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@  marchanna : (28 July 2015 - 11:51 AM) Yup. Sometimes the simplest is the best.
@  Mike T : (28 July 2015 - 11:07 AM) Best idea yet!
@  marchanna : (28 July 2015 - 08:39 AM) It fits nicely in the back of the Benz if I put the seats down. I just thought it would be novel to put it on the back of the Smart.
@  Francesco : (27 July 2015 - 08:10 PM) Or wheelie bars
@  Mike T : (27 July 2015 - 08:07 PM) Preferably, use a larger vehicle.
@  Francesco : (27 July 2015 - 08:05 PM) I would think a trailer is your only option. The physics is just wrong in a couple of dimensions to be hanging 300 lbs behind the rear wheels
@  marchanna : (27 July 2015 - 07:27 PM) Check it out: can-drift.com
@  marchanna : (27 July 2015 - 07:21 PM) It's an electric drift trike. I wanted to see if I could fab a vertical rack on the back of the Smart. The trike weighs about 200lbs - I could probably build an aluminum rack as light as 50lbs - but that still the exceeds the tongue weight of the hitches, thought maybe the towing bolt holes could hold a little more weight.
@  Francesco : (27 July 2015 - 04:50 PM) even the trunk weight is recommended to be no more than 50 kg...
@  Francesco : (27 July 2015 - 04:49 PM) Wow, I have no idea what you're attempting but that sounds like too much weight for the rear of the smart altogether, not just for the two bolts.
@  marchanna : (27 July 2015 - 08:01 AM) I want to hold about 300lbs across of them.
@  marchanna : (27 July 2015 - 07:59 AM) Yes
@  Francesco : (27 July 2015 - 07:43 AM) Vertical?
@  marchanna : (27 July 2015 - 06:32 AM) Anyone know how much load the towing eye bolt hold in the rear bumper of a 451 can carry?
@  NelsonSmart : (19 July 2015 - 11:59 AM) The ECU computer will have to be set with Star or Equiv to get light off.
@  Surturiel : (19 July 2015 - 10:10 AM) all, and all, the only damage was sustained by the tire (that was old already)(aside, of course, from the airbag...)
@  Surturiel : (19 July 2015 - 10:09 AM) yep, talk about overreaction. i hit the curb, the airbag blows up on my ear, and the car shuts down...
@  dmoonen : (19 July 2015 - 06:58 AM) Lol air bag went off? That's a bit drastic. The car shuts down in a case of an accident so cycling the key makes sense.
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 09:43 PM) (with the airbag...)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 09:43 PM) anyone have by any chance an used passenger seat for a 450 fortwo, passion? (dark gray)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 08:08 PM) turns out that you have to turn everything ( including the hazards) off to get the car to work again...)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 08:07 PM) (I mean, the car just DIED. I was there, stunned, trying to figure out why I couldn't get it running)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 08:05 PM) (that thing surely is loud, got me half deaf for a while. Also, the whole smart crash routine got me REALLY startled)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 08:02 PM) but do I need to do anything aside from replacing the airbag to get the light off?
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 08:01 PM) springs and everything
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 08:01 PM) will service the suspension soon
@  Mike T : (18 July 2015 - 07:17 PM) check the toe setting
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 04:41 PM) (the front wheel and suspension are fine, the tire needed to be replaced)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 04:40 PM) so, aside from needing to replace the airbag itself, do I need to do anything special to get the light off? (time to find a used passenger grey 450 seat)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 04:38 PM) (the seat one)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 04:38 PM) but my smart, being the overprotective nanny that it is, decided that my integrity was at risk and BLEW UP THE SIDE AIRBAG !
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 04:37 PM) i hit a curb (because I'm a blind dumbass that misjudged the curb height) 

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smart Canada proudly celebrates its 20,000th smart fortwo customer delivery


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#1 quirky1

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 02:25 PM

smart Canada proudly celebrates its 20,000th smart fortwo customer delivery

TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2011 /CNW/ - smart Canada today announced that the company has surpassed a significant milestone by delivering more than 20,000 units in Canada since the launch of the smart brand in the fall of 2004. From the very beginning, the smart fortwo truly redefined intelligent transportation and forward-thinking Canadians immediately and enthusiastically recognized the many benefits offered by the compact, safe and versatile smart fortwo.

