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Looking for a new Fortwo..

I'm looking to buy a new Fortwo by the end of the year. I had a few questions:
1. Are there differences between 2017-19 models? I see a few dealerships still have new 2017s and a bunch have 18s.
2. Will there still be new ones for sale in November or December? I was looking to purchase around then, but can move it up if need be.

Thank you for the help!
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Welcome to SCoA! 2018 and 2019 fortwo models are all electric drive.
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Thank you, I should have clarified. I was looking for electric drive. I just wasn't sure if there were any model year changes.
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Thank you, I should have clarified. I was looking for electric drive. I just wasn't sure if there were any model year changes.
Since all versions of smart will no longer be imported after remaining 2019s are sold I would grab the model I liked best for the best price I could find. Nothing significantly different between the 2017 to 2019 EV smarts. Those in the know will advise of any small changes.
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A note, the 3rd duel-of-the-radios in the current 453s is between the Smart Audio System (base radio) and Smart Media System (touch screen headunit). I can't find any way to order and / or add a Media System to my ICE 453, and they seem to be incredibly rare on gas cars. Conversely, I haven't seen a 2018/2019 ED/EQ that didn't have the Media System. Not sure where the 2017 electric falls; but something to consider! I agree with Oliver; find the car you want, with the price, package and options you want now. Soon, there won't be many choices - even compared to the limited ones available now! (Hey, 1,100th post! Woo!)
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Thanks guys. I have been planning to get one later this year since September of last year, but I guess the recent news pushed that up.
I'm in the Atlanta area and there's only 1 new one currently in stock, so I'm trying to shop around the US.
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Thanks guys. I have been planning to get one later this year since September of last year, but I guess the recent news pushed that up.
I'm in the Atlanta area and there's only 1 new one currently in stock, so I'm trying to shop around the US.
Agreed... grab the best one you can find now that Smart is leaving the North American market. Although San Francisco is a bit far, the SF Mercedes dealership had a decent selection several months ago since the town is ideally suited with its tight parking spots and short commutes. I drove a 2017 and it was a fun little thing. The power delivery and throttle action was a good bit smoother than the gas model. I only wish it had a little better range.
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Thanks guys. I have been planning to get one later this year since September of last year, but I guess the recent news pushed that up.
I'm in the Atlanta area and there's only 1 new one currently in stock, so I'm trying to shop around the US.
Agreed... grab the best one you can find now that Smart is leaving the North American market. Although San Francisco is a bit far, the SF Mercedes dealership had a decent selection several months ago since the town is ideally suited with its tight parking spots and short commutes. I drove a 2017 and it was a fun little thing. The power delivery and throttle action was a good bit smoother than the gas model. I only wish it had a little better range.
I actually reached to to SF smart and their policy is to not sell cars outside of California. &#x1f937;&#x200d;&#x2642;&#xfe0f;
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I actually reached to to SF smart and their policy is to not sell cars outside of California.
Not uncommon as apparently the paperwork (CAFE credits and such) to sell a CARB vehicle outside a CARB state can require additional paperwork???

My ED was acquired in CA and I paid to have it shipped to NC BUT, there was no additional paperwork as the title transfer took place in CA.

Note, may want to try MERCEDES-BENZ OF KNOXVILLE!

https://www.mercedesofknoxville.com/.../smart-fortwo/
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