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Technically, I bought a Smart about three weeks ago, but the dealer wasn't able to hand it over with an open recall and that's how long it took to arrange taking it to the former-Smart Center in the next city over and get the fix done. But as of this past Wednesday I am truly in possession of a 2008 Smart Fortwo Passion.

First impression, it's fun, but the ride is a little rougher than I remember from test driving it. But I think that's mostly from test driving it by the car dealer's nicer suburban streets versus the kind of terrible streets downtown where I work. I'm getting used to shifting with the paddles, and I think it works a lot better than leaving it in automatic. It's a pretty different driving experience from my previous vehicle, a 2002 Jeep Liberty.

Unfortunately, the car only came with one key, and the key fob didn't look in the best condition. It took calling five auto locksmiths before one said they could do a Smart Car, but I managed to get another key this morning for about $150. And it only had one set of floor mats, a really heavy duty looking rubber set that I don't care for, so I've ordered a more carpet like set. Other than that I don't think I'm going to make any changes until it is time to get some snow tires, which should give me time to get a feel for what I like and what I want to change.

The only thing I'm looking for now is a decent cell phone mount. The one I was using previous was suction cup mounted to the windshield, but that wouldn't work as well in this vehicle with the shape of the windshield and the dash.
 

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Congrats on your purchase. I'm wondering what it is about getting a car with just one key. I bought my 2013 Brabus about 3 weeks ago, and yep, just one key. The best price I have so far is from a locksmith 50 miles away and he wants $275.00 and he supplies the key. I told him I can get the key much cheaper, but he won't guarantee if it will work whereas he knows his key fobs work.
 

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The only thing I'm looking for now is a decent cell phone mount. The one I was using previous was suction cup mounted to the windshield, but that wouldn't work as well in this vehicle with the shape of the windshield and the dash.
I use the "Car Magnetic Air Vent Mount Holder for Cell Phones", about 5 bucks from Walmart, or from a ton of other places. Very simple clean solution, so long as you don't mind slapping a metal sticker on the inside back of your phone case.
 

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I use the "Car Magnetic Air Vent Mount Holder for Cell Phones", about 5 bucks from Walmart, or from a ton of other places. Very simple clean solution, so long as you don't mind slapping a metal sticker on the inside back of your phone case.
I don't like using a case on my phone, so I need something that will grip it. I may end up going with the Proclip, since they have the custom mount for the car.
 

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Is the set of rubber mats specifically for the smart? Because I would be interested in taking those rubber ones off your hands for some $. I had rubber ones in my 09 pure and loved them. They are currently in my 08 passion and my 13 tailor made brabus has brabus mats but I love the rubber ones as they don't look worn after some tire shine.
 

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Is the set of rubber mats specifically for the smart? Because I would be interested in taking those rubber ones off your hands for some $. I had rubber ones in my 09 pure and loved them. They are currently in my 08 passion and my 13 tailor made brabus has brabus mats but I love the rubber ones as they don't look worn after some tire shine.
I think I'm going to hang on to them for now, may end up using them for the winter. They do appear to be Smart specific and have the Smart badge on them. I'll let you know if I end up deciding to get rid of them.
 

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Did the extra key work, I would get 2 extra keys for 150. I only have one at the moment.
Yup, I know have two functional keys. I demoted the original to the spare key since the buttons looked a little worn and the plastic was a little scratched. I think it was supposed to be 175 and they just misquoted me over the phone, since I saw the guy ring it up and he had to back out the Smart Key entry that came up as 175 and put in Custom Amount. After four previous suggestions to go to the dealer I was about to give up but this place said to come right in. I guess they have done Smart before, they even had a bunch of Smart blanks just hanging up on their big wall of key blanks. I was there right at opening, so the whole process took less than 15 minutes, and mostly that was waiting for the machines to boot up. He did require the other key and had to go out to the car with a tablet looking device that plugged into the OBDII port.
 
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