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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike T on Saturday. 1 Reply

 

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Mike T replied to jwight's discussion 453 BRABUS confirmed
"It was a hard sell even in Europe.  smart only sold 140,000 diesels in Europe between 1999 and 2006, when 770,256 cars were sold.  So, for a car primarily sold in Europe, the market penetration of the diesel version was unusually low.…"
Monday
Mike T replied to jwight's discussion 453 BRABUS confirmed
"Yup the diesel is dead, never to return. I am glad that I have one already!"
Monday
Mike T replied to Mike T's discussion smart 450 registry
"As of right now, 77 of the approximately 1300 cars converted by G&K are in my register.  So it is going all right. I have got nearly all of these cars from the www.  So far only one 450 owner has contacted me directly!"
Saturday
Mike T posted a discussion

smart 450 registry

Hi all, I have a complete registry of all first generation smart diesels that were imported to Canada and details on where they all are now (all 10,239 of them, of which at least 120 are in the USA now), but now I am extending the registration to the gasoline powered 450 models that were grey market imports to the USA.ZAP had a number of earlier 450s with 599 cc gas engines imported and then G&K converted another 1026 of them, in this case 699 cc gas engined cars.What I want to do is reach…See More
Friday
Mike T replied to Eric Angeloro - smart USA's discussion smart CEO Annette Winkler: The World Needs This Car
"Yeah well it's a continuation of another near-death experience in 2005.  The world does need smart."
Oct 8
Mike T replied to jwight's discussion 453 BRABUS confirmed
"Yes, the crappy power unit of the US/Canada 451 BRABUS was a massive turn-off so it really is necessary to have the full BRABUS powertrain if another BRABUS is sold here.  It would also open up a lot more marketing opportunities, making the car…"
Oct 8
Mike T liked jwight's discussion 453 BRABUS confirmed
Oct 8
Mike T replied to Eric Angeloro - smart USA's discussion smart Doesn't Care About a 4-door
"If North America remains a market that is halfheartedly supplied with a single milquetoast model dumbed down from the European versions, that would be a shame.  This is what sank all the French car manufacturers in North America. smart needs…"
Jan 21

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I've been a smart owner since
January 8, 2005
Location
Canada
My favorite things about smart
opens your mind
About Me
I have two smart diesels: a 2006 BRABUS Tailor-Made Canada 1 convertible as well as my first smart, a 2005 pulse cabriolet with over 125,000 miles on it.

I'm a French car enthusiast as well, I have a 1966 Peugeot 404 Coupé Injection as well as a Mercedes B 200 hatchback.
My smart's name
Snowball (Canada 1 cabriolet) Rana smartii (2005 cabriolet)

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At 10:59pm on August 23, 2008, George MacDougall said…
Hi Mike nice colour. I dont know how they got stream green. Are you on the west coast and if so where do you go for service.
At 12:33am on August 23, 2008, Mike T said…
Thanks Mike. We had a blast at our two smartville tours.

Love the cdi diesel, it's a keeper!
At 2:19am on July 17, 2008, Mike Knotts said…
Yes, my smart makes me smile every day. Our friend Sabine, in Hambach, got a story on my smart and my wifes smart complete with pictures in the smartville news letter last month. They liked the picture of my 2 dogs in the back of my smartie.
At 1:25am on July 9, 2008, Mike Knotts said…
What a surprise to find a Canadian here. I enjoy your posts on the Canadian site.
 
 
 

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