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My 2008 Smart Fortwo Passion automatic transmission has 128k and it had been working excellent, it is nice and in very clean conditions, I love it
4 months ago driving on the 403 near Toronto Canada with intense traffic, gears started to change up and down, up and down so in one of those standing still traffic moments I put it in neutral position and then in drive position and it didn't go, I turned off and on and gears didn't change from neutral; I turned off again and then it never even started again
I took it to M-Benz dealership in Mississauga (Canada) for a diagnostic and quote and they said:
Front computer to be replaced
Gears motor to be replaced
Starter to be replaced
All this came to $3,500.00 CAD plus tax which is almost the value of the vehicle so they said it is not worth to do the repair
The question is, can I repair the car in a cost -efficient economical way?
Should I sell it as is?
Can you help me and repair it?
I would appreciate your advice
I found bags of space after removing the EGR system...lol. Do your vehicles get yearly inspections, as in they could simply see it's been removed and flag you etc If that's the case you have far more to worry about than we do here at the moment....they simply plug her in looking for codes, no codes no problem....I'm sure a strict mechanic would flag us also, but.....I think they are few and far between if you use someone other than a stealership to get your car sniffed for codes....
Hey, that's the perfect machine to swap in a small bike engine...lol....better than destroying a good Smart with a Busa engine...wink wink...lol. I like the vehicles where you sit front to back likeon a bike, not side by side......over the typical arrangement....they are bringing them out slowly, can't wait to see them become mainstream...it's a big push for so called normal people to accept this idea.....but it has to be better than the above....no?