Update: 5 weeks to the day from when we ordered, we've been informed that our new smart has been built.
Now, waiting for shipping information.
Now, waiting for shipping information.
We looked into the custom color option, but the prices we were quoted were pretty steep (like $3500 for the panels and $2000 for the tridion), the car was already pretty expensive for a smart. There also seemed to be an air of confusion from the dealer about actually ordering a custom color, like they never did that before and we just didn't want to go through the hassle.You also have the custom color option?
For around $1500 you can get the panels painted any color you want (A little more if you want the tridion painted as well)?
This is only an option if you OWN the vehicle.
My experience is that smartUSA won't let you custom paint a LEASED vehicle?
Thanks! Not our first color choice, but we like it. It's different without being too different.Nice combo! Make sure you get wheel insurance on those Brabus 6-spokes. Before getting my car, I read that they're very soft and bend easily, so I picked up the insurance. I'm hyper vigilant about avoid potholes and such, and I was recently informed by the dealer that both front wheels are bent at only 4,200 miles on the odometer.
P.S. I see that you're in southeastern PA. We'll have to meet up some time and compare our unique fortwos (mine has the BoConcept edition-exclusive matte white panels)
No problem! Which dealer are you using?Thanks! Not our first color choice, but we like it. It's different without being too different.
I did read that the Brabus wheels are soft, thanks for the heads-up on the insurance. I didn't even know that was an option.
My friend has bent two wheels on his Mini Cooper, luckily he found a set of four of the same on craigslist pretty cheap, we probably wouldn't be so lucky with the smart.
West Chester, we also tried Devon, but West Chester actually acted like they wanted to sell us a car. I've been to Devon for service and it was a mixed bag experience as far as that goes too. West Chester has been pleasant to deal with so far.No problem! Which dealer are you using?
Thank you very much. I think it will look even better in person, the anthracite is extra sparkly (Brilliant Anthracite) and silver never seems to photograph well on any car.That is REALLY a sharp color combination, and one that wouldn't have occurred to me.
We took your advice and got the wheel/tire/windshield/ding insurance.Nice combo! Make sure you get wheel insurance on those Brabus 6-spokes.
I'm usually not a huge fan of grays...but wow, you've chosen a splendid colour combination!We picked up our new smart this morning, couldn't be happier with our selection. The car looks nicer in person than it does in the photographs. The Crystal Grey Leather interior package is outstandingly nice. I think if I could only have one option on any smart, the CGL would be it!
Here is a few photos, I'll add a few of the interior when it warms up a bit outside!
One is a photo with our 2008 trade, we kind of felt sad letting it go.
Car looks great! Would love to see it in-person some day.
Thank you!I'm usually not a huge fan of grays...but wow, you've chosen a splendid colour combination!
The only thing I would do (because for some odd reason, smart no longer does this), is make the grille surround match the Tridion.
Oh I know!It doesn't always show that way in the photos, but the grill trim is painted body color. I don't care for it in photos, but in person it looks good. I will miss the chrome grill on the 2008, I've considered chroming the 2015 grill somehow, but we'll see.
We actually did feel sad trading the 2008, I hope it goes to someone nice, it is a nice car.The Crystal Grey interior will really compliment the exterior and brighten it up.
Looks wonderful and especially like the older car pictured next to the new one.
Yes! I've looked into the newer ultra flexible chrome wrap material and I think I might give it a try at some point. We have chrome mirror covers, the chrome hatch trim, and chrome door handle inserts from smart for the car, just not sure how long we'll wait to put them on. Probably when the car doesn't feel "new" anymore.Oh I know!
On the pre-facelift smarts, the grille surround was the same colour as the Tridion, whereas the grille surround only comes in silver now (unless you change the colour yourself or buy a special edition).
And you could get it a chrome wrap? :shrug:
I agree with your opinion, thanks. I probably won't chrome anything on the car for quite some time . . . okay, maybe the chrome strip on the trunk.In my opinion, the car looks brilliant as it is. If it were mine, I would not add any additional chrome and I am an older guy than you. I think it has just enough anthracite accents with the tridion and mirror caps. I would paint the brake drums and rotor hats a nice matte black to further highlight the Brabus wheels. You really have a one of a kind smart, you should be proud.