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  1. Thanks for the accolades but your calculations may be a little off because I calculate my mpg per gal per fill up and trip odometer and because I do not fill up the tank exactly the same each time and also taking into consideration that I may use a different pump at a different filling stations, adds to the slight difference in calculations. I wish I did get 50mpg! Perhaps soon You can see this at spiritmonitor in my signature which was updated as of this post.
  2. Sorry that your smart is taking so long....
  3. At first I thought "You got to be kidding" then on second thought "I have to go and take a look to see what this is all about" then after the third thought "I'll just have a quick look around, then leave" I found this website that is smart related and interesting. You may just enjoy the adventure and reading material. Sister Betty's Great American Road Trip
  4. I'm tipping the odometer at 6,000 miles and here are my observations:Problems:1) Taken to Dealer 3 times to adjust Sunscreen before they replaced it. Once replaced. No more problem.2) Poor Dealer Service. Will do most of my maintenance but do have a fantastic MB Dealership so I'll give them some of my business.3) Arguing wither dealership over the left drivers mirror that vibrates more than the right side mirror which is rock solid.4) Wiper hit tridion cell on high speed but only when in conjunction with high head winds. Need to further investigation.Positives:1) Getting better and better gas mileage all the time. Last tank was 46mpg but haven't updated my spiritmonitor lately.2) The smart has exceeded most of my expectations and am very pleased with it's overall performance.3) No other problems... at the moment.
  5. Love the color on both of you. You have the best color combo... But I guess I'm biased because I own the same color combo too
  6. I'm not really into body kits and such but this one seems to fit the smart really well and it looks really thought out. I do like the lines created by Carlsson and the front and rear sections look good and not overly done.
  7. Since having mine replaced. It appears that the one I have now is working very well and correctly. Time will tell if there is a problem with it in the future.
  8. Yes you can count me as one of the cruise control purchasers. I've seen those before but do like the leather ones above more.I guess someday I'll just have to shell out the dough.
  9. I like this armrest but not the price
  10. "depolarize" the safety cell... HAHA now that's a good one
  11. My only concern would be proper airflow.
  12. At SCOA there are a few threads about this problem but I'll tell you about my experience and what you may expect. I had to take my car back to the Dealership for the sunscreen coming off of the track THREE times before they replaced it. They finally determined that the sunscreen that was in my car was warped, crooked, skewed so no amount of "adjusting" would have fixed the problem. This was over a span of 4 months. When I was there another person was there for the same thing but theirs had only come off the track once and theirs was being replaced too, so you can expect that your sunscreen to be replaced. I also heard a rumor that the sunscreens are to be redesigned and I had inquired at a couple of Dealerships, one said they knew of a redesigning of the sunscreen while the other did not so it may or may not be true... Hope this information helps you.
  13. A nice exterior color. I like it too.
  14. Nice looking rims.
  15. I don't think he ruined it it by putting the engine that HE wanted in it. It's just a matter of personal customization. No reason to bash a persons personal choice just because you don't like it.
  16. Although the handbook for my car says to change the oil every 10,000 miles I plan to change it every 5,000 with Mobile 0W40. Ten thousand miles inbetween oil changes for a small 3 cylinder engine just seems too far apart for a higher revving gasoline engine.
  17. Looks like a nice light trailer with many uses. Thanks for sharing.
  18. HI

    Yes welcome and Lambo doors are pretty much played out but in regards to the smart... I think that they are an improvement if you really want to park close or don't want to accidentally hit the other vehicle because the smart doors are kinda 'BIG'. Welcome... Looking forward to seeing your mods.
  19. As far as the NA 2008 451 Passion I have here in the States I asked my Service Tech why the mirror was hot when it was 85 degrees outside and his reply was that the heated mirrors are 'on' all the time when the car is running. Seems strange to me but who knows for sure. I sure don't
  20. I went to my local auto parts store called "Pep Boys" and purchased this: It cost $9.99 USD and I trial fit it and it will work just fine. You will just need to trim it to your desired length and then you have some left over to put on the back hatch glass if you want to. Hope this helps.
  21. What do you get when you cross a motorcycle with batteries?... TaDa: The Killacycle & Scotty Pollacheck 7.82 @ 168 MPH Killacycle Homepage Really didn't mean to hijack your thread but I thought that if you havn't seen this, that is is kinda interesting even if it old news.
  22. If you happen to use Mozilla Firefox Web Browser they have an extension called FoxLingo that works well for many languages.
  23. Slightly off topic but your Nickname got me thinking of the past and I thought that if you havn't named you smart yet... Here might be a name for it: 'Jibber Jabber' Please don't take the video the wrong way... It just amused me.
  24. Hopefully this hasn't been posted here before, at least not recently. There are vehicle pictures at the LINK provided. LINK July 17, 2008 Britain's Axon claims that its newly patented mass-production techniques will make carbon composite car frames and bodywork even cheaper than their metal counterparts - and only 40% as heavy. What a revolutionary technology this could be - the power to weight ratio of any vehicle on the planet could be dramatically increased for no extra cost! The company plans to release a highly affordable 500cc passenger car making at least 100mpg from a basic petrol engine in 2010, and Axon is confident its simple, lightweight solution to the fuel economy challenge will be highly competitive against the big competition in the Progressive Automotive X-Prize contest. It's been common knowledge for decades the carbon-fiber composites offer the strength of steel with only a fraction of the weight - but they're still viewed as exotic materials because of the high cost of traditional manufacturing techniques. And since it's been cheaper and more marketable to boost engine power than to look at making lighter cars, most manufacturers have stuck with steel and aluminum. But carbon fiber specialists at Axon believe their new mass-manufacturing process can make carbon fiber frames and bodywork even cheaper than their metal counterparts. To back up their claims, they company plans to release this 2-seater, 500cc passenger car in 2010 at "an affordable price" - and they're aiming for more than 100 mpg from a simple, small 500cc engine, simply because it will be so light. If Axon, which presented displayed its platform as part of the FoS-Tech pavilion at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, can prove that carbon composites can be as cheap and reliable as steel or aluminum, the same technology could generate massive efficiency increases in cars from other manufacturers around the world - although the cost of switching over from metal could prove a killer for established automakers. Still, while the average buyer is still more likely to pay extra for a more powerful car than a more efficient one, a technological advance of this kind could mean a huge increase in performance for no extra price - and that's the sort of thing car buyers will respond to.