To mark this auspicious occasion, Mercedes-Benz Canada President and CEO Tim A. Reuss personally met today with the 20,000th customer, Ms. Mireille Piché, who purchased her red smart fortwo coupe at Ogilvie Motors in Ottawa, ON. Mireille has been a fan of the smart fortwo ever since she first saw the vehicle in Germany in 2002. After spending some time behind the wheel during a recent test drive event held in Canada, this confirmed that the smart fortwo was indeed the right choice for her first car and she realized that its "fun to drive" quotient perfectly matched her personality. As a recent graduate of Concordia University, Mireille qualified for smart Canada's Graduate Rebate Program and saved $500 off the purchase of her passion coupe.

Mireille was presented today with a special congratulatory package that included: a commemorative plaque, two nights accommodation at the W Hotel in Montreal, tickets to visit a special Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts sponsored by smart Canada, a set of winter tires courtesy of Ogilvie Motors, $500 spending money, and a $500 gas card - which will take Mireille a very long way considering that the smart fortwo achieves an extremely low fuel consumption value of just 5.4L/100km combined.

The widely diverse customer base which spans from coast-to-coast and well into remote Canadian locations, further underlines that the smart fortwo provides a safe, comfortable, economical and extremely versatile transportation solution.

Regardless of the prevailing climatic conditions, varying terrains or distances traveled, the smart fortwo upholds the highest level of safety and technology in its class. This is attributed to the vehicle's sophisticated safety management system which is anchored by the tridion safety cell. This extremely tough steel cage protects the driver and passenger, and its sturdy and rigid shell is reinforced at strategically important points with high-strength steel to maximize protection for its occupants.

In addition, the many standard active safety systems including: electronic stability program, anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution and hydraulic brake assist, help drivers avoid an accident altogether by always keeping them safely in control of the vehicle.

"As the first country to launch the smart fortwo in North America in 2004, we were confident that the savvy Canadian consumer would truly appreciate the smart fortwo's compact dimensions and its revolutionary design. We also felt that the vehicle's extremely high fun to drive factor would resonate particularly well here in Canada with customers who simply enjoy la "joie de vivre"," said Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "With more than 20,000 open-minded customers in Canada, we are so proud of this diminutive car which has performed in such a big way from coast-to-coast."

Reuss continued, "I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to every customer who has joined the smart family to date. Today, our company is thrilled to celebrate this important achievement with Ogilvie Motors and our other 52 smart centres, by applauding their collective dedication to supporting the smart brand and by recognizing that their commitment to effectively serving the needs of every one of our loyal customers has definitely been the catalyst to our overall sustained success."

Further information about the smart fortwo can be found online at www.media.mercedes-benz.ca, www.thesmart.ca, facebook.com/smartCanada and twitter.com/smartCanada.

Image with caption: "Mercedes-Benz Canada President and CEO Tim A. Reuss personally met today with the 20,000th smart Canada customer, Ms. Mireille Piché, who purchased her red smart fortwo coupe at Ogilvie Motors in Ottawa, ON (CNW Group/Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswi...OTO_EN_2078.jpg

#2 Mike T

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:34 PM

I read this one last week on the Daimler news wire! Still it's a great milestone in Canada for a niche car!

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#3 quirky1

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:43 PM

The car in the photo is the first one I've seen with a white tridion. Any one know which model year this color was added as an option?

#4 jwight

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 04:12 PM

I read this one last week on the Daimler news wire! Still it's a great milestone in Canada for a niche car!

Mike, what would that equate to in terms of U.S. sales? :)

#5 1983JZR3W

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 04:18 PM

I want to get a white grill surround for my black Brabus coupe. Then my car will look like Al Joelson.....

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 05:14 PM

Mike, what would that equate to in terms of U.S. sales? :)

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#7 Mike T

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 09:04 PM

The white tridion, I would note, COPYING MY CAR, is an option for 2011.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz B 200 5 speed, other goodies 206221_5.png
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#8 smartzuuk

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:21 AM

I knew not that you could get a white tridion.....?

#9 Mike T

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:49 AM

Yeah, can red be far behind? ;)

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2013 Ford Fiesta SE 5 speed, 203A and Winter packages 542252_5.png
2008 Mercedes-Benz B 200 5 speed, other goodies 206221_5.png
1966 Peugeot 404 Coupé Injection, in restoration (2016) 201066_5.png





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