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Forum: c453 - General discussions relating to the fortwo

A Forum dedicated to the smart fortwo (c453 model) - 2014 onwards

  1. Anyone else running on superunleaded?

    I've never been keen running Turbo cars on 95 Ron. Be it my smart Roadster or Impreza Turbo's. The new C453 is meant to be fine on 95 Ron. So I've used this initially. But recently switched to 99 octane superunleaded. It's too early to say if mpg is improved or not. Although I'd say it's maybe...

    Started by 300bhp/ton, 13th September 2017 19:53
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  2. 453 Electric Drive

    Hello all, I've just joined - I am taking delivery of my first smart, and first electric car, on Thursday this week. I managed to jump the wait list by fortunately taking over a cancelled order in the exact spec I wanted (Black/Green Premium Plus Electric design package). Is anyone else...

    Started by jamieg, 11th September 2017 12:37
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  3. Tyre noise 16" wheels


    Started by speedy2, 15th August 2015 08:42
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  4. Any aftermarket exhausts or remaps?

    Thought I'd say hi. As it seems I joined the forum 6 years ago and only managed to post 5 times. I'm an ex, well current smart Roadster owner. Still have the car, but it's laid up and needing a new engine. But took delivery of my ForTwo Prime Sport about 6 weeks or so ago. So far very...

    Started by 300bhp/ton, 9th September 2017 21:42
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  5. IPhone 6 Plus holder ?

    IPhone 6 Plus in an otter box strada, looking for a phone holder.... what do you guys use? Kind regards

    Started by Smartie81, 7th May 2017 20:45
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  6. Odd lights issue

    Driving tonight with the headlights on dip. As I approached home I indicated right and immediately selected high beam (deliberately). The lights didn't change. Flicker the steam back to dip and then back to main and they went to main and back to dip, with a slight lag. Then I made the turn and...

    Started by dpmike, 13th September 2017 22:14
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    14th September 2017 00:27 Go to last post
  7. 453 RPM And Clock Pods

    Good afternoon people, I need your help. I have the RPM manometers and clock to mount on my 453. However, I turn the plugs on and give a signal, but the rpms do not go up. Need to be activated? Regards and thanks

    Started by Hondapcx, 25th August 2017 15:37
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    12th September 2017 00:08 Go to last post
  8. Extra fuses

    Alongside the main fuse box I have an extra 4 slots, the lower 2 of which have 20A fuses installed and appear to be permanent feed. They are not shown in the owners manual. Any ideas?

    Started by BlackDog, 14th August 2016 17:09
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    c453 cabrio
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  9. Mirror cover/cap weirdness

    Ok so some arse cracked my mirror cap whilst the car was unattended .... And cos they don't supply painted ones already .... I ordered and had the seller paint it and whilst it fits and clicks in perfectly ..... there's some weirdness Original nearside:...

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 8th September 2017 15:03
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  10. Bike Rack Required URGENT

    Hi All A friend of mine has just bought a Brand New FourTwo Cab and needs a bike rack....Merc wants a fortune for one! Any other options...? Thank you for your assistance in advance. HBK

    Started by HBK, 7th September 2017 17:20
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  11. Smart 453 Brabus just bought one have a Question or two re bits

    Just bought a Brabus 453 and it didnt come with a rev counter, Ive got one thrown in so will fit it when it arrives from the dealer but it needs to be programmed in so the dealer tells me but they cant do it !! Anyone know who could do this for me ?? Thanks Rob

    Started by adventure boy, 11th March 2017 19:46
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  12. Wipers performance?

    Last year (after about a year of ownership from new) I was experiencing streaky wiping ..... Checked the blade edges... perfect Cleaned the blade edges with ISO The problem remained So I replaced the wiper blades (with Bosch aero Jobbies) I thought it was weird and that would be an end to...

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 6th September 2017 21:44
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    7th September 2017 11:59 Go to last post
  13. Light rope headlights retrofit

    I've finally got the bits together to swap my front lights over to the premium plus lights 1: It's expensive (but not as expensive as the premium plus pack if you don't want that for various reasons) but see money saving tip #3 2: You need two headlight assemblies ~200 each + 2 modules ~135...

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 9th February 2016 17:57
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  14. selling ed1 what do I do about satnav

    Hi all I am intending to trade in my ed1 for a satnav equipped forfour What do I do about the fact the sd card is linked to me through my drive connect How do I disentangle this when selling the car

    Started by boingsystems, 29th August 2017 16:08
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  15. Cool Actual Fuel capacity of smart 453 Prime

    According to all the specs I read, the fuel tank for the smart 453 is 33 litres (8,72 gallons according to Siri). At my first fill-up, I was about halfway into my reserve, so it was really empty. Somehow, the attendant managed to fill it with 44 litres (11,62 gallons), which astonished me to such...

    Started by snorbaard, 25th August 2017 12:21
    fuel consumption, petrol
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  16. Large Digital Speedo Display

    Hi there, New Smart owner here going slightly mad as I can't work something out! Just bought a 2017 pre-reg fortwo Prime Premium Plus model for my other half and all is good except for one thing. When I did the test drive the car had a large digital speedo display as one of the available options...

    Started by dent997, 10th July 2017 18:03
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    25th August 2017 12:10 Go to last post
  17. Fuel Gauge Problem on New Smart-for-Two

    Anyone else with a new-style Smart-for-Two having problems with getting the fuel gauge to register the petrol tank as full. I'm really pleased with my new Cabrio in most respects, but it doesn't matter how careful and persistent I am at the petrol pump, I can usually only get the fuel gauge to show...

    Started by Lupin100, 5th June 2016 20:07
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  18. Smart 453 poor handling after changing rear tyres

    I'm after some advice with my 453 Around a month ago I changed from the standard rear Continental EcoContact tyres to Toyo Proxies and the car has been handing terribly ever since. Only the rear tyres were changed, the fronts are still standard as they have a good 5mm of tread left. After...

    Started by Thepeachroom, 4th August 2017 15:30
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  19. Odd problem pulling away

    Started getting an odd problem when first pulling away in the morning or after it has sat at work. Starts fine, car will then pull away, but if I then have to slow to an almost stop ( but NOT actually stopped), still in 1st gear, for junction or speedbump, it will not accelerate again. I hear...

    Started by ajf350d, 24th May 2017 20:53
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    5th August 2017 10:33 Go to last post
  20. Braking instability among other issues?

    Proxy 0.9 Turbo DCT 2016 3525 miles. Ever since I got this bloody thing I have always noticed that under 50% or more braking at 50-60MPH+ the rear end gets so titchy and light. There has been a number of occasions when I've had to slam my brakes and the rear end is seriously about to slide out,...

    Started by Kalahati, 24th June 2017 14:06
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