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10-12-2019 02:29 AM
Rambo4 Absolutely you should get one. I had to get my 5th one (2ea. 451s & 3ea. 453s) b\c wife can't drive a stick. I take Minimus Prime on the ATV trails where a 4x4 can't.. ..trees and debris.. ...heh heh! I got it that these things are disappearing faster than the Pinto and Edsel combined, but I wish Benz would have given the 453 a fair chance. Yay me and Minimus!
10-12-2019 12:15 AM
natural phenomenon
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Originally Posted by Big Tuna View Post
Please be honest! (Should I buy a smart?)
Not if you are wanting one for parking or even fuel mileage. But if you want to smile every time you get behind the wheel then go for it.
Do your due diligence and understand what you are getting into, very few people buy these cars, they lease them and that's why you see a flood of used ones on the market. If you don't know the workarounds they'll bleed you dry and after awhile that smile goes to a frown.

Same thing with electric cars, no one buys you lease because from the moment they install the batteries at the factory they are dying. A 3 year lease then get the hell out of it and into a new one. Let the next poor sucker behind you drop some serious repair coin on it.

But back to your Smart question, just understand who makes it and it starts at $25 dollars for them to say hello to you. And if you are forced into using them bring a jar of Vaseline, it's design to forever have their hands in your pockets.


I own one because I like to roll outside of what society considers normal and there will never, ever be another car like the Smarts, ever in America again.
Read that again out loud to yourself.
05-06-2019 04:32 PM
stadleroux
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.... and you tell the it's because it's so much fun to drive. Right? People are always amazed when I tell them it's built for a 6'8" person. Then I show them the inside.
Exactly! I tell them straight out that I didn't get it for its fuel economy, but that it's so much fun to drive. Most people seem to think because it's half the length of a normal car it should also use half the fuel, forgetting that it still has four wheels, and pretty wide, big ones for such a small car at that, and that its short length really messes up the drag coefficient as well...
04-02-2018 03:02 PM
jwight Welcome back!
04-02-2018 09:36 AM
heraldhamster so, after quite some time being off the forum b/c we've had zero probs and now @ 120k miles on the '09, I'm back and with a 2012 fortwo. got it used (former car2go) with 43k on 'er and in white.

glad you're all still here!
11-03-2017 07:29 PM
Johannesl I liked mine so much I bought a 2nd one yesterday. It may not be right for everyone but for me they fit the bill.

Proud owner of a 2013 passion and a 2014 electric drive.


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11-03-2017 07:26 PM
jkjahobbs We just purchased our third smart. A 2017 Prime Cabrio. Yes we still have the first two. I'm thinking I can alternate days on which one I drive to work. LOL Go ahead and buy one, you will love it.
11-03-2017 06:42 PM
emailchrishall
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Originally Posted by vadsoom View Post
LOL! Iíve even had one guest in my car the first time say, ďThis thing is like the Tardis - itís bigger on the inside than it is on the outside!Ē


I agree.


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11-03-2017 06:11 PM
vadsoom LOL! Iíve even had one guest in my car the first time say, ďThis thing is like the Tardis - itís bigger on the inside than it is on the outside!Ē
11-03-2017 04:04 PM
jkjahobbs
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First question strangers usually ask about my Smart is what kind of mileage it gets. I think the real question they donít want to ask is why a big guy like me would drive such a small car unless it gets really amazing mileage.>>>>




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.... and you tell the it's because it's so much fun to drive. Right? People are always amazed when I tell them it's built for a 6'8" person. Then I show them the inside.
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