these forums regarding rechips but the internet is a maze of different companies offering a similar service but differing increase in BHP. One that seems to popular is Celtic tuning from the West country or R-Tec. Has anyone used these companies...

    Started by postnote, 12th September 2017 21:35
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    13th September 2017 08:15 Go to last post
  6. Upgrade to Smart Media System

    Well after some miscommunications finally looks as though I'll be getting my Brabus 453. It has the normal radio and wanted to know if I can 1. Upgrade to a Smart Media system. 2. Cost of a unit 3. Can I fit, is it a plug and play using existing radio connections 4. Does it need any coding to...

    Started by postnote, 11th September 2017 20:11
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    12th September 2017 22:22 Go to last post
  7. Post What was the last part replaced on your smart?

    Just for a bit of fun to see the vairety of answers. What was the last part replaced on your smart? Not including routine servicing, or upgrades/mods. Here's mine... Rear number plate lamp (broken clip), cost was less than £10. 450 fortwo cabrio, 2005, 143,500 miles.

    Started by mccsmart2002, 2nd November 2016 18:36
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    12th September 2017 06:15 Go to last post
  8. smart to go electric only from 2020

    It's official :angry: https://twitter.com/Daimler/status/907314886044213249 #smart goes all electric. By 2020 smart will be completely electrified #eMobility #FutureOfMobility #MBIAA17

    Started by J500ANT, 11th September 2017 21:55
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  9. Full cabrio roof operation? 450/451

    Hi all, when or which models did the full motorised cabrio roof come in, we had a 55 plate cabrio and the rear drop was manual, but I have seen some where the whole distance inc the rear drop is also motorised, bit confused as to when this came in. Thinking of buying another , we sold ours some...

    Started by Jetsets, 8th September 2017 06:55
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    11th September 2017 20:44 Go to last post
  10. Brabus Fortwo 453 tachometer and cockpit clock Wanted

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the site but look forward to using it and getting knowledge and Help. I have enjoyed for many years my 451 fortwo passion, loved the car but not the performance hence upgrading to a Brabus Fortwo. The only downside it does not have on the right hand side the tachometer...

    Started by postnote, 7th September 2017 22:29
    brabus 543, fortwo, tacho
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    11th September 2017 20:06 Go to last post
  11. Shifted goal posts

    We always knew they would when they achieved what they set out...... https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vehicle-excise-duty/vehicle-excise-duty Glad I'm getting my new car before April 2017 seeing as the government have realised their goal ,... and so are shifting those goal posts...

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 26th July 2015 22:48
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    10th September 2017 13:58 Go to last post
  12. Question Air vent surrounds on W453

    Hi, Has anyone removed the central air vent surrounds on the later fortwo and forfour? I have white ones which reflect up onto the screen. I either thought of changing them to black or spraying them matt black to help minimize this reflection. I have tried and they feel as if they are going to come...

    Started by NigelB, 1st September 2017 10:10
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    2nd September 2017 08:43 Go to last post
  13. Unhappy Green Smart (Maybe Brabus) Write Off

    Hey Smart Owners, I hope you might be able to help me here... Unfortunately my car White BMW 1 Series was hit last Wednesday 23rd August by a Green Smart Car (Maybe Brabus style). It happened in Downend, Bristol at 9pm. The car was hit so hard the car jumped forward a whole car length. ...

    Started by adds05, 29th August 2017 17:05
    crash, smart
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    30th August 2017 22:13 Go to last post
  14. THinking of coming back to the Smart family, advice please xx

    Hi everyone A few years ago I owned a 2003 Passion Cabrio and loved it, sold after a year due to moving to one car and I cried as it drove away. Now I'm back looking, our other car is a caravan Tug and driving it 4 miles a day seems wasteful, plus I miss the wind in my hair :icon_smil Anyway...

    Started by lindylou22, 28th August 2017 17:39
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    28th August 2017 23:01 Go to last post
  15. 4Smart

    I don't usually recommend anyone but I must on this occasion! I did a 400 mile round trip to 4Smart in Cheltenham on Saturday to have my Cabrio roof motors replaced and also the back window replaced at the same time. They are a truly superb operation, on arrival I was given a loan car for...

    Started by Campsea, 28th August 2017 07:58
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  16. Does thesmartclub have any influence at all with the designers?

    Serious query Does thesmartclub have any influence at all with the designers and manufacturers of the vehicles? Just a couple of examples 1. Smart forfour cars made in Slovenia have the inkorrect symbol ‘Kg’ on the vehicle identification plate: (i) When I raised this issue with the...

    Started by 4466kWprime, 21st July 2017 22:50
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    design faults, feedback to smart, night driving, rev counter and clock, suggested improvements
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    21st August 2017 12:01 Go to last post
  17. Made it to 150K

    Finally made it to my goal of reaching 150,000 miles (241,000km) on the original 698cc engine without needing major surgery or a rebuild. I did initially want to achieve 100,000 miles (161,000km) which happened in early 2012. I did do quite a bit of research when I was first looking to purchase...

    Started by mccsmart2002, 16th August 2017 18:36
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    20th August 2017 11:20 Go to last post
  18. Poor colour match on black 453

    This is a general post to all smart owners.I have recently bought a new Black prime sport I am pleased with vehicle but the colour match is poor, the main reason is that the car has two paint codes.At no time during my purchase did I think that black tridion and black panels would be so bad.It is...

    Started by cjm63, 11th August 2017 20:13
    • Replies: 5
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    18th August 2017 23:08 Go to last post
  19. Can't believe Smart owners just accept poor finish on premium priced car.

    Still waiting for reply from Mercedes/smart washed car yesterday and moved when dark the house security light came on and the colour /shade difference is worse at night.In one of documents given to me it states that wing mirror covers should match tuition shell and amazingly they do in any light...

    Started by cjm63, 14th August 2017 18:07
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    15th August 2017 23:53 Go to last post
  20. Advice on chipped paint

    Picked up my new Smart 2 weeks ago and as it wasn't raining today, I decided to give it a good clean and polish which is when I noticed a small chip where the paint has gone right next to the where the front near side indicator is fitted. Rang dealer and they said to buy touch up paint. Was...

    Started by Wendyj, 10th August 2017 15:48
    • Replies: 3
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    12th August 2017 08:54 Go to last post

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