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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 21:01
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  1. Dog transportation

    Hi all, We recently picked our little border terrier pup up and he's loving life. I have been putting him in the boot of our 450 when we go out (2 of us in the car, plus the dog). This isn't ideal as he isn't tethered in anyway. Just wondering what you guys do/where you attach them to? ...

    Started by Karlos28, 15th May 2019 08:06
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  2. 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 11:49
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  3. Sell or Stash?

    I've owned my 2002 Smart Fortwo (City-Coupe, to give it the period correct name) for nearly two years. For the eleven years previous to that it was registered to my partner, so it has been "our" car for almost 13 years. We bought it privately at 4 years old having wanted one for ages, can still...

    Started by jonus, 8th April 2019 16:51
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  4. Smart media TomTom update.

    I've had an email from TomTom to carry out a critical update by the 6th April 2019. Has anyone else had this and carried out the update?

    Started by devonuk, 21st February 2019 09:38
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  5. Car insurance

    Yes, it's that time of year for me. My renewal came through from Admiral at just over 220. Not too bad, but just for reference I thought I'd try a few places. Not gone on the comparision sites yet, just tried smart's own insurance for starters. I have 12+ years NCB, drive less than average...

    Started by mccsmart2002, 1st July 2016 17:42
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  6. 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 17:36
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  7. Thumbs up Thanks to Fudgesmart

    After some 13 years and over 162,000 miles (261,000km) the engine in my 2005 fortwo decided it had enough of running on 3 cylinders. It was not the usual burnt out valve scenario that can happen, but mainly due to a failed timing chain tensioner, causing the chain to go slack, chewing a hole in the...

    Started by mccsmart2002, 25th March 2019 18:35
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  8. Hello, new (old) 450 model owner

    Hi, introductions are due. Have always had a soft spot for the fortwo since the beginning, & at this late stage we saw & bought on impulse a smart city coupe 700cc, *semi*auto, petrol, black on black, alloys, panoramic roof, 2003 pulse with just a smidgen over 26k on the clock. Bodywork,...

    Started by Mr Gus, 3rd January 2019 10:52
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  9. reply with quote

    I see frequent posts that have used the 'reply with quote' but when I click on the tab I just get the circle of dots going round & round & round .... Am I just not waiting long enough or am I doing it wrong. :confused:

    Started by EmilysDad, 5th February 2019 11:41
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  10. "General" panel re-spray question

    Before I contemplate go "boots n' all" in on a more recent smart (black / white or silver) in my current field of vision can anyone offer me a recent-ish cost of having a quarter panel or similar work corrected. Model 453: 2015 poor respray & subsequent vehicle grading seems to be common,...

    Started by Mr Gus, 25th January 2019 10:42
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  11. Please explain, is MHD stop start system still used in later models?

    I can see lots of (understandable) cursing about MHD on various smart platforms, & simply don't know whether it was dropped / refined & works seamlessly nowadays? (I see no mention of it for ultra modern smarts, but i'm wary). I know it (stop start) is a B.S. idea that only works "a bit of the...

    Started by Mr Gus, 3rd January 2019 15:44
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  12. Electric Smart Test Drive

    Hi, I realise this may be a fiery topic and I'm not trying to start a 'this is better than that' thread... Is it actually possible to get a test drive in the newer electric Smart yet? I was under the impression that Smart were, in less than a month going to produce nothing else BUT...

    Started by GillBrennan, 11th November 2018 23:25
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  13. Sad day smart club no more magazines

    Hi i remember when there was smart times magazine and the smart club mag which i looked forward to receiving i only just found out that its going to cease being sent out which is a great loss i know many old smarties are not too keen on the 453 but to me who has had over four brand new 451 and the...

    Started by daveblue, 11th November 2018 11:42
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  14. Fare thee well smart Brabus

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

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 11th March 2018 20:36
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  15. Child Seat for Smart Fortwo 450

    I've got an old 2005 fortwo cab......and a five year old boy now. I've read about car seat fixings/frame for the 450 that let you install a boost seat on the passenger side and have even read about a child seat that Mercedes made. Anyone have any idea where I can source the fixing/frame or seat?

    Started by 7hil, 16th November 2018 10:27
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  16. Delphi

    Ah well, I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and splash out on some diagnostic equitment. I like new tools anyway :icon_smil Delphi has been mentioned lots. Can anyone recommend where and which set up to buy? Would this do the job? It has a choice of versions 2014.2, 2014.3, and 2015.3...

    Started by retroman, 25th September 2018 10:01
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  17. Moved: 453 niggles anyone else?

    Started by 300bhp/ton, 20th September 2018 09:46
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  18. Returning member looking for a Convertible.

    I am in the process of renewing my association with the Smart car. I originally purchased a new LHD Passion in 1999 which I sold in 2002. I fitted Sportiva wheels with 175 and 195 tyres and put reg S11 RRT on it which has since been transferred to a 60 Passion which has not had a MOT since June...

    Started by 1999smart, 6th January 2018 13:02
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  19. Smile Coming Home.

    Next Thursday i am very happy to see the return of my Smart 450 mark 7 fully loaded that i bought from Birmingham in July 2003 at a cost of 11,000. This i had for ten years at that time Tony Williams was looking for a low mileage 450. I sold it cheap because i knew it would be looked after....

    Started by MICK888, 30th August 2018 17:59
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  20. 451 panel set

    I am looking for a complete set of 451 cabrio panels colour not important but in good condition

    Started by carmichael, 4th September 2018 21:21
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    5th September 2018 21:41 Go to last post

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