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@  steveyfrac : (25 May 2016 - 04:49 PM) I'm not sure if I'd go that route, even if it is available, but it'll be interesting to test drive anyways
@  Mike T : (25 May 2016 - 04:00 PM) yes that too would be nuts.
@  Huronlad : (25 May 2016 - 04:59 AM) Hopefully what smart USA has stated about the sport suspension is not accurate for Canada.
@  Huronlad : (25 May 2016 - 04:52 AM) I should have clarified that smart USA is hinting that a pseudo BRABUS will come to the US.  Without the tuned drivetrain, there really would be no reason not to have both transmissions available in this market.
@  Mike T : (24 May 2016 - 08:34 PM) We're getting a BRABUS? And only with the slightly slower accelerating 6 speed auto?? Bizarre.
@  steveyfrac : (24 May 2016 - 07:52 PM) Source on the Sport not being available with the 5spd?

It'll let you configure it that way on the website, and I got a sales guy saying he's got one on the boat that I can test drive in a few weeks...
@  dmoonen : (24 May 2016 - 12:53 PM) Ew
@  Huronlad : (24 May 2016 - 09:59 AM) The BRABUS will also not be available with the 5-speed.
@  Huronlad : (24 May 2016 - 09:41 AM) Sport suspension is not available with the 5-speed.
@  steveyfrac : (23 May 2016 - 07:34 PM) Has anyone test drive the new 2016 Smarts yet? With a stick?

Might consider a Passion / Prime with a stick and Sport package if it drives nice.
@  dmoonen : (18 May 2016 - 07:09 AM) Honestly if youve driven one its so well put together, the NA VR6 engine just amazing.
@  booneylander : (18 May 2016 - 03:42 AM) That's a beauty! I always wanted to TDI-swap one. Diesel AWD!
@  dmoonen : (16 May 2016 - 06:40 AM) Just bought a MK4 R32. . . dam the music the exhaust makes in addictive

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#1 garbet

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:08 PM

Good evening. We're new to this site, living in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, north of Port Huron, Mi. Our first smart car was a new 2005 Black Cabriolet Pure (diesel). Then we purchased a new 2011 Smart fortwo Cabriolet Passion. It's sure nice having cruise, i'm use to that feature since it's on all of our vehicles.Looking forward to using my trailer when we go out of the area so I can bring my scooter along to use getting around site seeing. Lots of info on this site to read up on.Gary

#2 Huronlad

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:18 PM

Welcome! There are monthly meetings in and around the London area, for the London area owners.

"Kalliste" 2005 Bay Grey Pure, tach/clock pods, panoramic roof, a/c, soft touch, ignition free windows, vertical wipers, Euro turn signals, LED fog lights, LED turn signal side marker lights, Scanguage II, LED interior light, LED license plate lights, LED reverse lights, LED high brake light, UWC wheel covers, tinted windows, Wet Okole seat covers with carbon fibre heaters, under seat drawer, EBC brakes and rotors, Eibach and Boge suspension, Stebel air horn.
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"Labeeba" 2011 metallic silver Pure, tach/clock pods, A/C, arm rest, Design 1 alloy wheels, fog lights, all panels colour matched, heated seats, storage bin, oem storage cover, Area451 cruise control, Ultra Gauge, Team Dynamic Smartie 16" x 7.5" wheels, Yokohama S-Drive 215/40R16 tires, resonator box deleted.
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#3 Spike

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:18 PM

Welcome to the site. There are events coming up in the near future, one of them, just across the border in your area. See this thread for more information. Hubby and I are going to it and we are coming from the London area. Maybe we'll see you. Dot :barbie:
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#4 Mike T

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:23 PM

Welcome!

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#5 JackAlan

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:39 PM

Hello everyone, I am new to this site. I wouldnít have joined if it hadnít been for an old friend that dropped in on me the other day. I must say I was surprised the vehicle he had to show me was a tiny Smart Car and not the 500 cubic inch V8 I last remembered. Rick had forgotten my field of expertise but he did remember was that I have a good sized CNC Lathe I enjoy as a hobby.He explained there was no bumpers on the Smart Car and showed me a tow hook that had only 2-1/2 Ė 3 threads of poor form. It was difficult to measure with so few threads but a lucky measurement put it at 8 threads per inch. The thread shape looked forged or cast but definitely not turned. I am still surprised to believe the vehicle can be towed from that one hook with only ĹĒ of threads engaged.So you may guess the next request Rick made. He wanted me to make him a set of special bolts so he could fasten a two row steel tube bumper. He drove off and came back 2 days later to fetch his prize.The machinery handbook describes accurately each acme thread in each class. Naturally the smart carís insert didnít adhere to any of them and so none of the 4 bolts I made him fit. Too tight. He liked the bright nickel plating though.It became a game of turning a few samples to arrive at a good strong fit and in the end he went away happy.To my surprise he could only use 3 of the four bolts as I understand there is only one in the front.Iím trying to figure a practical & simple solution for the average car owner to install a second front threaded insert so a bumper could be added. That's what I do.When I come up with something Iíll be happy to share.Thanks,Jack Alan

#6 Mike T

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:43 PM

Hi Jack, there is a second threaded hole on the driver's side, but you would have to drill through the panel to access it.

2006 smart BRABUS Canada 1 cabriolet, FlyingTiger map 380023_5.png
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
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#7 Sparky

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:10 PM

Good evening. We're new to this site, living in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, north of Port Huron, Mi. Our first smart car was a new 2005 Black Cabriolet Pure (diesel). Then we purchased a new 2011 Smart fortwo Cabriolet Passion. It's sure nice having cruise, i'm use to that feature since it's on all of our vehicles. Looking forward to using my trailer when we go out of the area so I can bring my scooter along to use getting around site seeing. Lots of info on this site to read up on. Gary

Welcome Gary. You will love this site with all the great people sharing thought and info common to all of us. Enjoy your new Passion. Sparky




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