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Why did smart switch the raw (pre-painted) molded panel color from black to white for all 453s that get a metallic finish? Some have commented that any rock chips and scratches are more visible with a white substrate.
Shhhhh ... that raw white is the only reason the gauges in my Moon White Matte hood are barely noticeable! (That being said, I'm finding it virtually impossible to find anyone who will paint just a hood for me so that I can have my little Zebra looking fine again.
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For cabrio in general? Aiming for late June pending EPA certification! Dealers can already order you a car.
Keith, Thanks for your reply. 1. Can dealers give me pricing yet or are they still in the dark?
2. If the car doesn't achieve EPA certification do I get my $$$ back. The second question is supposed to be a joke!
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Keith, Thanks for your reply. 1. Can dealers give me pricing yet or are they still in the dark?
2. If the car doesn't achieve EPA certification do I get my $$$ back. The second question is supposed to be a joke!
1. Check back tonight... I may have something up my sleeve....
2. Your results may vary
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That is/was the BRABUS Sport Package - not the same as the EU BRABUS with the uprated engine, just as the 453 with the Sport Package is not the same as the new 453 109 hp BRABUS the EU folks are getting. Horsepower counts with these small engines.
Yes, I agree. But *something* is better than nothing.
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Great to hear about the software update but will this software update fix the early cut off while fill up to full?
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Great to hear about the software update but will this software update fix the early cut off while fill up to full?
No, that's on the way.
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Yes, I agree. But *something* is better than nothing.
That's one way to look at it; my view is why won't smart give USA and Canadian owners the same options as the rest of the world gets?
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That's one way to look at it; my view is why won't smart give USA and Canadian owners the same options as the rest of the world gets?
U.S. regulations on everything from safety to telecommunications make for some interesting obstacles... it's not that we dont like you guys
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Keith's official 453 Q & A thread ;)

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... it's not that we dont like you guys


And all this time, I thought you were one of us. You must be one of "them," then?

That's cool, too. ;)
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U.S. regulations on everything from safety to telecommunications make for some interesting obstacles... it's not that we dont like you guys
I get the different regulations part, but in spite of that many cars made in other countries are certified for sale here with adjustable steering columns, integrated telematics and adjustable seat belt anchor points. If those companies can do it.....
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