Was able to get an orphan cabrio just like I had configured (it's black w/ comfort package) so when my cabrio comes in, it will be an orphan, but hopefully, only for a short while. I'm going to change out the wheel rims and perhaps have some wrapping done (in read -- instead of painting). May change out the seats to upgrade the leather as well as comfort factor.

I love my car to pieces -- After 9-1/2 years of waiting for it to come to the U.S., I can't believe I really have it! It just makes me smile and others too. Everyone in my office comments on it when they come in in the morning.

So all of you who are "still waiting", take heart. I reserved July 12, configured Dec. 23 but didn't want to wait until April - June for it to come.

For any of you who live in the Los Angeles area, I would definitely recommend a visit to Vinnie Mandzak at the MB Smart Center in Beverly Hills.

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Comment by Carol Thompson on February 6, 2009 at 9:12pm
Thanks so much for the good wishes, John. I really am just thrilled -- I've had many cars in my life but none that I had this relationship to... It just spoke to me when I saw it in Cannes in May '99.

Didn't know BH Smart was having a 1-yr. anniversary party -- maybe we'll meet there.
Comment by John Dunham on February 6, 2009 at 9:07pm
Congratulations on your adopted smart! I got my passion coupe from Vinnie in October. No problems with the car, so haven't been back to BH yet. I will be going to their 1st year anniversary on March 21.

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