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Took a drive up to the Smart house in Venice Beach. After running into a couple reservation holders it almost seemed that customers knew more about the car then the staff of the Smart house! I was pleased to see chrome Smart wheels and 17 inch wheels being offered in a showcase from Brabus.

No real news but I did get a couple pics of the tailgate storage area that I have yet to see online.

Cool the Smart radio will operate on a 10min basis with no key in the ignition. The requires a button being depressed to turn it on for another 10min.

The Brabus rims will be offered with run flats, no mention of price.

I had'nt heard this before but according to an employee the tires will be covered under the Smart car warranty for an undetermined amout of time.

Excited about the car as ever. If your in the area please make it a point to stop by the Smart house!

I'll add pics to this post later. Gotta move over from camera, resize in Photoshop CS, upload to ftp, oh how hard it is! Sleep.......mmmmmmm.....

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Finally got around to getting the pictures off my camera. Here is a taste:

Tan interior
http://www.techvelocity.com/gtp/misc/Smart/tanint.jpg

Red interior
http://www.techvelocity.com/gtp/misc/Smart/redint.jpg

Brabus 17 inch rim
http://www.techvelocity.com/gtp/misc/Smart/brabus17.jpg

http://www.techvelocity.com/gtp/misc/Smart/brabus17-2.jpg

225/35/17 tire size
http://www.techvelocity.com/gtp/misc/Smart/2253517.jpg

Smart radio with 6 disc in dash cd player
http://www.techvelocity.com/gtp/misc/Smart/radio.jpg

http://www.techvelocity.com/gtp/misc/Smart/radio-2.jpg

Cabrio roof support storage in the tailgate
http://www.techvelocity.com/gtp/misc/Smart/cabriostorage.jpg

The seperate AMG showroom being converted into a Smart car showroom at my local dealership.
http://www.techvelocity.com/gtp/misc/Smart/LNMBSmart.jpg

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No problem. Please msg me you e-mail address if anyone wants any pictures in high resolution. The red interior is growing on me more and more each day. To bad it's cloth. Reminds me when I was searching for Z06's a few years back. They had a optional interior color called "modified red" that I loved! Ended up settling for black leather.

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I really want leather but I think the red interior contrast with my red/black exterior much better..

Now the curiosity begins...order with cloth and change seats to heated leather or order heated leather seats and redo targeted interior pieces in red cloth or leather

I would shop out the leather seat reupholstery but wife and I are crafty enough to recover selected interior parts....

Thanks for the photos
 

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yellow with red?

For those who have seen the yellow exterior and red interior, could they go together or would it look bad:p? Hard to tell from smartusa site.
 

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Alephart.

I echo all the comments on your photos. Nice work!

On the red leather: Back in the day, we would zip on over to TJ, hang out a couple of days, and come back with a dazzling leather interior. :cool:

Not done anymore ?
 

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Alephart.

I echo all the comments on your photos. Nice work!

On the red leather: Back in the day, we would zip on over to TJ, hang out a couple of days, and come back with a dazzling leather interior. :cool:

Not done anymore ?
NAFTA ruined it! j/k that is still done.

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Not sure if NAFTA killed it but lack of any serious boarder security has many of the same TJ type shops here in the interior of Texas.... wink
 

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I just came from the Smart House and it was a great experience. I found that most of the people visiting had never heard of the car before and just walked in off the street. I mentioned that I had placed my reservation the first week of August which probably means I won't see a car for quite a while. The staff person giving tours and test drives said no, that I was probably somewhere in the middle of the pack of reservations. That to me was good news. The test drive was great, I didn't notice the shifting issues that everyone talks about. I liked the two tone interior so I wonder if that will be available. Over all a great experience and I can't wait for the arrival!
 

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Two tone interior?

I just came from the Smart House and it was a great experience. ... I liked the two tone interior so I wonder if that will be available. Over all a great experience and I can't wait for the arrival!
Hi Bonnie, What colours were the two tones? What was the overall colour name for that interior? Thanks for the assistance.
 

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The two tone was black in the center of the back and seat with the tan "smart design" on the sides and headrest. I didn't ask if it had a name. The dashboard and inside door panels were also tan and black. It looked pretty cool and I took pictures but my camera is acting up so I can't upload the pictures. :-(
 
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