Some of you may remember me. I bought my first smart new in 2009. A couple years ago I sent it to live in San Diego with my son. Well, somehow I got down to 4 cars!! So I started looking at smarts. I rescued a Yellow 2008 cabrio for $3300, that's had a rough life.The top was sealed with duct tape, which meant there is glue everywhere. Almost everything in the slide mechanism is bent or broken. Roof is usable, if anyone knows where I can get the hardware, I'd appreciate it. All of the panels have some clear coat peeling, and the previous owner really liked tape. There is tape residue in various places all over the car. The front cover has "tiger" stripes, like the panel was bent over and over leaving lighter Yellow stripes across the hood. After I paid for it and the lady made a hasty exit, I went to put it in gear and the lever moves but the car didn't! The gear indicator was not showing the gear either. Shut it off and restarted, shifted fine. I think I remember that problem being discussed here. I bought it Saturday, I've been through the buyers remorse part of buying an old car, now I'm excited to start driving it. When I got it home I going over everything I would have to do to make it pretty again, then I realized, it doesn't have to be pretty, it can be the first "Rat" smart! So, anyway, nice to be back, I see some of you are still here.