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  1. For the record, in the first response I received asking about an appointment and warranty, the dealer tells me: "The only exhaust component covered under the emission warranty is the catalytic converter" even though page 20 of the booklet* says: "Exhaust Manifold / Three-Way-Catalyst". So far their first available appointment is for June 27! ... And we thought finding a doctor in Ontario was hard I guess for now I will see a regular mechanic to find out what the problem is and if it isn't something that will be covered by warranty, I will touch base with Troy. *
  2. 2015 451 with under 40K but over 2 years: I just tried to make an appointment to see if I am covered under the "Emission Related Components - 8 Years/130.000 Km warranty". I have not had a chance to look under the car to see what the problem is and I can only say the engine has become noticeably louder over the last few days. Will keep everyone updated, but if anyone has a pointer, please feel free to chime in!
  3. I had missed you reply. Thank you! I'll check to see if they are still available
  4. Thank you Blaine. I'll check. Next time I'm in the car I will record it with the phone and post it. Cheers!
  5. Great. BTW, when running, I do hear a background buzzing sound. As if there is a fun in it or something. I did hit the eject button thinking someone might have left a CD/DVD in, but nothing came out. Is this common?
  6. FYI, I ended up buying a car at Silver Star Montreal, and they took care of everything for me (at no extra cost!) Considering how many more deals there are in Montreal compared to Ottawa, I guess this will end up being the way forward for me.
  7. Looks like my firmware is v12.23, which I believe is the latest, is I guess no update will be required. Thank you!
  8. Hey guys, Like the subject say... Do the floor mats from a 450 fit a 451? I found some in my area and need rubber mats for my new car
  9. BTW, I am looking for a place for new tires but also, to play musical chairs with my wheels. I am switching old for new and between cars and routing newer used winters on old frames... Hopefully I can find a place which not to expensive for mounting/balancing, etc.
  10. I need to get new rubber for my 2009 before I can sell it. I have send out for quotes online and get few replies (and tires seem to be much more than I had thought!) Do you guys have a go-to place in Ottawa?
  11. Hello all, This coming Thursday I will be picking up my 2015 Passion This car is so different from my trusty 2009 entry model, I will probably be learning quite a few tricks as I re-discover a Smart car. Moonroof, seat warmers, assisted steering... Those are rather obvious, but the most intimidating is the Bosh Highline system (yes, I am an old f@rt) The first question is, given that it is a 2015, would the manual for the 2011 be the same? Do I need to even worry about all I've been reading re: updating firmware or the like? Also, any advise on using an iPhone with the system? If you'd like to point out other things I should know about this new (to me) car, PLEASE DO! Thanks in advance
  12. FYI, in the end I went to Montreal because there were so many more options available by doing just 200 Km. For the first time ever, I bought at a dealer and I have to say it was (so far) a very pleasant experience. I ended up with this guy: Certified Pre-Owned 2015 smart fortwo coupe fortwo 2-Door Coupe ... plus a set of used winters, for $9250. Warranty extended until July 2020 included. Now I have to call Troy who had graciously agreed to check out the first car I talked about, which now stays at the Ottawa dealer for someone else to worry about Thank you all for your thoughts and feedback! PS. I guess I better publish another thread in for sale soon Taking possession of the new smart next Thursday.
  13. Well, it looks like that one is now gone anyway. Thank you for the help!