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Two weeks ago, I purchased my first smart car. It was brand new when I bought it a 2015 coupe with only 30 miles on it with 600 miles now. The car came with a lot of nice features such as power windows, touch screen and Bluetooth menu in the center, leather (or leatherette seats can't tell the difference but it's still nice it's not cheap cloth), heated seats, leather steering wheel and shift knob etc. I honestly don't care if my car is a pure or passion doesn't make a difference but I was just curious as to see which one it was. When I saw the ad for it online, it was at a Honda dealership and they labeled it as a 2015 Smart Fortwo passion for sale. The car was supposed to be a rental/loaner for the dealerships but it didn't work out (good for me right ?) and they had a fleet of them that they were selling all around the country. I bought the last one at that particular dealership there was 3 on the lot one was sold the day before I went, the other right in front of me as I finished test driving mine and lastly mine a few hours after I brought in my old car to trade it in and finish up the paperwork/remaining balance in cash. I've test driven a few smarts before I bought mine some from car dealerships like carmax and others on craigslist. I was originally set on a cabrio but all the ones I test drove weren't newer than 2009 for some reason the newer ones are very hard to find where I live and none of them had low miles either. The cabrios that I drove didn't have some features that my 2015 coupe has like the touchscreen menu and leather/leatherette seats but they had power mirror adjusters something my smart doesn't have. They are not really necessary as they are very easy to adjust with the little knob that's connected to the mirrors on the inside of the car and I can easily reach over to adjust the right one. So mine has a lot of things that the older passion cabrios didn't yet it lacks certain things at the same time. I also test drove a 2013 passion coupe with a pano roof my coupe only has the solid roof. Another thing my car doesn't have is paddle shifters something I heard the newer passions have it doesn't really matter to me cuz I always drive in manual and I only shift with the knob. The wheels are also another reason I'm not sure what trim my smart is they are very plain and basic wheels but they don't look like the regular solid ones that come on most pures I've seen. I know that most pures don't have power windows and usually have cloth seats but mine has all the good features while lacking some I've seen on older model passions I don't know if my car is a pure with a lot of nice extras or if it's a passion I can't blame the Honda dealership I bought it from cuz they probably didn't know either. I noticed on the right passenger side most passions have an emblem that says passion but mine doesn't I will show some pics hopefully y'all could clear up what model my smartie is as I am still a newbie to them.