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I wonder if I move my reservation to mexico, if it would be faster.
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Hi everyone. We just got back from a day trip to Mazamitla, in the mountains. Well, mountains to us. That little car can really zoom up the hills and corner like a race car. Of course, Stu was driving. Whole different story when "Miz Daisy" is doing the driving.

Oh, I think the big difference in the 2008 and 2009 models is the price.
Same colors, same everything as far as we can tell. We were given a 2008 brochure to daydream with, then two weeks later, well folks, the 2009's are out now, and the price has gone up. Another two weeks, when ours arrived, the price went up again. $350.00 US total.

Our Passion Coupe is different than the US version. Ours is a turbo, there is no leather seating options, $50 extra for a cup holder, but a cigarette lighter and ashtray are standard. To further confuse things, we can't get the Pure model, only the Pulse and the Passion. In the US, I don't believe the Pulse is available. The silver trim is standard on our Passion, and both models can come as a convertible.

If you really want to get confused, go to the UK and Canada smart sites.
Whole different ball game. That is, if I haven't done a good enough job of confusing you already.

Cheers, Karen
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Another thing to clarify is that in Mexico we cannot customize our smart car, you may choose between pulse, passion, pulse cabrio and passion cabrio.

As karen was saying, the cigarette lighter and ashtray are standard in both models, the fog lights, tachometer and clock pods are also standard.

The pulse has wider tires and 6-spoke rims, manual mirrors, paddle shifters, no glove compartment and gray interior only.

The passion has the same plus turbocharged motor, electric mirrors, the rims are 12-spoke, 2-spoke leather steering wheel (no paddle shifters), glove compartment and you may choose the interior color between gray, red and beige.

Also all Mexican 451 smarts have 2 airbags, we don't have the option for 4 airbags as you guys.

If you want any other accessories, you have to buy them separately.

I might be missing something. but that's what I recall.

Saludos! (cheers)
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Pot holes are the worst. I thought I had popped a tire. Good news is I filled up my tank 3rd time it was half full . I got 51 mpg. I used my paddles.
2nd fill up I use the auto shift and got 37 mpg. Alot of city and some Hwy.
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Hi Friend
Thanks for great information.
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Here are some pictures I wanted to share with you, so you can see the differences between the Smarts sold in Mexico, and the ones sold in the USA.
This is a 2010 Passion Cabrio.
It has one reverse light, no amber accent in the headlights, 12-spoke rims, pure steering wheel and different shifter:









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Where in MX is that? I'll be going there this spring. I wanna check this out!
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Those pictures were taken in Guadalajara where there is 1 Smart Center, however, if you go to Mexico City, there are 6 Smart Centers.
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Actually, I think Eurostern has two Smart locations; one at Glorieta Minerva and another on Lopez Mateo Sur.
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Here are some pictures taken by Yiyo and family, the 2011 are already for sale in Mexico:




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Look at that weird looking 450 in the background:



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