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@  Mike T : (31 May 2016 - 03:54 PM) I want to see her drive a smart 450 cdi on the Nordschleife
@  jwight : (31 May 2016 - 03:50 PM) Watched an hour of it. Maybe it'll get better but not if Evans keeps doing his Clarkson imitation. Pretty predictable, except for adding the off road section to the track. Not enough Sabine Schmidt IMHO.
@  dmoonen : (31 May 2016 - 12:12 PM) he also has a 3 year contract so we're stuck with him or shits going to hit the fan again.
@  dmoonen : (31 May 2016 - 12:03 PM) Havent watched it yet but Chris Evans is getting eaten alive by the reviews
@  Mike T : (31 May 2016 - 10:48 AM) I refuse to watch it because of the dickhead Chris Whasisname.
@  Huronlad : (31 May 2016 - 05:04 AM) Anyone else underwhelmed by the revamped Top Gear?
@  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!

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#1 glaughler

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:50 PM

Hi,I would like to introduce myself- recently bought an 05 Passion CDI Cabrio; was purchased in Calgary and shipped to Van.Has more options than I thought, including factory CD Changer, Heated Seats, AC, Premium Sound Package- no fog lights.. the original ship note FOB/ FAS Vancouver was included w/ the docs listing all options.It has 76000 kms on the odometer: North Van Mercedes were pretty disappointing as far as support- I had a few questions regarding maintenance- I have no idea what type of a service history this car has- got it as a gift; service adviser said the car is so reliable it will not need anything until 80000 kms. Apparently the electronic service history is not available through Mercedes from another province. Depends on how many G notes you flash I guess...Are there others recommended to service 450's besides Mercedes who are possibly more knowledgeable and less 'Mercedes' like... Not too worried about price, more quality and characterThe car I believe was taken care of, however, as an Alberta vehicle, registered in BC recently I am wondering where to check for rust as well as other cold weather weak spots that wouldn't otherwise appear in Vancouver both mechanically and cosmetically. Would like someone to look at the undercarriage.Very happy with it so far- it's amazing being 6'1'' 210 lbs and being able to sit in this car that feels full size- my cross the bridge commute has since become much more interesting as opposed to driving my ostentatious luxury cars that are now more or less sitting in my garage until the weekend.How do I begin to care for this unconventional masterpiece? Most importantly how do i refill the windshield washer fluid without having a smooth talking Mercedes tech tell me I have to bring it to him how to do it? How disappointing the Mercedes dealership was... How must I care for the side panels without damaging the plastic and paint- what is the right polish to use?Thank you. :D

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#2 Alex

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:59 PM

Flying Tiger! Very strong recommendation.

#3 glaughler

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:06 PM

Flying Tiger! Very strong recommendation.

Where are they? I have browsed the web and seen that they are in the GVRD. Too lazy to look- enjoying chatting on this forum-will look now- Thanks- anyone else?

#4 glaughler

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:12 PM

Where are they? I have browsed the web and seen that they are in the GVRD. Too lazy to look- enjoying chatting on this forum-will look now- Thanks- anyone else?

Can you put a tonneau cover in the rear of a CDI Cabrio?

#5 Smart42

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:20 PM

How do I begin to care for this unconventional masterpiece? Most importantly how do i refill the windshield washer fluid without having a smooth talking Mercedes tech tell me I have to bring it to him how to do it?

See: http://www.evilution.co.uk/271
Sincerely,

Marco

#6 glaughler

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:42 PM

See: http://www.evilution.co.uk/271

Thank you.

#7 Mike T

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:40 PM

Hi, see if you can add it to our Registry, by letting us know the last 6 numbers of the VIN. We have over three thousand of them registered, so far.Eddy is on the Westminster Highway a couple of km east of the Auto Mall. He is a good guy.Check the undercarriage and under the carpets for rust. If it was winter driven, it could have suffered. At the very least, take the car apartpanels off in the summer and wash it thoroughly, and the underfloor plastic panels too.To refill the washer fluid, use a screwdriver to turn the little slotted bolt in the passenger side vent under the windscreen one wuarter turn, then remove the grille by pulling it towards you. Look inside, at the front of the black plastic block is the filler cap. Grab it and pull hard upwards until the hose comes up to the edge of the aperture, then fill it, re-cap it and push it back home.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:10 PM

Consider an extended warranty on your vehicle before it hits the 80000 km. May protect you for awhile since you have no history.

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