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  1. The Smart has been traded. No longer for sale.
  2. Hi imsmartin, Thought you might be interested in this discussion in clubsmartcar. Here's the link clubsmartcar.com/index.php?showtopic=17500&hl=Ownership cost
  3. Thanks for that info kayble. If I was planning to keep the car I would contact MB and show them your letter (with your permission of course) or tell them what you wrote in my own words.The Honda dealer just called and said they would give me $4500.00 for both my Smart and a 1997 Honda CRV (with 260,000 Km) on a trade in for a 2009 Honda Civic. The CRV has to be road checked so I'm taking it to my local garage to see what it needs to pass inspection. I might end up keeping my CRV, it all depends on what it need. Honda never told me what they would give me just for the Smart. Monday I will be hearing from the Toyota dealer and will find out what they are willing to give on a trade in for a 2010 Matrix or Corolla.I've put my Smart for sale on Kijiji for $4500.00. Also in all my transaction about the Smart I've been up front about what the car requires in mechanical work.Regards,Paul
  4. I have for sale my 2005 Smart Passion Coupe with 150,000 Km on it. Silver, One owner, Serviced every 8,000 Km by MB in Halifax, Heated leather seats, Heated mirrors, AC, New intercooler and fan, New Front lower ball joints, New belts New wheel bearing on one side. Needs some mechanical work. Asking $4500.00 or best offer. I live in Digby County Nova Scotia and can be reached at, 902-769-3329 or 780-819-3217 email: pjcomeau@eastlink.ca Regards, Paul I no longer have a Smart car.... it is no longer for sale by me. I have traded it for a Civic. BOO HOO!....
  5. Hi atikovi, I've been looking at the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla, but I'm really leaning towards the Toyota Matrix 2010.The dealers are going to get back to me on what they are going to allow for my smart on a trade in. If they don't give a resonable price I will probably try to sell it myself. But right now the way I feel about my Smart I just might take what they give me and take my loses. They are going to get back to me on Monday. Hi Speedie, you could be right and the closes dealer other than Halifax is Saint John, New Brunswick a six hour ride or on the Ferry which cost about $170 one way. I love the whistling sound of the turbo which I still can hear. But time is short for me because I'll be flying out to Alberta to start working again... around the 7th of January. I'm so.... disappointed and it's going to be like losing an old freind. Regards, Paul
  6. Hi Duck, I guess hearing from you make me fell a little better knowing I'm not the only one that feels this way. I'm driving my daughters Honda CRV and gasing up the beast doesn't feel good or right, like a sickening feeling in my stomach. Your right about losing a way of life. And feels all most like losing a good freind.I'm now thinking about trading it in for a Toyota Matrix.-Paul
  7. Yes, Mike I might be putting a more positive-sounding ad in the ad forum, but today a went shopping for a new car and I am waiting to see how much Toyota is willing to give me on a trade in for my Smart. I really really don't want to spend another cent on my Smart. I also am thinking about asking MB for a courtesy replacement of either the clutch or the turbo.And atikovi all I know about the turbo is that a code came up about the turbo and that they quoted me a price to replace it. I can still hear the whistle of the turbo when I drive the car so the lose of power I'm getting must have something to do with the clutch. When I'm going up a hill the rpm drop way down before it down shifts and when it has down shifted the rpm have a hard time going up to speed. Believe me I can notice the difference. This past August I drove my Smart from Nova Scotia to Firebag Alberta worked for four months and drove back to Nova Scotia on December 18th and arrived in NS on December 22. I had beautiful weather both trips and loved the ride in my Smart. It was a ball. Only costing me about $220.00 in fuel (one way). I am going to miss my Smart.
