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I'm sure many were asked this. Bare with a newbie. I'm looking to buy a 453 ED 2016 and or newer. What are these cars worth these days? I know depends on trim levels, condition....., so something at least a passion. Like to find heated seats and wheel as I live in NE. Color matters and of course a good deal as many issues come with it. Like finding someone to work on them and parts are getting a shorter list. I do work on my own cars, so not a really big deal. I see dealer prices from 9k and up. So I'm asking current owners what you all think about good prices to buy one at. Again I know one needs to look at the car, but give me good condition cars' opinions. Thanks all.
 

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I don't think smart offered a heated steering wheel, seats yes. Other than that tread VERY carefully around a smart EV. Read Every Post on this forum pertaining to electric smarts.
Cold weather range, batteries bricking. If you get a good one I understand they can be a lot of fun. But if you get one with problems you could end up with a sled and you will be on your own, no new replacement batteries or very hard to get $10,000 or a pop. Mercedes will be of help.

CarMax has made the decision
not to buy or sell smart EV's. Why?



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The selling of the 453 model of electric smart cars started in the US with the 2017 model. (per Smart Fortwo - Wikipedia)
If have seen a 2016 453 ED, it may not have originated to be sold in the US. Or it probably is a 451, which looks entirely different.

The 453's do not have the bricking issue like the 451's sometimes have.

The later the model you buy (like getting a 2018 or 2019), the longer the warranty remains on the car, so that may be an important piece of mind, especially if you are near a MB dealer who supports and fixes smarts.

I am fortunate to have a dealer less than 25 miles away (in CT), since I have a 2017 model, my warranty ends next year (2021),
I've had it since last year, and have 0 issues with it.

I am still delighted that I bought it, even though the cost was considerably more than the 2014-2016 451's that were for sale, so if you can afford it, I would recommend skipping the 451's and going with a 453.
 

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I am in the USA and have a 2018 with the climate package which adds the heated steering wheel in my Prime Coupe.
 

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Believe that the Cold Weather Package also included door insulation.

Very rare option with many being delivered to California as the CARB dumping ground?
 

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Not sure if all the 453 EDs sold in Canada came with the "cold weather package" by default, but every one I looked at had the heated seats/steering wheel combo. I just pulled the door panel off of mine recently and there's definitely a silvered insulation/weather coating in there. None in the interior "B" pillar/trunk panels though so not sure.
 
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