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  1. red strobe Sticky Thread Sticky: Career Opportunity - smart Brand Specialist, Mercedes-Benz of Edinburgh, Newbridge

    We've been approached by Mercedes-Benz of Edinburgh with an exciting career opportunity we are sure many of you will be interested in, namely as as a smart Brand Specialist. The search for the right person is underway now and you can find full details via the following link: ...

    Started by Al Young, 25th October 2017 08:24
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  2. 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. Frustrated and crying !

    It's 7 weeks now since my 450 was taken out of action due to putting key fob through washer and dryer. New, Chinese made, fobs bought off eBay and also a Delphi box of tricks but unable to get it to recognise the fobs. No idea if new fobs working or not (checked batteries) ! Today decided to bite...

    Started by WesleyPegden, 6th April 2018 15:59
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  2. Towing a 450 with a motorhome/ A frame- steering probs!

    Trying to tow my 02 450 on a braked a frame, the steering slaps from side to side enough to shake the towing vehicle. I have read that a bungee on the steering wheel can stop it but this is not treating the disease, only the symptoms. It is professionally fitted qaulity kit (car-a-tow) and fits...

    Started by jackrussel1996, 25th September 2017 16:45
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  3. MoT Failure; High Lambda Reading

    This is not a question, but an answer, in case it helps anyone. It tries to bring together advice from various others sources that I have used in resolving a problem with my car. My Mk1 450 failed its MoT last week, with a very high lambda reading (as high as 1.15) All other emissions readings...

    Started by AndrewH, 16th April 2018 22:21
    emissions, lambda, mot
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    16th April 2018 22:26 Go to last post
  4. Prospective buyer here.. is there a way to tell if oil consumption is high ?

    Hi, I am in the process of looking at second hand smart roadsters but they are mostly around the 70-80,000 mile mark. I made a comprehensive 5 page buying guide with the best bits from the buying guides and various forums. It seems like most problems can be spotted with a comprehensive check...

    Started by rogerharris, 4th April 2018 21:32
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    9th April 2018 21:06 Go to last post
  5. with smart going electric only from 2019, will your next car be a smart?

    Had a test drive of a couple of forfour autos yesterday (both 71 and 90hp versions) at Mercedes Manchester. Very impressed with them, even the 71 felt nippy around town and was adequate on the M60, but maybe I'm just used to a lack of power having driven a 71hp 451 for 10 years and plan overtaking...

    Started by andrewh1973, 28th January 2018 12:49
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  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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    1st April 2018 17:50 Go to last post
  7. Leaving the Smart fold after 18 years

    After eighteen years of Smart ownership, the same Passion cabriolet, I unfortunately had to scrap the car yesterday. Despite only having covered 80k kilometres it had reached the stage of uneconomical repair. It was great being an early adopter and meeting folks at the early Herts pub meeting,...

    Started by tony.spicer, 29th March 2018 14:06
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    1st April 2018 12:55 Go to last post
  8. Club Logo Goodbye for now.

    So, after selling my Smart I shall be leaving the club on Sunday. Best wishes to you all and happy motoring. If I ever move to live in/near Sussex (Smart Brekkie), Baldock, North Herts and Central Bedford (...)or Wessex (Smart Meet) I shall buy another Smart so that I can be near a club. However I...

    Started by convertible, 27th March 2018 15:14
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    27th March 2018 15:40 Go to last post
  9. The best and more reliable

    Hello. All my life I drove manual cars but, in one of my last holidays in Greece, me and my wife rented a FourTwo and we loved. Loved so much that we are thinking of buying one. But have no knowledge of which one is the best motor. I've been looking in Autotrader app for cars from 2010 onwards...

    Started by nfp, 19th March 2018 16:56
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    21st March 2018 14:30 Go to last post
  10. Hi all - wanted to say hi and ideally have a piece of advice from Smart fans

    Good afternoon from sunny South West England. I would appreciate some advice from you guys as my research so far has been really a mixed bag. A bit of background. Currently I'm looking for a beginners car for my wife who wants an automatic. I actually had the idea of checking old used Smart cars...

    Started by crisdean, 19th March 2018 14:15
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    21st March 2018 08:20 Go to last post
  11. First Post - Smart Roadster

    Hello everyone, long long time reader, think I had a membership once before but i can't remember. In essence, long time Smart ForTwo owner, 10 years with my current one , it's been very good to me. I have previously owned a few left hookers, and I bought a Crossblade (purchased in europe)...

    Started by JogonUK, 11th March 2018 23:55
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  12. Suggestions for somewhere close to me who can sync new keys

    Stupidly I put the only key for my 2005 450 through a full wash and then tumble dry. :icon_redf As you can guess it no longer works ! I've bought a pair of new, pattern fobs off eBay, which arrived in post today and have had key blanks cut. There is a local company who state on their web site...

    Started by WesleyPegden, 21st February 2018 17:40
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  13. Question New here - Looking to get a 451 Barbus Coupé

    Hi there, I’ve previously had a 451 Passion on an 08 but it was stolen, also has a Passion 04. Currently diving a TT TDi diesel 2008, which is the best all round car I’ve ever owned. Looking for a Brabus Coupé in 2008 onwards. Struggling to find much information on them, specifically: Do...

    Started by iPap, 8th March 2018 20:28
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    18th March 2018 17:58 Go to last post
  14. Fare thee well smart Brabus

    https://bye-buy-brabus.de :surprice::icon_neut:icon_eek:

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 11th March 2018 21:36
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    12th March 2018 06:09 Go to last post
  15. 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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    7th March 2018 16:34 Go to last post
  16. Seat covers

    I have a fortwo smart 04 reg looking for good seat covers as seats a bit gruby now not been able to find a good set up to now any help much apreciated thanks

    Started by John, 6th March 2018 10:58
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    7th March 2018 16:04 Go to last post
  17. 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
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    brabus 543, fortwo, tacho
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    6th March 2018 23:01 Go to last post
  18. Wind Screen Wipers Not Working - Help Please

    Hi All, Last week will all the cold weather my windscreen wipers decided to stop working. When I turn them on from inside the car, nothing works. They went from working fine to nothing at all. Any ideas what may be the problem? Many thanks,

    Started by marshadee, 5th March 2018 11:19
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    5th March 2018 23:07 Go to last post
  19. 453 Performance Exhaust

    I was just wondering if anyone had ordered a performance exhaust for their 453? The main one I see posted online is in the following clip, but I don't see much more info in terms of price etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQLz3U9nKKc This, along with a spoiler and splitter & diffuser,...

    Started by g4ost, 16th November 2017 00:13
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    5th March 2018 12:20 Go to last post
  20. Hi all

    Just found this forum and thought I'd say hi. My partner used to have a 14 plate 451 Grand Style until end of 2016. We bought a 54 plate 450 Brabus last year and are currently getting a few issues sorted on it at Smart-TECNIC in Birmingham. Can't wait to start using it regularly when we get it back...

    Started by Bav, 3rd March 2018 20:43
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    4th March 2018 16:40 Go to last post

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