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Future 2009 Brabus owners

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I've started a poll to find out which Brabus people ordered... Coupe or Cabrio... Black or Silver... Please add your order to it.. Thanks Bill

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I am Questioning the calibration of my speedometer!

Started by Zippin Pippin. Last reply by Andy Goorfin Aug 22, 2011. 15 Replies

What Mods are You Going to do to Your Brabus?

Started by Ginny Smith. Last reply by Zippin Pippin Sep 30, 2009. 4 Replies

Great New Brabus Accessories but no Price List !

Started by Not so smart. Last reply by Not so smart Sep 16, 2009. 12 Replies

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Comment by Wilkins on October 4, 2010 at 6:15pm
SO, a word of advice from someone who is now going through it.... don't bend a Brabus wheel. $531 for a 15" front.
Comment by Dave Mayall on September 14, 2009 at 5:30pm
Time: October 10, 2009 at 10pm
Location: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Street: 1122 Route 106 North
City/Town: Loudon, NH 03307
Contact Info: 978-265-6647
Event Type: New, Hampshire, Motor, Speedway, Charity, Laps!
Organized By: Dave Mayall
Comment by George Oller on August 12, 2009 at 4:01pm
Just got my new vanity plate. "BRABUS 1" I thought that was appropriate for the first generation Brabus sold in the USA.
Comment by Saundra on July 9, 2009 at 2:08pm
"Tux" my 2008 Black w/ Silver shell is for sale. Now driving "Bsmart" my 2009 Brabus. Tux was getting about 300-330 miles to a tank. Two tanks so for Bsmart and getting about 280 miles a tank. But I do remember "Tux" mpg improved over time.
Comment by Nancy on July 9, 2009 at 1:41pm
Got my fully loaded Brabus yesterday, loving it, but wondering why it always seems to rain when you get a new car?
Comment by Ginny Smith on June 14, 2009 at 3:48pm
Hi Saundra, We owned an '08 Silver Passion Coupe till March 24th of this year. (See the www.safeandsmart.com owner's story under Ginny and you can find out what happened) We too had put in another reservation after taking delivery of our '08 so that by the time our existing one was ready for a change we wouldn't have to wait so long and we were acknowledged by the Brabus acceptance the first time around. With that being said, our DDE has changed so many times it's not even funny. The crazy thing is that in the past month (May) it went from March 09-July 09 to a delivery in October and now to a delivery in September. The only thing I am a bit concerned about now is that the factory closes down every year for 2 weeks for holiday and if it isn't literally on the line before they shut down it will wait until after the holiday to be built and then we really might be looking at a September delivery. But... with that even being said, I was under the impression that they would only build the Brabus from Jan-June so in my mind they would almost have to have it on the build line now to be completed before the plant shut down. Does that make sense?
Comment by Saundra on June 14, 2009 at 12:59am
Gosh sound grumpy in hindsight. My point of the story: I was told last year it was coming in 2 weeks and it was 2+ months later. Thought this time around Dealership would take care of a previous customer as I was not going to believe anything until they said so. It is so.......glad I called again to ask about final price.
Comment by Saundra on June 14, 2009 at 12:34am
I can explain nothing beyond my first and now second experience. Hang in there.....this can be a ride. Been there done that. Own an and have enjoyed my '08 that I reserved 4/1/07. Way into the process I learned the reserve number had a meaning and in hindsight it was a frustrating journey with that number. By the time I took delivery May 31, 2008, realized there must be other factors involved as I was told an April then an early May delivery several times. After I got Tux. Made a reserve on an '09 July 4th weekend '08. (in case there was a big change for '09 was my thought for doing it} Not a big change but then I lucked into the Brabus option in October....was denied first go round but got an e-mail 12/24/08 my original reserve was converted to a Brabus. Never have taken time to learn my reserve # as that was frustrating first go round. Did not want to go there again and I'm driving one so not as big a deal to me. But the Est of Delivery on SmartUSA.....do not believe that, IN MY OPINION. In my case it showed a range of 5/06 to 8/08 for months. The only thing that has changed are the actual days within the month. Believed and used as a basis to start checking in with the dealer so I could start planning the transition - even told the dealership I wanted a heads up. Thought I would have at least a 30 day heads up from someone so I could start selling my '08. Did not happen. Called to verify the final destination Price a week ago Friday and was told it was in transit...it sits as the dealer as we speak. Scrambling to sell "Tux" and a plan to get to the Dealership in Tulsa as I live in OKC. Can handle owning both but will say the Smart USA estimate date has changed again this weekend and it a date later in August than it has ever shown. Hope this helps, been there so know how you feel. When you get enjoy......it can be sooner than you think. I remember chatting with numerous "owners" that had reserve numbers "higher" than mine last year that got theirs before I did. Again there is a light at the end of the tunnel so hope I keep you happy waiting for yours! I have a Silver on Silver as well.
Comment by Ginny Smith on June 12, 2009 at 5:01pm
Can someone explain the order number process in regard to actually building our cars? I mean if we had an early order number when it was going to be a Smart then shouldn't they follow that order sequence even if we upgraded to the Brabus? If that is the case, then how are people with later numbers (the last 4 in the sequence of your order number) be getting their cars before earlier order numbers?
Comment by Ginny Smith on June 12, 2009 at 4:53pm
Hi all, waiting to get our silver coupe hopefully by the 4th of July weekend. We've already been told that it's in production as of 27th May. Does anyone know how long it actually takes to arrive once the VIN has been assigned?
 

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