  8. I am totally p***ed off now.I love my 2005 Passion and have defended it through much ridicule and skepticism, and thought you people wait and see who will come out on top. Boy was I wrong!This week was the final straw. When I brought my smart in for service “B” in Halifax I told them about the oil spots on the back of my smart, they checked it out and it turned out to be the intercooler that was leaking. It cost me $400.00 for intercooler and around $340.00 for labour. But that’s not all… as my daughter and I were driving to MB in Halifax for service “B”, which is a 3 hour drive from Digby County the check engine light came on as it had done a couple of days before. And with it came a significant lose of power. (I had mentioned it to MB when I made my appointment for the “B” service).I was thinking it might be the EGR valve that was sticking but to my horror they told me that the computer was showing a code for a clutch problem and turbo problem. They told me they could adjust the clutch but it probably wouldn’t help because the clutch had already been adjusted once and that the turbo could let go anytime. Total cost for clutch and turbo over $3000.00.Now I have spent over $9000.00 in repairs over the past four and a half years for mechanical repair to keep this car running and I am total just mad but mostly disappointed. I can still here the sales person’s words when he was trying to sell me my smart “These cars are really tough, I have heard of some people getting up to 700,000 Km out of the smart engine with no problem and man… drive it as if you had stolen it”. I read my horoscope the other day before taking my smart for service “B” and it said that it was time to except defeat. I thought could it be referring to the on-line course that I am taking. Or what? But now I know it was referring to my smart.If I can not sell my Smart in the near future I am thinking about riding around with a sign on my smart saying LEMON FOR SALE in big letters. I will probably go to Halifax a few times with my smart and stick around the MB dealer for a while.I am really P***ed OFF and I feel RIPPED OFF!!I have for sale my 2005 Smart Passion Coupe with 150,000 Km on it.Silver,One owner,Serviced every 8,000 Km by MB in Halifax,Heated leather seats,Heated mirrors,AC,New intercooler and fan,New Front lower ball joints,New beltsNew wheel bearing on one side. Needs some mechanical work.Asking $4500.00 or best offer.I live in Digby County Nova Scotia and can be reached at,902-769-3329 or 780-819-3217 email: pjcomeau@eastlink.ca
  9. My smart is doing the same thing with 150,000 Km on my 2005 Passion. MB said it is the clutch which has already been ajusted once so I will need a new clutch at a cost of about $1200.00.
  10. I am totally p***ed off now. I love my 2005 Passion and have defended it through much ridicule and skepticism, and thought you people wait and see who comes out on top. Boy was I wrong!This week was the final straw. When I brought my smart in for service “B” in Halifax I told them about the oil spots on the back of my smart, they checked it out and it turned out to be the intercooler that was leaking. It cost me $400.00 for intercooler and around $340.00 for labour. But that’s not all… as my daughter and I were driving to MB in Halifax for service “B”, which is a 3 hour drive from Digby County the check engine light came on as it had done a couple of days before. And with it came a significant lose of power. (I had mentioned it to MB when I made my appointment for the “B” service).I was thinking it might be the EGR valve that was sticking but to my horror they told me that the computer was showing a code for a clutch problem and turbo problem. They told me they could adjust the clutch but it probably wouldn’t help because the clutch had already been adjusted once and that the turbo could let go anytime. Total cost for clutch and turbo over $3000.00.Now I have spent over $9000.00 in repairs over the past four and a half years for mechanical repair to keep this car running and I am total just mad but mostly disappointed. I can still here the sales person’s words when he was trying to sell me my smart “These cars are really tough, I have heard of some people getting up to 700,000 Km out of the smart engine with no problem and man… drive it as if you had stolen it". And when my daughter and I walked in for service “B” the service person said with a grin as he wiped off his chin "Your well on your way to rebuilding her again”. If only he knew what I was thinking when he said that.My Smart has been traded.Boo Hoo!
  11. I have for sale my 2005 Smart Passion Coupe with 150,000 Km on it.Silver,One owner,Serviced every 8,000 Km by MB in Halifax,Heated leather seats,Heated mirrors,AC,New intercooler and fan,New Front lower ball joints,New beltsNew wheel bearing on one side. Needs some mechanical work.Asking $4500.00 or best offer.I live in Digby County Nova Scotia and can be reached at,902-769-3329 or 780-819-3217 email: pjcomeau@eastlink.caRegards,Paul
  12. Same thing happened to my wiper linkage. First the driver's side last year and than the passanger side.The passenger side happened in August of this year when I was driving from Nova Scotia to Edmonton, just on the other side of Thunder Bay.Both were repaired by drilling and tapping a hole in the stud that fits into the rubber bushing. with two washers and a bolt and some lock-tight.When it first happened MB in Halifax told me I would have to order the whole wiper assembly at a cost of $300 and something.That's when I got the idea of drilling and brought it to a machine shop. In Nova Scotia the cost was $0.And in Edmonton the shop asked me $20.My 2005 Smart has around 140,000 kms
  13. My 2005 Passion has 119,000Kms. Link to repairs: http://clubsmartcar.com/index.php?showtopi...mp;#entry225665
  14. DangI don't know but you can notice that the hing is hitting the latch harder then before. Latch adjustment is limited.Maybe it's because I live in a windy area along the coast of Nova Scotia. Sometimes the wind catches the door but I am always aware of the wind and I am careful when opening the door.The other thing that might have effected the door is when I had my accident, which sent the Smart tumbling over sideways two times before coming to a stop on it's side in the ditch. Zero damage to the car except that the right side mirror was knocked off.I think it has more to do with the wind myself.I love my Smart!!Takes a lick-in and keeps on tick-in!!Paul