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No, nothing mechanical. All Smart models made by MCC at Hambach (that is the G1 fortwo, G2 fortwo, Roadster and Crossblade) had the same "type" of gearbox. That is a six speed (five for the G2) with cogs - all had an automatic clutch actuator. The actuator is initiated either by nudging the stick shift or, on the models with soft-touch, in a "fully automatic" mode by the vehicles software.
None of these Smart models had a fluid filled torque convertor as with most other vehicles in the USA. The only exception to the above is the Smart forfour that was a Mitsubishi Colt badged as a Smart.
The problems in Europe pretty much all derive from legal issue's or the manufacturers warranty conditions. I assume the few "mechanical" problems were probably operator error, but it would be incorrect to say there weren't any problems associated with "A" Frames.
Last edited by SMART; 12-04-2007 at 08:14 AM.