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  1. #1
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    Default Convince my nice neighbour to use my smart!

    How?

    Her husband works a big commute away (car) ..they have 1 vehicle.
    We have "spares"
    She likes smarts (but not driven one.

    Politeness means they've turned it down before.
    Our smart is insured, she's a pretty ok driver but rubbish on a push bike! (Never learnt).

    She left @ 6.30 this am got back at 11 am from dropping him at work.... Crazy!
    (She's a teacher so on half term).

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    Last edited by Mr Gus; 22nd October 2019 at 07:35.
    Smart (450 city coupe 0.7 pulse) 2003 "vintage" 45KW / 61 HP (M160/1)
    450 0.7 Brabus "Red A" 55.2KW / 74 HP
    E.V. Owner (Nissan leaf)
    E-Biker
    17 snowboards (ish)
    Bitter drinker (not bitter)
    Cheapskate, Skateboarder,
    Old enough to know better.

  2. #2
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    Burnley
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    Default Re: Convince my nice neighbour to use my smart!

    I can't even persuade my wife to use mine. I have tried very hard for years, even went out with her driving explaining things several times but no way will she use it.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Convince my nice neighbour to use my smart!

    That's a real shame, ..my neighbour is a 1 car household, here in the countryside you are lost without a vehicle, ..too much needless pride from my neighbour maybe.
    Smart (450 city coupe 0.7 pulse) 2003 "vintage" 45KW / 61 HP (M160/1)
    450 0.7 Brabus "Red A" 55.2KW / 74 HP
    E.V. Owner (Nissan leaf)
    E-Biker
    17 snowboards (ish)
    Bitter drinker (not bitter)
    Cheapskate, Skateboarder,
    Old enough to know better.

  4. #4
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    Jan 2019
    Location
    Cambridge (ish)
    Posts
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    Default Re: Convince my nice neighbour to use my smart!

    Oh, forgot to say, she came round to ask (yesterday) if I'd sell Moo as she may be changing her job much closer to home in the new year.

    As reiterated she hasn't driven a 450 or a smart as far as I am aware (chats previously) ..I've offered to loan the car on the basis of being neighbourly, (& she's used to a much bigger & bonneted car) to see how she gets on with it.

    Don't know if I could sell this little one.

    Have decided to get down to Fudgesmart for the key cloning rather than umming & erring right now, ..just how randomly do they lose sync?

    Update, I was looking at an OBDstar unit (not cheap) sent a message to the sales & service team asking a few questions which were totally ignored, ...this I summise means the DGAF about customer service ..this stuff is technical & cut-throat, what I did ascertain though was that they will not support kit from chinese re-sellers thinning the pack further as to what you buy how much you pay & how much "help" you'll get from chinglish customer service.

    still looking for a capable affordable key cloning OBD with good software if anyone has had some thoughts

    And thanks for the gearbox roundabout info, the wife transitioned it with aplomb when I read the forum advice back to her, ..guess she may have to teach my neighbour, not today though its windy as heck out there.


    OFF TOPIC
    Plus point this weekend, several energy tariffs they were paying EV drivers to charge our vehicles there is so much wind which has taken the carbon cost per kilowatt hour of energy production down significantly too.
    Last edited by Mr Gus; 11th December 2019 at 16:29.
    Smart (450 city coupe 0.7 pulse) 2003 "vintage" 45KW / 61 HP (M160/1)
    450 0.7 Brabus "Red A" 55.2KW / 74 HP
    E.V. Owner (Nissan leaf)
    E-Biker
    17 snowboards (ish)
    Bitter drinker (not bitter)
    Cheapskate, Skateboarder,
    Old enough to know better.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Warrington
    Posts
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    Default Re: Convince my nice neighbour to use my smart!

    My wife uses our 2001 LHD Smart in preference to our 2015 Focus. She's not looking forward to the day it's no longer worth keeping going. I've looked on the "howmanyleft" site in your other thread (thanks!) and there are only 63 from 2001 still on the road, and only 110 in total.

  6. #6
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    Jan 2019
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    Cambridge (ish)
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    Default Re: Convince my nice neighbour to use my smart!

    It does make you um & err as to keep or sell a bit much doesn't it
    Smart (450 city coupe 0.7 pulse) 2003 "vintage" 45KW / 61 HP (M160/1)
    450 0.7 Brabus "Red A" 55.2KW / 74 HP
    E.V. Owner (Nissan leaf)
    E-Biker
    17 snowboards (ish)
    Bitter drinker (not bitter)
    Cheapskate, Skateboarder,
    Old enough to know better.

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