mkt

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  1. Oh of course, but it's not handling I'm interested in. For that I have my R32. I want to make the smart look a bit meaner, and I think an all black smart with tinted windows and bigger wheels (black of course) would do the trick.
  2. Hello all.Long time.We finally have a Smart dealer in Puerto Rico, and as a result... I left a deposit Passion, black/black.Anyway, the reason I write is, I want to know what are the biggest wheels/tire combo that will fit without further modification. I am assuming it would be 16's or 17's, but I have been out of the community so long, that I cannot remember for the life of me.
  3. I lived in Florida when I paid my first $99, but moved to Puerto Rico several months in. After my US friends got their invitations, I started getting impatient and got sick of waiting, canceled my ressie, and bought a VW R32. Puerto Rico has always been included in the smart reservations Well, I regret that decision, so on yesterday's call, that's what I was told.
  4. homeland security is nothing more than the Bush administrations excuse for a workfare program... that needs to be removed and never mentioned again.
  5. They had refurbed ones a few months back on woot.com for about a grand, and had to resist every urge possible to whip out the Amex and find my XP install disc.
  6. Iain. I use mine while I'm on the Metro to get busy work (billing spreadsheets, contracts, etc) done. It's much easier to conceal and much easier/cheaper to replace than my HP lappy (so I have less worry of it getting ripped off).I also like the fact that if I'm wearing baggy cargo pants, I can stick in in a side pocket.
  7. Well, I decided to give them a call today regarding any updates on dealerships and deliveries outside of the lower 48... strictly for my curiosity.What the rep told me flabbergasted me."We don't want the cars sold in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska" WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?I am in disbelief and frankly quite angry I heard that. I was (and still am) considering putting forth another $99 for a new reservation to get my R32 a friend (actually, I want a daily commuter that's a little easier to live with since I've had the R32 for less than a year and it's on its first trip to the body shop due to daily life on these roads, anyway back on topic). I really do hope that is a single employees opinion as opposed to a corporate opinion, otherwise I may have to look at other brands for a daily driver.
  8. I believe it's small, as in japan it competed against the Toyota BBx (scion xB)
  9. My brother has gotten a quote for his (eventual arrival) in Miami through Progressive. $2494/6 mos, full coverage. 27 yo single male, postgraduate degree, 670 beacon, owns house, $0 debt.I asked him to forward the rest of the quotes to me when they arrive.**edit**he just told me that he's not giving out his SSN for the quotes, so the rate should go down when he gives it.
  10. hmm.. those numbers seem slightly.. evil
  11. in all fairness, those 4 states, which are the 4 most populated US states, contain almost a third of the entire US population
  12. wow.. I just noticed this.. lolThanks from nearly a month later
  13. hmmm.. 3 servicing South Florida. Now to see what they want to export one, since my curiosity has been piqued.
  14. So the end of this story.There's still been no word on Smart deliveries here, so I cancelled my order. On top of this, the Jetta ended up having problems with the clutch. Apparently it was damaged during the shipping, but since the damage took so long to surface, the shipping insurance basically told me to piss off. So I did what any sane person whose girlfriends dad owns a car dealership would do- I sold the car for spares and with that money (and some other money I put aside + money from the sale of two of my guitars + the money I saved by not buying the POS Wagoneer and inheriting an late model 4Runner + a small personal loan) bought a new VW R32 I have this for the daily commute and weekend surf/dive trips, and the 4Runner for the mountains.
  15. Mike, our old S-Class arrived through North Carolina (not sure where, but I specifically remember NC). Also, MB has some business in Port of Mobile... probably just receiving for the Tuscaloosa plant, but still. Last, call me regional, but I feel that San Juan, Ponce (PR), and Honolulu are also worth checking out, since the only way cars are arriving there is via boat