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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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
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  4. 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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  5. 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
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  6. Paint code

    I have a 56 plate 450, that I want to buy a touchup paint for. Mercedes tell me there is no code for the paint but is is known as: CBS Colour = River Silver Metallic (FFO). Does anyone know if there is a code or if people like Halfords can mix the right paint for this name? P

    Started by Philwozza, 5th August 2017 12:28
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  7. 'SD Connected'

    Something new - a display that hasn't appeared before; when starting the car in the morning, ' SD Connected ' is displayed. What does this refer to?

    Started by 4466kWprime, 1st August 2017 13:01
    display messages, s d, sd connected
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  8. Test drive new smart and get £25

    Its a bit late but only recently find out if you book and take a test drive in a new smart you get a £25 Amazon voucher. The offer is only valid till end of July. I have booked one for Friday. I am picking it up after work and returning Saturday so can have a good drive. The sales person at Ipswich...

    Started by Hadleigh Marky, 25th July 2017 21:12
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  9. 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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  10. Leaving the Smart family

    Sadly, after about 15 years of Smart ownership (one of the first batch of LHDs, followed by a Roadster) there isn't anything in the Smart range that inspires me. I'm posting to say thanks for the great community spirit here, and all the technical help you folks have provided over the years, from...

    Started by TB303, 29th April 2017 16:12
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  11. 451 gear selection problems

    I have a 57 plate 451. I have had, up to now, intermittent (but rare) gear selection problems with 1st and reverse gear. Sometimes when I come to a stop or when maneuvering, it refuses to come out of neutral and select reverse or 1st. Switching off and restarting fixes the problem. However,...

    Started by tingewickmax, 10th July 2017 09:20
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  12. Greetings

    Hello, So, I'm not an owner yet😕 Trying to find which model I want and looking for a definitive guide on the different models. Prefer convertible hard or soft top not sure which or what the issues with either may be Prefer sportier coming from Audi TT - Mini Cooper S. Want cheap so guess latest...

    Started by Hairy, 5th July 2017 00:06
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  13. TV Documentary - PCP Car Finance - can you help?

    We have been approached by Nine Lives Media who are making a TV documentary about PCP Car Finance. Full details are shown below and if you can help, please contact Jasmine Macnabb directly. Many thanks Al

    Started by Al Young, 26th June 2017 13:05
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  14. Car seat covers

    Looking for seat covers for my o4 reg smart fortwo any ideas please

    Started by John, 22nd June 2017 11:07
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  15. Hello

    Greetings & hello from Poland Warsaw ! I live in PL (even never been to UK) , i own new c453cabrio 0,9t passion . Since its quite hard to get knowledge about this car coz its quite new, so i joined your forum to get to know smth about mods and so on...

    Started by luckym, 18th April 2017 15:35
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  16. Question Smart 450 Compatible Radio

    Hello, looking to change the original smart 450 radio with a cheap usb and aux radio ? Any recommendations ? Thanks

    Started by vmicha, 30th May 2017 20:29
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  17. Vehicle Survey

    Hello. I am an MBA student and an employee within the automotive industry attempting to gain insight on how impactful social media and other advertising resources are in regards to vehicle purchases/leases. The survey is a joint project for both my class and my employer, and I was curious if anyone...

    Started by sbowen, 29th May 2017 03:06
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  18. 450 Tyre sizes

    I have a set of Jetline wheels and wondered if I could go up to 155/60/15 on the front and 195/50/15 on the rear, anyone running that combination, I've seen on other forums that people are running bigger sizes but the tyre guide says that is the maximum and I am trying to keep the rolling...

    Started by richtrash, 22nd May 2017 01:46
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  19. 450 15th Birthday!

    Hello All, I am happy to say my 450 will be the ripe old age of 15 on 24th May and just needed an offside brake light bulb during the MOT this week. After a bit of a hiatus when the smartie was being looked after by my parents I got it back just under a year ago and have not looked back. ...

    Started by nedpears, 4th May 2017 15:09
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  20. Towing a smart

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17202885_1242022549238843_2691003712101224579_n.jpg?oh=babd3687a467e10641a15b549e9de79d&oe=59A9379C There's enough room to get a smart in that thing ! :icon_smil:icon_smil

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 16th May 2017 10:21
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